Is it worth becoming an Oracle Certified Programmer?
Not sure if this forum is relevant but here goes...
As a senior developer of 10 years I find myself in the unfortunate situation of facing redundancy. My skillset seems to be somewhat outdated now (my main skill being Foxpro, an Xbase like tool) and there are no jobs in the UK marketplace for this.
I have spent 6 months or so studying Java from the tutorials site, and I really like the technology. However, when it comes to finding another job my experience as a developer seems to count for nothing if I haven't used Java commercially.
I started to look at getting certified, but it is very expensive. If I go to the expense to become an Oracle Certified Programmer, will employers take me seriously? or will it be a waste of time and money as I still don't have commercial experience?