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OCAJP 7 or OCP Java SE 6 certification?

 
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Hi ,

I have planned to write OCAJP 7 certification to learn java and get the certification under my belt. After going through the objectives and materials for this exam i could see that only basic topics were covered. I believe now going through the preparation would only expose to the basic topics and I need to go through OCPJP certification to cover the other Core java topics.

As my purpose is to learn java and get exposed to core java topics, I believe completing the OCAJP would not serve my goal. I am in thought now to complete OCP java 6 programmer certification which would cover more topics than the OCAJP. If needed I can go through the upgrade exam in future for Java 7. But I am not sure which is correct at this point.

Please let me know whether completing the OCAJP 7 or OCP java 6 would be correct at this point for me. Also let me know the pros and cons on going through the both certifications.

Looking forward to your suggestions.

Thanks,
Dhanasekaran. K
 
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Hello Kannappan,

It is true that OCPJP 7 is better, no doubt but if you want to achieve this you will have to pass two exams, OCAJP and OCPJP 7 or OCPJP 6, andOCPJP upgrade. But in our opinion first root is easy as in upgrade exam you may have to face more difficult questions, and also OCPJP 6 is difficult than OCAJP. The reason is when you take an upgrade exam, oracle assume you certificate professional with good experience.

Hope, this helps and let us know if you have any doubts.

 
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Hi Peterson,

Thanks for the reply.

I have three years of work experience i java technology. I would like to feel more confident about my java skills. I like to make the most of the certification exam which i am going through, that is I have planned to write the certification so that i can learn java through some systematic approach and gain confidence through certification in Java.

I am planning to go through SCJP 6 as of now so that i can get certification as well as learn most of the concepts in core java. I think this way i can achieve certification as well as gain knowledge in Java. May be if required i can go through the upgrade exam sometime in the future.

Do you think it is not better to go through SCJP 6 now as JAVA 7 certifications are available ?

Please let me know your thoughts.
 
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I agree that you should go for the OCJP 6 exam first. It is more challenging so you will learn more. And as you noted, you can always take the upgrade exam later which focuses on Java 7 topics if you want to pay for a second exam.
 
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hello, i have just started my career as a java developer.would you suggest that i should go for the OCJP 6 exam?i checked the Pearson site and it has been coded as 1Z0-851.would you suggest me to go for this exam in three month's time?
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Shantana
 
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Hi Jeanne,

Thank you for the reply. I decided to go for the SCJP 6 exam.
 
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