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What is your opinion on the merger of the OCA and OCP with this new version?

 
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Welcome Hanumant!

As the title states, I'd like to know your personal opinion on this new development where the OCA is seemingly being phased out and the only certification is the OCP?

I am only at the start of my journey studying for the 1Z0-808, so my own opinion will definitely be less informed. The biggest gap in my knowloedge for now would be what the specific differences are between the OCA8 and OCP11 (or what objectives are added).

Nonetheless I believe it to be a good thing. This way going forward employers can be sure that certified students are proficient in each and every aspect of the Java language and not just the fundamentals. On the other hand I myself am now taking advantage of the system where I can get the 1Z0-808 and if I want to in the future I could take the upgrade exam.
 
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Elias Khan wrote:Welcome Hanumant!

As the title states, I'd like to know your personal opinion on this new development where the OCA is seemingly being phased out and the only certification is the OCP?

I am only at the start of my journey studying for the 1Z0-808, so my own opinion will definitely be less informed. The biggest gap in my knowloedge for now would be what the specific differences are between the OCA8 and OCP11 (or what objectives are added).

Nonetheless I believe it to be a good thing. This way going forward employers can be sure that certified students are proficient in each and every aspect of the Java language and not just the fundamentals. On the other hand I myself am now taking advantage of the system where I can get the 1Z0-808 and if I want to in the future I could take the upgrade exam.



Personally, I think phasing out the OCA and keeping only the OCP is a good thing but I would have liked to have two exams for half the price each. It could be a challenge for many new grads and job aspirants, who need to show something on their resume, to shell out money for two exams.
 
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