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Jason Marks
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I have not been able to find an answer to this question so I thought someone here might have an idea.

I have just recently obtained the associate certification and would like to know more or less when Oracle will update the current SE8 test to include the new features in SE9.  Does anyone know?  How long after SE8 release did Oracle take until they updated the SE7 test to SE8?
 
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Welcome to CodeRanch Jason.

Jeanne wrote this back in  August 2017:
Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Some dates for Java 8:
March 18, 2014 - Java8 released
August 31, 2014 - OCA 8 beta opens
April 28, 2015 - OCP 8 beta opens

https://coderanch.com/t/683060#3205159

If Java 9 happens with about the same timeline then you may have to wait a half a year or more after Java 9 is released before you try to become Java 9 certified.
 
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Thanks for your help Pete.

I was concerned that I was going to buy study materials now for SE8 but then have to buy them again for SE9 in a few months.  Looks like I should have plenty of time to pass OCP8 before they update!
 
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You are welcome Jason.

Even with Java 9 just around about to be out Java 8 will still be here for a few more years.

I'm pretty sure that Oracle and Pearson Vueare still offering Java 6 testing as noted here:
Just Google for 1Z0-850 pearson vue and it should be one of the first results.

And Java 6 was last updated 2012 according to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_version_history
 
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Before you purchase any material you may want to check out
https://coderanch.com/wiki/659976/Ocpjp-Wall-Fame
To see what others have used and how they prepared.

This could save you time, money and frustration.
 
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That's a great resource.  Personally, I only used the OCA8 Study Guide by Jeanne Boyarsky and Scott Selikoff and was planning on using their OCP8 study guide.  I found the book much more challenging than the test. 

I did not know about enthuware but it looks helpful!  I will have to try it out.
 
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Enthuware is only about $10 USD (for OCA) and well worth it, in my own opinion. 
However only take an Enthuware mock exam after you have studied and don't take the same exam more then once.
Many people have stated the the Enthuware questions are more difficult then the real test questions and Enthuware has licensed it questions to other products as found here
http://www.pearsonitcertification.com
with this product Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer I 1Z0-808 by Enthuware uCertify Course and Labs Student Access Card
 
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