Certifications are useful as an entry point, but considering you already have your foot in the door of a tech firm, I don't know if you would see much benefit from it.
You would probably get further by seeing if you could pickup a few one-off projects with your employer to get your feet wet. I think attitude and desire far outweigh a certification.
You mentioned Selenium, so I assume your going for more of a frontend/web developer role, which tends to use a vast mix of languages other than java. So you may not see the full benefit from a java cert in that role.
> I have recently stumbled into the world of Java, decided I like it, and would like to learn more.
> In the last 10 years I have done some light programming, almost all of it in VB and some C#, and in the last 6 months in Java.
> I am thinking about going for Java certification, mainly as a way for me to learn more about programming in Java.
> I'd be interested in opinions on whether certification is worth the effort, and what the value of certification is in the job market.
> I work with Java right now in a QA position (Java + Selenium WebDriver), and would like to transition to a developer role in the future.
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