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Help needed to choose correct certification OCAJA/OCPJP ( 7 or 8 )!!

 
yas pa
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Hello everyone i am yash from Delhi,India
I am final year student of Computer engineering.

I am planning to start studying for java certification but i am confused which certification should i choose.

things i know that to complete ocpjp you will have to complete ocajp first. but i am confused between choosing OCAJP 7 or OCAJP8 !

1 ) if i am going for OCAJP 8 then i will miss features added in java 7 ?

2) or should i go for OCAJP 7 ,then OCPJP 7 then OCAJP8 or any upgrade for newer version ?

3) studies for OCAJP8 and OCPJP8 will cover every content added in java 7 ?



please help me out in this... i am confused >.<
need advice
 
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Yes even I'm not sure which exam I should go for. But latest one is Java 8 exam I code 1Z0-808 (OCAJP) and exam II code 1Z0-809 (OCPJP, not released yet).

As I searched available books for Java 8 exams are only

1. Oracle Certified Associate Java Se 8 Programmer I Study Guide: Exam 1z0-808 by Jeanne Boyarsky (Goodreads Author), Scott Selikoff Rs. 519 Rs.

2. Java SE 8 Programmer I: Guide to the Oracle Certified Associate [Kindle Edition] by Guilherme Silveira (Author), Mário Amaral Rs. 2,174.97

Only these two books I found and 2nd one is too costly and available in kindle edition so I was about to buy 1st one but don't know how is that.

Can somebody please tell me which book is good for Java Oracle Certified Associate Java Se 8 Programmer exam code 1Z0-808 ?

Is this book good : 1.Oracle Certified Associate Java Se 8 Programmer I Study Guide: Exam 1z0-808 by Jeanne Boyarsky (Goodreads Author), Scott Selikoff ?
 
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Ganish Patil wrote:Yes even I'm not sure which exam I should go for. But latest one is Java 8 exam I code 1Z0-808 (OCAJP) and exam II code 1Z0-809 (OCPJP, not released yet).

As I searched available books for Java 8 exams are only

1. Oracle Certified Associate Java Se 8 Programmer I Study Guide: Exam 1z0-808 by Jeanne Boyarsky (Goodreads Author), Scott Selikoff Rs. 519 Rs.

2. Java SE 8 Programmer I: Guide to the Oracle Certified Associate [Kindle Edition] by Guilherme Silveira (Author), Mário Amaral Rs. 2,174.97

Only these two books I found and 2nd one is too costly and available in kindle edition so I was about to buy 1st one but don't know how is that.

Can somebody please tell me which book is good for Java Oracle Certified Associate Java Se 8 Programmer exam code 1Z0-808 ?

Is this book good : 1.Oracle Certified Associate Java Se 8 Programmer I Study Guide: Exam 1z0-808 by Jeanne Boyarsky (Goodreads Author), Scott Selikoff ?




found something here ..check this out

http://www.coderanch.com/t/644507/ocajp/certification/Combining-version-certifications
 
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but which book for Java 8 1Z0-808 ? I'm going for latest but what about book for that?
 
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Hi yas pa,

First of all, a warm welcome to CodeRanch!

yas pa wrote:I am planning to start studying for java certification but i am confused which certification should i choose.

Excellent decision!

yas pa wrote:things i know that to complete ocpjp you will have to complete ocajp first.

That seems to be the logical order, but you can take both exams in a random order as well.

yas pa wrote:1 ) if i am going for OCAJP 8 then i will miss features added in java 7 ?

No! You still need to know about the new Java 7 features like diamond syntax, underscores in numeric literals, strings in switches and so on. Here you'll find a mapping between OCA7 and OCA8 exam objectives.

yas pa wrote:2) or should i go for OCAJP 7 ,then OCPJP 7 then OCAJP8 or any upgrade for newer version ?

It all depends on the time frame you want to become OCPJP certified and which resources you plan to use for studying and preparing. Currently the OCPJP8 isn't available yet (although the beta version is announced for April 25, 2015) so also no study guides are available. For OCA7 and OCP7 exams, books are available (e.g. K&B7 covers both exams in 1 book). If you want to get OCPJP certified as soon as possible, you should take the OCA7 exam followed by the OCP7 exam. If you want to become OCPJP8 certified, you just take the OCPJP8 upgrade exam (which is already available).
Please note: if you would take the OCP8 beta exam, you won't know immediately if you have passed or not. It takes approximately 11 weeks after the close of the Beta Exam.

And as a final note (which you have already discovered): you can't combine different version certifications!

yas pa wrote:3) studies for OCAJP8 and OCPJP8 will cover every content added in java 7 ?

OCA8 will definitely have the new languages features of Java 7. OCP8 will probably have as well, but the official exam objectives are not made publicly available, so these could be different (although very unlikely) .

Hope it helps!
Kind regards,
Roel
 
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Ganish Patil wrote:Can somebody please tell me which book is good for Java Oracle Certified Associate Java Se 8 Programmer exam code 1Z0-808 ?

Is this book good : 1.Oracle Certified Associate Java Se 8 Programmer I Study Guide: Exam 1z0-808 by Jeanne Boyarsky (Goodreads Author), Scott Selikoff ?

Ganish Patil wrote:but which book for Java 8 1Z0-808 ? I'm going for latest but what about book for that?

This topic discusses if this book is worth buying or not.
 
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