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Starting now - 20th of April, finishing before 1st of August... crazy?

 
Norbert Lebenthal
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hi

I was just ask about my team lead to see about doing OCMJEA this year, and I realized this issue with the training. The training cost would make prohibitive for my company to pay for this certification, hence the usual question... how long to do this on a selft training kind of way?

I did the SCJD5 in about 100h, having 7 years of IT experience...

If you could provide some time estimate, I could then see how it matches with my possibilities (12h/week + potentially a bit of free work time on it)

thanks in advance...

best
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Sharma Ashutosh
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It depends upon person to person-experience as well as how many things he/she already knew.
For part 1- i will say around 2 hours per day and extra work on weekends-close to 7-8 hours and you should be ready within 2-2.5 months. Go for at least one mock test-Sun's ePractice.
After that it can take around 100-120 hours for part 2 and part 3.
SCJD is a good exam and you already have 7+ years of experience.
 
Norbert Lebenthal
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Sharma Ashutosh wrote:It depends upon person to person-experience as well as how many things he/she already knew.


yep, making the question very tricky: thanks a lot for answering

Sharma Ashutosh wrote:
For part 1- i will say around 2 hours per day and extra work on weekends-close to 7-8 hours and you should be ready within 2-2.5 months. Go for at least one mock test-Sun's ePractice.

so (2*5 + 7)*10 = 170 hours there
Sharma Ashutosh wrote:
After that it can take around 100-120 hours for part 2 and part 3.

of which I've to add 120 hours. Really a lot, then

by reading you, it feels like only the first part is needed before the 1st of August. However, when reading oracle Important Changes to Java, and Oracle Solaris Certifications page stating:

I started my Java Developer or Java Architect Master certification path before August 1, 2011. Do I have to complete the certification by August 1, or will the training requirement be waived since I started the process before the deadline?
Anyone who does not completely finish the current track requirements before August 1, 2011, regardless of when they started the certification path, will be required to meet the new requirements, which will include a mandatory course attendance requirement.


it feels like all of it should be done before the 1st of August, am I wrong there?

Sharma Ashutosh wrote:
SCJD is a good exam and you already have 7+ years of experience.


could be worse indeed ;)
 
Sharma Ashutosh
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it feels like all of it should be done before the 1st of August, am I wrong there?

Part 1 definitely needs to be done by 1st Aug 2011. Part 3 - they don't ask to resubmit. So even if you fail in part 2- you can resubmit it by paying $300. That's what most of the members feel.
 
Krzysztof Grajek
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You should be good with finishing all parts before the 1st of August unless you will be as unlucky as me, I have cleared part 1 on 29th of March and still cannot download my assignment, oracle first sent me wrong voucher, then they issued wrong replacement voucher and now I'm still waiting for any information, almost a month without any work whatsoever, no answer from oracle for over a 1,5 week, no hope, no nothing
 
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