Katarina Golbang wrote:I just passed the OCA exam (1Z0-803) with 98% score. Currently I'm preparing myself for the OCP exam (1Z0-804). Afterwards I would like to start the Architect Certification as described here
Welcome to CodeRanch! Did you have experience with Java before taking the OCA/OCP? The architect exam is designed for people who have been using JEE for a number of years. It isn't an entry level certification.
Katarina Golbang wrote:Do I have to take part in an Oracle Course (virtual class or similar)? Are there really three exams to be passed?
Yes to both
Katarina Golbang wrote:Does anybody have experiences with the whole certification path? What about the costs? Am I right with this calculation:
Sounds right. I'm surprised it is exactly 300 euros per exam. It was $300 per exam - I would have expected exchange rates to come into play. I guess they rounded. See my blog (in my signature below) for my experiences with the whole path.
Katarina Golbang wrote:By the way: is this certification worth of the effort? Do I learn much and is it valuable for the employers?
It was a good learning experience. Whether it is valuable for employers is subjective and could be argued either way.
I took the exam before there was a required course. Since you don't list Servlet/EJB/JPA/JSF on your experience list, I would recommend the "Developing Applications for the Java EE 6 Platform" class. It looks like a good intro to the technologies. Which you need to understand for the exam and is good to know in general.
thanks for your answer. I already worked with JSP, Servlets and so on. I would like to learn new stuff. Is there something more "up-to-date" like for instance MVC frameworks (like play framework...) or Cloud Computing?
He was giving me directions and I was powerless to resist. I cannot resist this tiny ad: