Hi. After many years of having a hobbyist interest in programming but doing other things for a job, I've decided it might be time to attempt a career change to application development. The other areas I've worked in, such as teaching English to non - native speakers, aren't directly relevant to this line of work. However, I've got a degree in Physics and I'm considering doing a course that leads to the Oracle Certified Professional Java SE Programmer qualification. Obviously, I'm doing research into the merits of the qualification and the job market for programmers in the UK.
I'm interested if anyone here has got this qualification or has an opinion on it's usefulness when applying for entry level Java development jobs. Any advice would be appreciated.