Paweł Baczyński wrote:Briefly.
1. Java SE 6 in the certification name is... just a part of the name. Don't be worried about it. Java SE 8 was released at March 18, 2014, less than 18 months ago, so you might use version 7 or 8.
2. My interpretation is you have to use provided interface does not mean you can not add javadoc comments to it. I javadoced (fancy word) my DBAccess interface and I passed.
Paweł Baczyński wrote:I believe the instruction is sometimes misleading on purpose. Maybe they want to test how a person deals with unclear requirements and how the person justifies his or her decisions.
Christian Pflug wrote:thank you for your reply. I will then use Java SE 7 since I haven't yet used any of the Java SE 8 features. I think it makes an important difference whether SE 7 / SE 8 can be used or not since everyone taking on this exam has done SCJP / OCPJP before and that one was version specific (I took the one for SE 6 and I could be sure that no questions regarding SE 7 would be in the exam).
Christian Pflug wrote:2.) Should I enrich the provided DBAccess with javadoc?
Christian Pflug wrote:3.) Booking
Christian Pflug wrote:This was about two weeks ago and I still haven't received any reply from email@example.com
Christian Pflug wrote:When I tried to order it I was notified that I first would have to upload the submission jar. From some posts on this forum I deduced that you could theoretically take the essay exam before uploading the assignment though Oracle would probably not approve of that but maybe they changed that (and it makes sense). So today after doing some last checks I uploaded my submission jar and registered for the essay exam.
Christian Pflug wrote:- We are expected to pay the 250 something euros / dollars for the essay even though Oracle could filter out automatic failures before (and the money paid for the second part would be wasted in that case)
Christian Pflug wrote:Tomorrow I'm going on holidays to leave everything behind for a while.