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upgrade from 7 to 8

 
Carlos Solano
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Is this book apropiate for upgrade from ocajp 7?
 
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There is no upgrade exam from OCA7 to OCA8. There's only an Upgrade Java SE 7 to Java SE 8 OCP Programmer exam.

But you can of course use this book to take (and pass) the OCA8 exam.
 
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(My opinion) If you already pass OCA 7, you best path be go to OCJP 7.
There are some reason for this advise:
1. For OCJP 8 there is no study guide.
For pass OCA 8 after OCA 7 you must study less, but next you will use mix of books: K&B + some general book for java 8. (May be Finegan & Robert Liguori create book for OCJP8 later - this be great
2. Time, for OCJP 7 is huge and exam is hard - begin preparation.
3. Money pay/ result get -> after you pass OCJP 7 you can pass upgrade to OCJP8: you will spend money for 2 exam, but you get 2 certificate of OCJP and one OCA vs 2 OCA and 1 OCJP.

I know that for people who not already pass OCA, better go to OCA 8 (also people may have different reason to choose another path).
But for people who pass for my opinion better continue and get OCJP, and may be you choose go to OCM, Java EE 6 Enterprise Architec (or some other instead or after upgrade to OCPJ 8
 
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Sergej Smoljanov wrote:(My opinion) If you already pass OCA 7, you best path be go to OCJP 7.

I concur.

Sergej Smoljanov wrote:I know that for people who not already pass OCA, better go to OCA 8 (also people may have different reason to choose another path).

If you opt for OCA7 or OCA8 is a personal decision and depends on your preferences and requirements. This topic will probably be really helpful to make a decision. Don't forget you can't combine different version certifications.
 
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