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OCJP 6 or 7?

 
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I am new to Java and want to try for Java Certified.
Is SCJP 6 out of date?
I found many others are recomanding OCJP 7 and 8 rather than OCJP 6.
 
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Hi Yadanar, welcome to CodeRanch.

Nobody would suggest SCJP 6 at this point. If possible go for SCJP 8 as that's the latest certification. There are books also available for SCJP 8 now so no point in going for SCJP 7 also...
 
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Ankit Garg wrote:Hi Yadanar, welcome to CodeRanch.

Nobody would suggest SCJP 6 at this point. If possible go for SCJP 8 as that's the latest certification. There are books also available for SCJP 8 now so no point in going for SCJP 7 also...



Thanks for reply.
 
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Its not problem you can do 1.6.
 
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:-) :-) Thank for reply.
Now I'm running on 1.6.
 
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I think you ready for 1.6 java exam.if you are going to do latest exam that you have to study again more parts so i think you referred 1.6 manual and books.so better to do 1.6 exam and be certified.
 
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I'm not ready till now.
I'm just reading through guide book.
 
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Java 6 has been out-of-date for a long time already. Even Java 7 is officially end-of-life according to Oracle. The only currently supported version of Java at this moment is Java 8.

I wouldn't go for a Java 6 certification. Why not just study and learn Java 8 instead of and old version?
 
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Jesper de Jong wrote:Java 6 has been out-of-date for a long time already. Even Java 7 is officially end-of-life according to Oracle. The only currently supported version of Java at this moment is Java 8.

I wouldn't go for a Java 6 certification. Why not just study and learn Java 8 instead of and old version?



Thank for your advice.
Taking java 6 or 7 or 8, I have to go through firstly on Java 6 for foundation. right?
Sad to hear that Java 6 is already out of date. :-(
My plan is firstly to take Java 6 and will upgrade to 7 or 8 because I don't want to take Associate exam.
Java 7 or 8 is needed to take Associate exam.

 
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The associate exam is far easier. You are choosing to take two challenging exams by taking 6 and then upgrading to 8. Both the OCJP 6 and upgrade exam are hard.

It's ok if you want to take a more challenging path. Just want to make sure you are aware.
 
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I personally don't recommend v6 when v8 is out.

However, do consider which java version you are comfortable with. Learning the new features of v7 or v8 or both do take time in itself.

If the cert status (Associate or Professional) is not your immediate concern then the OCA8+OCP8 route is probably the best bet.
 
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I suggest 8 but I am totally bias ;)

Seriously, though, it's about longevity. Getting certified in 7 means you're still one version behind. You can take it now or wait till 9, but I like having my resume up to date.
 
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