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Hello, I'm planning to get a Java certification to start off as a programmer (hopefully)

Should i go for the oca java se 8 Programmer 1 certification?

Am i on the right track ? Or should i go for the SE 6 ? I am confused because the contents of the 2 are different.

Thanks in advance
 
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Hello Nikhil, welcome to the Ranch!

I would say a certification for the current version of Java would be much more valuable than for a very old version of Java. Wouldn't you agree?

The content is different because there are many more language features available in Java8 than there were in Java6.
 
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Hey Tim thanks for the prompt reply.
Cleared some things up
 
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You have 3 options to certify as OCPJP. You can decide based on your time, cost and future growth factors.

Option #1: Take Java SE 8 Programmer Exam I and Java SE 8 Programmer Exam II to achieve OCPJP 8.

Pros:
Good chance to learn Java SE 8 changes.

Cons:
You need to spend time and cost for 2 different certifications.

Option #2: Take Java SE 6 Programmer exam and achieve OCPJP 6 directly without any prerequisite.

Pros:
Single exam to attain OCPJP certification.
You can take any higher certifications (OCE Java EE) after completing this certification.

Cons:
Older version.

Option #3: Take Java SE 7 Programmer Exam I and Java SE 7 Programmer Exam II to achieve OCPJP 7.

Pros:
Good chance to learn Java SE 7 changes.

Cons:
You need to spend time and cost for 2 different certifications.



 
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I agree with the pros and cons of Options 1 and 2.

Exams are cumulative so you learn the new features of Java 7 with Option 1. The only reason I can think of to go with Option 3 is having already bought a Java 7 cert book.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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