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sakthi vadivel
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Hi All,

I am old user and back to group to update my exam and learn complete java again.

I'm java developer but want to learn new java se 7 kathy siera book and upgrade my exam.

What should i do to upgrade from java 5 to java 7?

what's this OCA and OCP, i am certified SCJP 5.0, should i do both OCA and OCP to upgrade to java 7?

I want to read full book and give exam only for OCP 7, is it possible as i'm already SCJP 5 certified?

Please suggest, looking forward for your valuable information.

Thanks,
Sakthi
 
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Since you are already SCJP5, you can simply take the upgrade exam to v7.

There are a few study guides for OCP7 to choose from.
 
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sakthi vadivel wrote:What should i do to upgrade from java 5 to java 7?

You have 2 possible paths to choose from:
  • take (and pass) the Upgrade to Java SE 7 Programmer (1Z0-805) exam
  • take (and pass) both the OCAJP7 and OCPJP7 exams


  • sakthi vadivel wrote:what's this OCA and OCP, i am certified SCJP 5.0, should i do both OCA and OCP to upgrade to java 7?

    Since Java 7, Oracle has split the certification in 2 parts: the OCA one is the entry-level exam and covers java and OO basics. The OCP is the more advanced exam and covers a lot of advanced topics (generics, threads, concurrency, jdbc, file i/o, nio2.0,...). No need to take (and pay) for both exams, you can simply upgrade your certification by taking the 1Z0-805 Upgrade exam.

    sakthi vadivel wrote:I want to read full book and give exam only for OCP 7, is it possible as i'm already SCJP 5 certified?

    Yes, if you completely read the K&B7 study guide and have a good understanding of all concepts and topics explained; you'll definitely pass the 1Z0-805 Upgrade exam and reach your goal of becoming Java 7 certified. Good luck!

    Hope it helps!
    Kind regards,
    Roel
     
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    Super... Thanks all for the suggestion.

    One more question, i'm sure (i did earlier) reading K & B SE 7 is good enough to cover java 7, is K&B7 same book for upgrade exam and OCA and OCP 7 exams?

    If it's same book what's the part i should concentrate more, part II?

    Once i'm clear with this i'll get the book and start with the preparation... J

    Thanks,
    Sakthi
     
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    sakthi vadivel wrote:One more question, i'm sure (i did earlier) reading K & B SE 7 is good enough to cover java 7, is K&B7 same book for upgrade exam and OCA and OCP 7 exams?

    Yes, it is.

    sakthi vadivel wrote:If it's same book what's the part i should concentrate more, part II?

    You'll definitely will have to focus more on part II. But I also recommend reading/studying the whole 1st part as well. It covers the new Java 7 language enhancements (like diamond, strings in switches,...) and provides a nice refresher of all the things you already know (and still need to know ).

    Happy studying!
    Kind regards,
    Roel
     
    sakthi vadivel
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    Thank you very much Roel....

    I'm sure now what's to be done... i'll start with K&B book

    Thanks all....

    Best Regards,
    Sakthi
     
    Roel De Nijs
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    Glad I could help! And happy studying!

    Nice to know: instead of making a "thank you" post, you could also the post(s) which you liked. It's easier, faster and other ranchers will see immediately which are the "starred" posts.
     
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