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confused which exam to take oca7 or oca8?

 
Anshdeep Singh
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I am still confused wheather i should take OCAJP7 or OCAJP8 when its main exam comes out? can we give OCP8 after passing OCA7? and will the OCA7 exam ever get outdated?
 
Sergej Smoljanov
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OCAJP7 because if you are ready: go on and after pass prepare to programmer 2.
If not ready (start to prepare) you can choose.
+ for OCAJP7:
1. there is lot excellent material to prepare
2. there is excellent mock test
3. when programmer 2 was introduced to java 7 you can go to iz0 - 805 and become Professional Level Certification for java 7. thin when it introduced you will get Professional Level Certification for java 8, and now you will not waste time
OCAJP-
soon will be available OCAJP8 (but because of 3 from + OCAJP7 you can get upgrade)

ps: question only in time: if you pass iz0-808 and soon pass 804 you still will have Professional Level Certification for java 7 (and still find job ;) ) and if you wait your bread with butter will be eat some one else, and you will still wait for Oracle Certified Professional for java 8.
and one more: Oracle Certified Master and others has no java 7 level so you will prepare to java 6 or 5.
DON`T LOST YOU TIME!

and from myself: i at the end of last year i pass OCAJP7 and now preparing for Programmer 2, if i wait for OCAJP8 i must still wait for exam.

and here is:
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Roel De Nijs
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Hi Anshdeep,

First of all, a warm welcome to CodeRanch!

Anshdeep Singh wrote:I am still confused wheather i should take OCAJP7 or OCAJP8 when its main exam comes out?

Without any doubt: OCAJP7! If you pass, you can prepare for OCPJP7 and take the exam without having to wait (the exam is already released). Very good study guides and online resources are available. And if you really want to become OCPJP8, you can always take the upgrade exam once you have earned the OCPJP7 credential. The beta version of this upgrade exam is almost released as you can read here.

Anshdeep Singh wrote:can we give OCP8 after passing OCA7?

No! See here for more information.

Anshdeep Singh wrote:and will the OCA7 exam ever get outdated?

Probably not. As you can see here, you can still take the OCPJP5 exam (Java 5 was released 10 years ago, in 2004).

Hope it helps!
Kind regards,
Roel
 
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