The OCA 8 exam
is now released. Beta scores are available the end of the month.
If you are thinking about taking this certification, note that the OCPJP 8 (part 2 of the exam) has not been released yet. There will be a beta sometime this year. If you take the OCAJP
8, and want to get a professional level certification, you need to take the OCPJP 8 (not the OCPJP 7) exam.
So who should take the OCA 8 (rather than the OCA 7):
1) If you aren't in a big hurry to get the OCP level cert and want the most current cert.
2) If you plan to take the beta of OCP 8 when it comes out and want the most current cert.
3) If you don't plan to advance to the OCP cert and want the most current cert.
4) Any other scenarios?