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Dipan Chokshi
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Hi,

I have planned to take certification in this way. OCA J8 -> OCP J8 -> OCM J SE 6. I checked on oracle website but i dont find OCA/OCP J8 are in beta version. Please advise. Your comments will make difference in my decision.

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Dipan Chokshi wrote:I have planned to take certification in this way. OCA J8 -> OCP J8 -> OCM J SE 6.

Looks great! Do you know the OCMJD certification is quite different from the OCA/OCP certifications? It requires the completion of an assignment (develop an application based on a list of instructions), an essay exam to be taken and a mandatory course to be followed (which can be pretty expensive).

Dipan Chokshi wrote:I checked on oracle website but i dont find OCA/OCP J8 are in beta version. Please advise. Your comments will make difference in my decision.

You don't find the OCAJP8 (1Z0-808) and OCPJP8 (1Z0-809) certification exams in the beta overview, because both certification exams are already production exams.

Hope it helps!
Kind regards,
Roel

 
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Roel De Nijs wrote:
Dipan Chokshi wrote:I have planned to take certification in this way. OCA J8 -> OCP J8 -> OCM J SE 6.

Looks great! Do you know the OCMJD certification is quite different from the OCA/OCP certifications? It requires the completion of an assignment (develop an application based on a list of instructions), an essay exam to be taken and a mandatory course to be followed (which can be pretty expensive).

Dipan Chokshi wrote:I checked on oracle website but i dont find OCA/OCP J8 are in beta version. Please advise. Your comments will make difference in my decision.

You don't find the OCAJP8 (1Z0-808) and OCPJP8 (1Z0-809) certification exams in the beta overview, because both certification exams are already production exams.

Hope it helps!
Kind regards,
Roel


Thats quick reply Roel. Thanks. I am aware of OCMJD and also read your experience here. Though it was SCJD in your case but now it owns by Oracle since 2009(i am not sure which year) so it is OCMJD. I hope i am on the same track. As you said OCA/OCM JP8 is in production so its no harm to go for it ? Please advise.
Thanks a lot.
 
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Dipan Chokshi wrote:As you said OCA/OCM JP8 is in production so its no harm to go for it ? Please advise.

If you have no specific expectations about study guides and money limitations and you want to become an Oracle certified programmer, then taking the OCAJP8 and OCPJP8 certification exams is definitely the way to go.

Happy studying!
Kind regards,
Roel
 
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Roel De Nijs wrote:
Dipan Chokshi wrote:As you said OCA/OCM JP8 is in production so its no harm to go for it ? Please advise.

If you have no specific expectations about study guides and money limitations and you want to become an Oracle certified programmer, then taking the OCAJP8 and OCPJP8 certification exams is definitely the way to go.

Happy studying!
Kind regards,
Roel

Well i do have expectations from study guide. I hope the study guide is available for OCA/OCP JP8 like JP7. Please share your expert comments on it. Currently where i am working they are using Java 7 but they said if you are going for certification then why not Java 8 instead of 7. I also feel comfortable to go with Java 8. Now regarding money i have budget and thought that as I finish OCA/OCP JP8 then may be after 6-12 months i ll go for OCM SE 6. Thats the plan right now.

I truly enjoy here with such wonderful guidance. Thanks for your help.
 
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Dipan Chokshi wrote:Well i do have expectations from study guide. I hope the study guide is available for OCA/OCP JP8 like JP7. Please share your expert comments on it.

Currently you have of course more available study guides to prepare for the OCAJP7 and OCPJP7 certification exams. And the reason is pretty simple and easy to understand: these certification exams were released much earlier (e.g. the OCAJP8 exam was released at the beginning of this year). At this moment there's no study guide for the OCPJP8 exam. But early 2016 a study guide will probably be released for the OCPJP8 exam. So because you still have to prepare and study for the OCAJP8 exam, the study guide for the OCPJP8 exam might be available when you have passed the OCAJP8 exam. Just in time!
 
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Roel De Nijs wrote:
Dipan Chokshi wrote:Well i do have expectations from study guide. I hope the study guide is available for OCA/OCP JP8 like JP7. Please share your expert comments on it.

Currently you have of course more available study guides to prepare for the OCAJP7 and OCPJP7 certification exams. And the reason is pretty simple and easy to understand: these certification exams were released much earlier (e.g. the OCAJP8 exam was released at the beginning of this year). At this moment there's no study guide for the OCPJP8 exam. But early 2016 a study guide will probably be released for the OCPJP8 exam. So because you still have to prepare and study for the OCAJP8 exam, the study guide for the OCPJP8 exam might be available when you have passed the OCAJP8 exam. Just in time!

Gotcha....I was wondering why people not going for frequently for newer version of JP8. I am supposed to use these books kathy's book,head first java and complete reference java. Please guide if I really need to go for other books. Anyway thanks for your help.
 
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Dipan Chokshi wrote:I was wondering why people not going for frequently for newer version of JP8.

Because it's very recent, so very few study guides were available. Because people want to take the OCPJP certification exam as well (which no study guides are currently available for). And you can't combine different version certifications, so if you wanted to use study guides to prepare and study, you had to take OCAJP7 (and OCPJP7). Now the 1st study guide for OCPJP8 is almost available, so more people will opt for OCAJP8 exam.

Dipan Chokshi wrote:I am supposed to use these books kathy's book,head first java and complete reference java. Please guide if I really need to go for other books.

These books are great! But K&B7 ("Kathy's book") is intended for OCAJP7, so using this study guide for the OCAJP8 exam will require studying some additional exam topics (few date/time API classes, a simple predicate/lambda). Here you'll find an up-to-date overview about all available resources to prepare for the OCAJP7 and/or OCAJP8 exams.

Hope it helps!
Kind regards,
Roel
 
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Roel De Nijs wrote:
Dipan Chokshi wrote:I was wondering why people not going for frequently for newer version of JP8.

Because it's very recent, so very few study guides were available. Because people want to take the OCPJP certification exam as well (which no study guides are currently available for). And you can't combine different version certifications, so if you wanted to use study guides to prepare and study, you had to take OCAJP7 (and OCPJP7). Now the 1st study guide for OCPJP8 is almost available, so more people will opt for OCAJP8 exam.

Dipan Chokshi wrote:I am supposed to use these books kathy's book,head first java and complete reference java. Please guide if I really need to go for other books.

These books are great! But K&B7 ("Kathy's book") is intended for OCAJP7, so using this study guide for the OCAJP8 exam will require studying some additional exam topics (few date/time API classes, a simple predicate/lambda). Here you'll find an up-to-date overview about all available resources to prepare for the OCAJP7 and/or OCAJP8 exams.

Hope it helps!
Kind regards,
Roel


Awesome guidance and much much appreciate your time. Thank you sooo much.
 
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