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Jitendrajava Singh
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how i can prepare for SCJP?
 
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Jitendrajava Singh wrote:how i can prepare for SCJP?

There is no such thing anymore like SCJP. The acquisition of Sun Microsystems by Oracle Corporation was completed on January 27, 2010. So all the certifications are renamed: the equivalent of the SCJP is now the OCPJP certification exam. Since Java 7, Oracle has split the certification in 2 parts: the OCA one is the entry-level exam and covers java and OO basics. The OCP is the more advanced exam and covers a lot of advanced topics (generics, threads, concurrency, jdbc, file i/o, nio2.0,...). So you need to pass 2 exams to become OCPJP certified. Before Java 7 you only needed to take just 1 exam (OCPJP6) to become OCPJP certified, but this exam (of course) covers both java and OO basics and the more advanced topics (generics, threads, file i/o,...). So it's harder to pass for the OCPJP6 than it would be for the OCAJP7 or OCAJP8.

If you want to become an Oracle Certified Professional, Java Programmer, you can currently choose between 3 paths: OCPJP6 or OCAJP7+OCPJP7 or OCAJP8+OCPJP8. For the first one, you only have to pass one exam (as mentioned earlier); for both other paths you need to pass two exams (an entry-level and an advanced level). In this thread you'll find an overview of all possible paths (OCPJP6, OCAJP7+OCPJP7 or OCAJP8+OCPJP8) you could take to become an OCPJP certified Java programmer. And this thread also contains some valuable information about which OCA version to choose. So I would advice to read these threads and if you still have questions or doubts, just hit the reply button and let us know! But if you don't have any specific reasons, you should just go with OCAJP8 (and OCPJP8).

In the OcajpFaq (besides other very useful information) and this thread you'll find an overview of all available resources (study guides, mock exams,...) to thorougly prepare yourself for the certification exam. And on the OcajpWallOfFame you'll find plenty of (links to) experiences from other ranchers (including resources they have used). So it can be useful to determine which resources are useful (and which are not).

Hope it helps!
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Thanks for welcoming Roel DeNijs!
i feel comfortable to get guide like you.

i have chosen to preapare OCPJP6.
will you please provide the path or first source that from where i should start?
 
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Jitendrajava Singh wrote:i have chosen to preapare OCPJP6.
will you please provide the path or first source that from where i should start?

In the [urlhttp://www.coderanch.com/t/659883/Wiki/Scjp-Faq]ScjpFaq[/url] (besides other very useful information) you'll find an overview of all available resources (study guides, mock exams,...) to thorougly prepare yourself for the OCPJP6 certification exam. Here you'll find an overview of the free and commercial mock exams. And on the ScjpWallOfFame you'll find plenty of (links to) experiences from other ranchers (including resources they have used). So it can be useful to determine which resources are useful (and which are not).
And finally, you should use the more appropriate OCPJP certification forum if you have questions/doubts during your preparation.

Hope it helps!
Kind regards,
Roel
 
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Thanks!
 
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Jitendrajava Singh wrote:i have chosen to preapare OCPJP6.


Just curious, if you are starting from scratch, then why not take a more recent 7 or 8 exam? 5 was just retired, and 6 is next on the block, although no date is set for its end. A lot of people take 6 if they already own the study material but if you haven't bought anything yet why not learn the latest? It'll be relevant for longer and in my opinion, look better on a resume.
 
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Scott Selikoff wrote:Just curious, if you are starting from scratch, then why not take a more recent 7 or 8 exam? 5 was just retired, and 6 is next on the block, although no date is set for its end.

From my experience, money is the main reason why most people decided to take OCPJP5/6 (instead of the more recent 7 or 8 exams). For OCPJP5/6 you only have to pass (and purchase) one exam instead of two exams (for Java 7 or 8) if you want to become a Oracle Certified Professional, Java Programmer. So this option is much cheaper (than having to pass an entry-level and an advanced exam) and if money is really important to you, preparing for OCPJP6 is a valid (and understandable) decision.
 
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True, although if you want to be Java 8 certified, you still have to take the upgrade exam. So you're still paying for two exams in the long run.

Side note: I do like that a lot of things on the Java 6/7 exams are no longer on Java 8 exam, as they have been replaced with newer and more user friendly implementations. For example, while I am loath to use DirectoryStream or FileVisitor in my own code, I love the new NIO.2 stream-based methods!
 
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Scott Selikoff wrote:True, although if you want to be Java 8 certified, you still have to take the upgrade exam. So you're still paying for two exams in the long run.

True! But you don't need to pay for two exams within a few months to become OCPJP certified. You pay for one exam and become OCPJP6 certified (which might already result in some benefits: a raise, another job as java developer,...). And when you have saved enough money to pay for the OCPJP8 upgrade exam, you can take it.
 
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I'm actually about to write the OCJP6 myself maybe in a week time, obviously i'll have to upgrade later on. So guys let me ask you quick question, i have done all the mock exams from enthuware for OCPJP 6 and have scored an average of 70%, do you think i'm ready for the real exam?
 
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Tsoloane Lehloba wrote:So guys let me ask you quick question, i have done all the mock exams from enthuware for OCPJP 6 and have scored an average of 70%, do you think i'm ready for the real exam?

It's commonly known that the Enthuware mock exams are (slightly) harder than the actual exam. So if you consistently have scored 70% on each mock exam on first attempt and using the specified time limit, you'll probably be ready to pass the exam. But if you score on one exam 55% and another one 85% (which is on average 70% as well) you'll probably need to study a bit more, because you don't have a good, solid understanding of all exam concepts which might result in failing the exam if you get more questions on your weak topics.
 
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