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OCP Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 11 Programmer I Study Guide: Exam 1Z0-815

 
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Hello Jeanne and Scott,

Really psyzed for the chance to ask you a question:
I have used your book to prepare for the OCA 8 exam (1Z0-808) and have followed all instructions/exam tips; exam is scheduled for next month.
Once I am done with that should I be going for OCA 11 (1Z0-815) and then OCP 11 or is it a more natural transition to do the OCP 8 and then take the upgrade exam to OCP 11?
I am inclined to do the latter since I can then demonstrate to potential employers that I am upgrading my knowledge from Java 8 to 11...

Context: I am a novice programmer with limited coding experience.

Thanks a ton for any/all insights in this regard.
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Nachiket,
Welcome to CodeRanch!

I think the best path is to take the OCP 8 next. It gets you the professional cert the fastest and has study materials that exist now.
 
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And......welcome to the Ranch
 
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Hello, I'm new here and I'm currently in the same boat (considering 8 vs 11), but regarding this -


Once I am done with that should I be going for OCA 11 (1Z0-815) and then OCP 11



I don't think the SE 11 certification offers a "Associate" level. I think Oracle has scrapped the associate certification completely, and you need to complete both the 815 and 816 exams to claim the certification.

Correct me if I'm wrong!
 
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Manish,
Welcome to CodeRanch!

Good catch. You are correct there is no associate exam for Java 11.
 
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Hello,

yesterday i signed up for OCA 11 and although I knew the added concepts at the time of signed up, I came across some guys online that told me that it is a complete different animal compared to OCA 8. Not being a full time developer and early on the road, I don't know if I should prepare for OCA 11 now that I paid and signed up for it or take OCA 8 to get me at the door at companies in few months time, rather than risking failing miserably and face the music. I appreciate your insights.

Thanks,
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Sam Soltani wrote:Hello,

yesterday i signed up for OCA 11 and although I knew the added concepts at the time of signed up, I came across some guys online that told me that it is a complete different animal compared to OCA 8. Not being a full time developer and early on the road, I don't know if I should prepare for OCA 11 now that I paid and signed up for it or take OCA 8 to get me at the door at companies in few months time, rather than risking failing miserably and face the music. I appreciate your insights.

Thanks,
Sam


The most important factor for beginners and job aspirant here is how soon they can put a well known credential on their resume. Since Oracle has scrapped the OCA certificate for Java 11, OCA 8 + OCP 11 Part 2 is a better option.

As far as differences in OCA 8 and OCP Java 11 Part 1 exams are concerned, some believe that OCA 8 is vastly easier than OCP Java 11 Part 1. We don't think so. In our experience, only the exam objectives are different but the level of the questions is about the same. OCA 8 was easier to pass because of availability of resources for this exam. But that factor is not there anymore. There are enough good quality resources for OCP Java 11 Part 1 exam as well now.

The only reason we recommend taking OCA 8 is because Oracle has allowed people who have passed OCA 8 to take OCP Java 11 Part 2 and achieve OCP Java 11 certification. So, you get two certifications for two exams.
 
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I am very happy to read this. This is the kind of manual that needs to be given and not the random misinformation that’s at the other post.
 
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Thanks for the reply. I wish I paid more attention to different path. What I only had in mind was taking an up-to-date exam and didn't know it. I don't think by PearsonVue I have the option of changing or deleting and be eligible for a refund. Books about modules and exam preps aren't a big problem and I have bought also some mock questions from whizlabs. I have also the subscription to all Lynda English und German videos. But still I feel bad about the path I took by signing up. I wish someone could give me a hint of options or at least told me that If I study the Modules well, for example by reading "Java Modularity" book, my chances will not be reduced compared to what is inside OCA 8.

Another thing that bothers me is the thought that Microservices and frameworks like spring boot being so damn popular and which I like to take eventually, the question that "is it needed and beneficial to master modularity at class level now that microservices which is a architectural style whatever the language, is a hot topic or maybe de facto standard of how we are going to develop Enterprise Application or Java creators are really into something by introducing Modularity in Java 9?

Thanks
 
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Sam Soltani wrote:Thanks for the reply. I wish I paid more attention to different path. What I only had in mind was taking an up-to-date exam and didn't know it. I don't think by PearsonVue I have the option of changing or deleting and be eligible for a refund.


You can cancel the exam 24 hrs before the scheduled time. You can then use the same voucher to schedule a different exam. Whether you should do that or not is something that only you can decide, but it is possible.

Sam Soltani wrote:
Another thing that bothers me is the thought that Microservices and frameworks like spring boot being so damn popular and which I like to take eventually, the question that "is it needed and beneficial to master modularity at class level now that microservices which is a architectural style whatever the language, is a hot topic or maybe de facto standard of how we are going to develop Enterprise Application or Java creators are really into something by introducing Modularity in Java 9?
Thanks


Yes, microservices, spring etc. are important if you are looking for a job. Modules, not as much but that is my personal subjective opinion. Some may find modules to be more important than other things.
 
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Thanks for the info. But I checked online and I saw the refund possibility but I what I could not find, is the option to re-use the voucher to re-schedule another exam. Any ideas before I click "Confirm Cancel" or is it afterwards?
 
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