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Looking to get certified. What's my best option?  RSS feed

 
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Hi all!

I've been on a programming hiatus for some time, looking to get certified now I'm back. I've been studying for the OCA Java SE 7 (1Z0-803) some time ago, and was trying to schedule an appointment to take the test but now I'm seeing this exam will retire at the start on next year?
All my study material is for this test so would it still be worth taking it? Or would you say it's better to just go for SE 8 (1Z0-808) exam, even though I have currently no prior knowledge to the new topics that are being covered?

Hope to hear from you.
 
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Tycho,
Welcome to CodeRanch!

The changes between the OCA 7 and OCA 8 are pretty minimal. See this comparison table.. (For the OCP, the differences are huge.)

So I recommend you take the OCA 8.
 
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