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Java 8 certification question

 
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I am mostly a Microsoft guy, I've done .Net development for years in C# and VB.Net. Outside of my niche area, not much demand around for .Net developers at least locally. Lots of demand for Java developers. I did a lot of Java development during grad school, but I've definitely fallen out of practice. Certification seems like an attractive option for me. I know the Java 11 certifications are out, but from what I have read they are significantly more difficult than the Java 8 OCA exam. Would it be worth getting a OCA certification in Java 8, or is that considered a waste of time, and just go for Java 11?

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How much Java8 do you know? Would you pass a Java8 OCA exam?
 
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Ryan Hutton wrote: I am mostly a Microsoft guy, I've done .Net development for years in C# and VB.Net. Outside of my niche area, not much demand around for .Net developers at least locally. Lots of demand for Java developers. I did a lot of Java development during grad school, but I've definitely fallen out of practice. Certification seems like an attractive option for me. I know the Java 11 certifications are out, but from what I have read they are significantly more difficult than the Java 8 OCA exam. Would it be worth getting a OCA certification in Java 8, or is that considered a waste of time, and just go for Java 11?
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Personally, if I were in your shoes, only after hitting a "brick wall" on any possible commuting, teleworking, completely moving, and/or other possibilities were completely exhausted in attempts to leverage your existing skills, I would likely aim for Java 11 since the Java release schedule shifted, from a major release every 3+ years to a feature release every six-months.  

Oddly, the official OCP 11 FAQ, complete with information regarding notes, mock exams, and much more, doesn't (yet) have Enthuware's latest very successful (if I may say) book launch recently.

Very well wishes on your next steps forward!      

 
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Charles O'Leary wrote:Oddly, the official OCP 11 FAQ, complete with information regarding notes, mock exams, and much more, doesn't (yet) have Enthuware's latest very successful (if I may say) book launch recently.


It's a wiki. Want to add it?
 
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:It's a wiki. Want to add it?

I'm sorry.  I never thought about, or needed, write access to that.  But, thankfully someone beat me to it.
 
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