QUESTION: Should I take a step back, quit shooting for 1Z0-803 exam and take this one instead (the 1Z0-850) first. I need a goal I can accomplish and a milestone in my development as an associate level java programmer. Any and all advice welcome and needed. Thanks!
Jack Moore Iii wrote:I was under the impression that regardless of skill level, everyone had to pass the associates exam before they could take the programmer exam. Is that outdated info?
If you want to be a OCPJP6 certified developer, there are no prerequisites. So you don't have to take any other certifications. You can study K&B6 and go to the testing center to take the OCPJP6 exam.
If you want to be a OCPJP7 certified developer, you'll first have to take the entry-level OCAJP7 certification before taking the OCPJP7 exam.
The OCAJ 5/6 certification isn't meant for java developers. It's more appropriate for less technical profiles (like project managers, business analysts,...)
Jack Moore Iii wrote:Which is the certification where you put it on your resume and you actually do the coding work?
Then you have 2 choices: OCPJP6 or OCAJP7.
If you want it on a very short notice then OCAJP7 is your thing. It's entry-level and focuses on java basics (control flow, inheritance, polymorphism, overriding, overloading,...). OCPJP6 is harder: more to know, more advanced topics. So will require also more time to study. But on a resume it will look better than OCAJP7. So it's up to you.
If you want to become an OCPJP7 certified java programmer you have 2 options:
So you'll always need 2 exams. The latter one is the more easy path, because the 1st exam is an entry-level certification, so it's not too hard (compared to the other ones of course).
If you are satisfied with a certification for the previous Java 6 versio, you just have to pass 1 exam (OCPJP6).