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Is OCMJEA 6 still worth effort/money with the mandatory training

 
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Hi folks

I'm preparing to start my journey on OCMJEA 6. However my major concern is the mandatory training > $2000. It would be a significant investment both time/money and I don't want just to do Part 1, 2, 3 without official certification. What's your opinion? What would drive your decision to pursue OCMJEA 6?

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Everyone is different. What would your motivation be if there wasn't a mandatory training? Let's start from there.

I took the exam before there was a training requirement. It was still time consuming so one could ask the same question at that point.
 
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I would be happy to pursue the OCMJEA for the sake of hardening and organising my JEE knowledge, and then getting certified. However, with the expensive training, it's a bit costly whilst I still can self-learn JEE knowledge through project experience
 
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Least expensive class for OCMJEA6 is Java EE7: New Features

Here In Canada, it's 1700 Canadian plus HST, which is less than 2000 US Dollars.
In US, the price is even less -- 1400 US dollars plus whatever sales tax folks from US has to pay.
Well I heard Norway is expensive place but even there it seems the "JEE7: NewFeatures" is still less than 2000USD (11300 Norwegian Krone)
 
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Linh Dang Hong wrote:I would be happy to pursue the OCMJEA for the sake of hardening and organising my JEE knowledge, and then getting certified. However, with the expensive training, it's a bit costly whilst I still can self-learn JEE knowledge through project experience

You can harden and organize your knowledge by taking the three exams without the class. That doesn't result in a cert, but accomplishes two of your three goals. I find the act of studying for a cert helps me focus on a topic nicely.
 
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:
Linh Dang Hong wrote:I would be happy to pursue the OCMJEA for the sake of hardening and organising my JEE knowledge, and then getting certified. However, with the expensive training, it's a bit costly whilst I still can self-learn JEE knowledge through project experience

You can harden and organize your knowledge by taking the three exams without the class. That doesn't result in a cert, but accomplishes two of your three goals. I find the act of studying for a cert helps me focus on a topic nicely.


However, after spending time/money on studying. Without certification, is it disappointed?
 
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That's up to you. From my point of view, you can still put you your resume that you passed 3/3 parts of the exam on your resume/CV. That's the difficult part. Not sitting in a room or online for training.
 
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