4 days ago i received an email from Oracle (Oracle Certification Program) which states that the OCP exam for JAVA 7 retires on 12/31/2019. Is that true ? I thought that the exam retires in 2018. On their website they write that the exam retires in 2018. I am confused to be honest.
Andreas Pagonides wrote:Is this a last minute change or did they make a mistake?
They had mistakenly written 2019 i had also seen that, now updated to 2018. So yes it's December 31, 2018. See here and here.
You can check right now above links in quote. Probably when you got the email that time that mistake was not noticed/rectified by them so you got date of 2019 but later they corrected that since mail already sent to you so you have wrong date text. If you still skeptical about the date you can forward the email you received to oracle help/support.
Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:The certs are still listed as retiring December 31, 2018. . . .
That is less than four weeks.
posted 1 month ago
I did some research.
Specialization != certification (although there is dependency).
Specialization is given to business partners by some criteria, one of which is presence of certified employees (Java certified in our case).
Below are details about Java 8 Specialization.
So, the final word: Java 7 exams expiration date not changed, seems it is Dec 31 2018.
Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 6 Web Services Developer Certified Expert Exam Study Guide and Quiz Exam 1Z0-810: Upgrade to Java SE 8 Programmer Study Guide and Quiz