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confused about java SE7/ SE8 , associate/ programmer. Need help. Please help me choose one.  RSS feed

 
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Hello every one,
I am beginner in java and am planning to write certification in two months. While booking for the test, I saw so many in the list.


/// SE5/6 Associate
Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 7 Programmer
Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 8 Programmer///

which would be the best option among these?
And I have Kathy Sierra Java SE7 OCA/OCP book. Is it good for SE8 test ?

Thanks in advance for the help.
 
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krish keerthi wrote:And I have Kathy Sierra Java SE7 OCA/OCP book. Is it good for SE8 test ?


I wouldn't count on it. Although I could pass my SCJP 6 exam using the Java 5.0 book, that was because Java 6 didn't add much except a few extra classes. Java 7 added several language features and extended the API quite a bit as well (NIO.2), and Java 8 added more. If you use the Java 7 book you will know nothing about lambdas, streams, java.time and many more things.
 
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Go to java 8. But do it after required preparation.
Also try mock test before you go to real exam.
There is a chance that you overestimate you level, mock test will help measure your level.
 
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Thank you Sergej and Rob !!!
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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