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Last certification issued by Sun, would like to know current process to sit for new exams  RSS feed

 
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Hi,

I am from Singapore and the last time I posted anything here was 10 years ago!

I had obtained the SCJP 1.2 certificate and the SCWCD 1.4 certificate in 2000 and 2005 respectively. Those certificates were issued by Sun Microsystems, which had since been acquired by Oracle. As it's been a long time since I have gone for any certification exam, the process to apply to sit for the exams could be different now. So I have the following questions.

(1) Would my certification records and my personal details be in Oracle?

(2) If I want to sit for the 2 exams for new OCP Java SE 11 Developer certification, how can I go about it? Should I contact Oracle Singapore directly or register for the exams via Oracle Singapore's web site?

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Hello Edmund,
I don't have any answer for your first question. I would suggest to call oracle support center and ask your first question.
Regarding 2nd question: You need to clear two exams for this certification - 1Z0-815 and 1Z0-816. So when you are prepared for 1Z0-815, you can buy a Oracle Certification Proctored Exam Voucher from education.oracle.com. Link is https://education.oracle.com/certification-exam-vouchers. The voucher is valid for 6 months. After buying voucher, you need to schedule examination from Pearson Vue - https://home.pearsonvue.com/test-taker.aspx. Go to this link -> search for 1z0-815 -> login (create user id if you don't have) -> schedule exam(use your voucher here).
 
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Hi,

Thanks for you reply. Why do we need to buy a voucher? From the below link, if you scroll down, you can see that there is a SCHEDULE YOUR EXAM NOW section where we can just register for an exam and pay with credit card.

Oracle Certification Exam Registration

Also, is the voucher applicable for exam taken in a specific country only?

As for my question on certificates issued by Sun, wouldn't it be relevant to anyone who has a certificate issued by Sun but now wants to sit for an upgrade exam? Surely Oracle would need to have that person's certification record to determine whether that person is eligible for the upgrade exam.

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Edmund Yong wrote:(1) Would my certification records and my personal details be in Oracle?


No. But it doesn't matter since the 1.2 isn't a pre-req for the exam.
 
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Hi Jeanne,

I refer to the following posts.

https://coderanch.com/t/675817/certification/Upgrade-Java-SE-OCP-Java

https://coderanch.com/t/661647/certification/Oracle-University-CertView-Authentication

So my Sun certification records are not in Oracle. But would it be better if I were to register my old cert info with Oracle, as mentioned by you in the first post above?

I'm still not clear about registering for a new exam. Do I just purchase a voucher or register for an exam and pay by credit card? Do I need to first create a Pearson VUE account, as mentioned in the second post above?


 
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Edmund Yong wrote:So my Sun certification records are not in Oracle. But would it be better if I were to register my old cert info with Oracle, as mentioned by you in the first post above?


No. The only reason I can think of to register the exam with Oracle is if you needed it for a pre-req. For example, I took part of the SCEA before the name change. So I needed that as a pre-req for parts 2 and 3. For you, it just seems like unnecessary work.

Edmund Yong wrote:I'm still not clear about registering for a new exam. Do I just purchase a voucher or register for an exam and pay by credit card? Do I need to first create a Pearson VUE account, as mentioned in the second post above?


It depends where you live. In the US, you create a Pearson VUE account, sign up for an exam and by credit card. In some countries, the voucher approach is popular.
 
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