Java certification, as an additional form of formal confirmation of knowledge and skills, represents a competitive advantage, both for individual and for the company. However, it can also represent a loss of valuable time and non-negligible financial cost. In this session we will try to provide answers to various questions about the certification, explain typical certification path, and explain the advantages and differences of certain certificates. We will try to help with instructions and tips about the easiest way to approach certification and how to take and renew certificates. Finally, we will present how to get to the highest levels of certification and explain what could be the benefit in your professional life, and whether the effort is worth it.