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srini manassu
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Sorry... But got no better option(place).
I'm really getting confused with this, I'm planning to take up OCPJP Exam this march, I contacted many people regarding which version of Java to take up, but I got various rather spurious inputs!
its going around in circles, please guide me which version to take up whether 6 or 7.
As far as I went through the version 7 has got quite a few makeovers and all of a sudden my mind is turbid~ please clear me of this.

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Anayonkar Shivalkar
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Hi srini,

I would alway suggest to take exam for latest version available (Java 7 in this case).

The reason is simple : its new, and sooner or later, people are gonna migrate to it (or at least new application would be written with this).

All the best.
 
srini manassu
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Right.
Any materials for preparation for OCPJP 7 available at this time?
OR
Can I also take up version 6 now and later upgrade to 7? (until when the version 6 will still be available?)
kindly provide some input.

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Well, again, if anyway you are gonna upgrade to version 7 later, why not take it now?

I don't think OCJP books for JDK 7 are available in market. So, you can either wait till it, or I would suggest to leave out differences between JDK 6 and 7, go pick SCJP 6.0 book and start studying. Meanwhile, when OCJP 7.0 book becomes available, you'll be in good shape to go for exam (at that time, all you'll have to cover is differences between JDK 6 and 7 only - which shouldn't take more than a couple of weeks).

And of course, if you get stuck, you can always ask the doubts on this forum

All the best.
 
srini manassu
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I would suggest to leave out differences between JDK 6 and 7, go pick SCJP 6.0 book and start studying. Meanwhile, when OCJP 7.0 book becomes available, you'll be in good shape to go for exam (at that time, all you'll have to cover is differences between JDK 6 and 7 only - which shouldn't take more than a couple of weeks).


Yes.
Thanks.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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