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1Z0-809 or 1Z0-816?

 
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I was able to clear the OCJA (1Z0-808) exam with relative ease with a few weeks of preparation. Now I'm wondering which exam to take next. The Java 8 Programmer II or Java 11 programmer II one? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
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To what extent are you au fait with the features of Java9‑11? Modules, var, private interface methods?

I don't think we can “tell” you which exam to sit; both are still current.
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:To what extent are you au fait with the features of Java9‑11? Modules, var, private interface methods?

I don't think we can “tell” you which exam to sit; both are still current.



Hi. I've only really worked on the Java 8 till now and have basically no experience with the later versions. I'm not in a hurry to get certified so I was wondering if it would be better to get familiar with the features from the later versions of java and take the Java 11 exam or just go for 1Z0-809. I know I have  better chance at clearing the Java 8 exam right now but I don't really know whether I should go for it or take my time with the preparation and go for the Java 11 exam
 
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Maybe it would be a good idea to learn the newer features and go for Java11/II. But remember that there is much more support available for 1Z0-809. I am not aware of any Java11/II books yet, but Boyarsky and Selikoff hope to have one available in April.

But you will have to decide yourself.
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:Maybe it would be a good idea to learn the newer features and go for Java11/II. But remember that there is much more support available for 1Z0-809. I am not aware of any Java11/II books yet, but Boyarsky and Selikoff hope to have one available in April.

But you will have to decide yourself.



Those were my thoughts too. Thanks for replaying. I think I will go for 1Z0-809 for now and look at 816 later when there is much more support available.
 
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If you have a steady job and lots of experience, consider whether you will need the upgrade exam from Java8 to Java11. I believe (not sure) that particular upgrade exam will be maintained for a long time still. The last time Oracle remoed an exam, they gave over a year's notice.
 
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Thanks for the help. I'm not an experienced professional at all. Only have 7 months of experience in the industry so I have a long way to go.
 
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In which case you probably will find the upgrade useful, but I am by no means certain. Ask you employers whether they require such exams, and whether they will pay the exam fee.
 
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Sorry if I'm misinforming here, but I think you cannot go directly for the 1z0-816 exam. You have to take the first exam (1z0-815), then take the second exam (1z0-816) to receive the OCP: Java SE 11 certification (actually, you could take the 1z0-816 exam first, but I'm almost sure you would be forced to take the 1z0-815 in order to receive the certification).

Look at section 3 in the following document, provided by Oracle.
Java SE 11 Certification: Questions Answered

So, given that you would have to take 2 exams anyways, I would suggest taking the 1z0-809 exam first, carrying the momentum you have now. When you pass this exam you get the certification for OCP: Java SE 8, which it still quite an achievement.
After that, you can go for the upgrade exam.

Best of luck!
 
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Esteban Villar wrote:Sorry if I'm misinforming here, but I think you cannot go directly for the 1z0-816 exam. You have to take the first exam (1z0-815), then take the second exam (1z0-816) to receive the OCP: Java SE 11 certification (actually, you could take the 1z0-816 exam first, but I'm almost sure you would be forced to take the 1z0-815 in order to receive the certification).

Look at section 3 in the following document, provided by Oracle.
Java SE 11 Certification: Questions Answered

So, given that you would have to take 2 exams anyways, I would suggest taking the 1z0-809 exam first, carrying the momentum you have now. When you pass this exam you get the certification for OCP: Java SE 8, which it still quite an achievement.
After that, you can go for the upgrade exam.

Best of luck!



Well I just went by what I read on the Enthuware website about the Java certifications. Here

https://enthuware.com/java-certification

It is true that I need to write 2 exams to get Java 11 certified. However, as the prerequisite for writing the 1Z0-816,  can write either 1Z0-808 (which I did) or 1Z0-815.
 
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