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OCP Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 11- Question

 
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Hi Hanumant,

First of all, welcome to the ranch.

I think you get this sort of question a lot, but anyway, here it is. I am in the middle of my study to take the OCPJP8 exam (already have OCAJP8). Would there by any reason for me to switch right now and take the exam for OCPJP11? If one looks for study material for the exam, there are a lot available for Java 8, but not so much for Java 11. So, my reasoning right now is to take the OCPJP8 exam now and upgrade at a later date, maybe even to a higher version of Java. What are your thoughts?

Thanks.
 
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Which exam do you think you are more likely to get a good mark in?
 
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R.J. Arzki wrote:Hi Hanumant,

First of all, welcome to the ranch.

I think you get this sort of question a lot, but anyway, here it is. I am in the middle of my study to take the OCPJP8 exam (already have OCAJP8). Would there by any reason for me to switch right now and take the exam for OCPJP11? If one looks for study material for the exam, there are a lot available for Java 8, but not so much for Java 11. So, my reasoning right now is to take the OCPJP8 exam now and upgrade at a later date, maybe even to a higher version of Java. What are your thoughts?

Thanks.


I would put in a little extra effort and go for OCPJP 11 because it is the current version of the certification. You can use the resources mentioned here to make up for the differences between OCP 8 and 11: https://enthuware.com/pass-1z0-816-certification-exam
 
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Hanumant Deshmukh Ii wrote:

R.J. Arzki wrote:Hi Hanumant,

First of all, welcome to the ranch.

I think you get this sort of question a lot, but anyway, here it is. I am in the middle of my study to take the OCPJP8 exam (already have OCAJP8). Would there by any reason for me to switch right now and take the exam for OCPJP11? If one looks for study material for the exam, there are a lot available for Java 8, but not so much for Java 11. So, my reasoning right now is to take the OCPJP8 exam now and upgrade at a later date, maybe even to a higher version of Java. What are your thoughts?

Thanks.


I would put in a little extra effort and go for OCPJP 11 because it is the current version of the certification. You can use the resources mentioned here to make up for the differences between OCP 8 and 11: https://enthuware.com/pass-1z0-816-certification-exam



Thank you for your answer and to the link to enthuware. They are always a real good source of study material.
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:Which exam do you think you are more likely to get a good mark in?



I am probably more prepared for J8 right now.
 
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R.J. Arzki wrote:

Campbell Ritchie wrote:Which exam do you think you are more likely to get a good mark in?



I am probably more prepared for J8 right now.


That's your answer! Most employers don't care which version of the cert you have.
 
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:
That's your answer! Most employers don't care which version of the cert you have.



I am just studying chapter 7 of your book: "Concurrency". Thank you for great book you've wrote.

Back on topic. My current employer doesn't care about which certification I have (but is happy to pay for it). It was my own decision to study and get it, mostly to prove to myself that I can still do it and secondly because I wanted to improve my skill set as a Software Engineer.
 
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You may find that writing code using the newer features is a better way to become familiar with Java11/12/13+ than learning for a cert exam. The cert exam books do give you lots of useful information. but I am only aware of one Java11 cert book so far. There may be other books I haven't seen yet.
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:You may find that writing code using the newer features is a better way to become familiar with Java11/12/13+ than learning for a cert exam. The cert exam books do give you lots of useful information. but I am only aware of one Java11 cert book so far. There may be other books I haven't seen yet.


Just one so far. Mine will be second - coming out the end of the year.
 
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Jeanne, I'm just wondering (as an fan of your work   ) by when do you think to get the 1Z0-816 book ready?  
 
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Brecht Geeraerts wrote:Jeanne, I'm just wondering (as an fan of your work   ) by when do you think to get the 1Z0-816 book ready?  


Next year . We are in the beginning stages of it. (Because we are wrapping up the 815 book)
 
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Hi Hanumant,

BIG THANK YOU for the java 11 book.

It is AMAZING how you explain all the concepts. I am looking to get my cert, and with your book in my head I am sure i will pass the part1 exam.
It just scares me I don't have your explanations for part2 exam.

Are you going to cover that exam (1z0-816) in a book any time soon?

All the best and KUDOs,
Claudia
 
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