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Hello guys,

I am re-joining the group after a long time. I was on a break for about 7 years. I want to restart my career as a Java developer. I have mostly worked as a backend developer and I have Java SE6 Certification. I want to brush up my skills. I think it will be good to have latest Java Certificate so that I am ready to apply for jobs again. I found 2 certifications:

Upgrade OCP Java 6, 7 & 8 to Java SE 11 Developer 1Z0-817
Java SE 11 Developer Exam Number: 1Z0-819
Can someone please help to decide which of this certification is better to do after a long gap or maybe some other certification will be helpful. And also please help with reference with books and tutorials for the same.

This group has helped me a lot during my preparation for Java 6 Certifications. Hope to get some replies.

Thanks a lot in advance.
 
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First of all, it is great that you are trying to enhance your Java skills for getting back into Java development. That is the right approach.

Currently, Oracle is offering the OCP Java 11 certification exam for only $25 (upto April 25th, 2021). This is a great opportunity for you to put as much efforts as you can into studying for this exam and take it. Even if you fail due to insufficient time for preparation, you will learn a lot and that will make it easier for you to pass the exam later.  Since you are already OCP Java 6 certified, I believe you can be ready for OCP 11 by 25th. Since this offer is only for 1Z0-819 exam, the decision to take this exam is a no-brainer

So, come back here after you take this exam
 
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Thanks for your encouragement Paul. 25th is really close but its worth a try. Can you please recommend some book to follow?
 
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Books are listed here: https://coderanch.com/wiki/707568/certification/OCP-FAQ#3318197
You may also check our 1z0-819 test preparation strategy page for our recommendation and supplementary material.
 
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hey Jeena

Good luck with the study and cert

I think todo the 819 cert starting now would take a lot of work if you haven't code in java for several years. Not impossible but if you have any other commitments, very difficult I would say. Just depends what time you can devote to it.

I'm studying for the same exam ( started at start if March ), and I feel like I won't be ready for it ( working on it between 10 to 25 hours per week on it, depending on how many time I can give it).

I feel I won't be ready for Apr 25th.

I've been out of Java in earnest for over 10 years ( last cert I did was Sun SCJP 1.5 ), so wanting to come back into Java.

But this is great site for help, I've heard great things about Pauls Enthuware exams.



Good luck.
 
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Lou Moloney wrote:hey Jeena

Good luck with the study and cert

I think todo the 819 cert starting now would take a lot of work if you haven't code in java for several years. Not impossible but if you have any other commitments, very difficult I would say. Just depends what time you can devote to it.

I'm studying for the same exam ( started at start if March ), and I feel like I won't be ready for it ( working on it between 10 to 25 hours per week on it, depending on how many time I can give it).

I feel I won't be ready for Apr 25th.

I've been out of Java in earnest for over 10 years ( last cert I did was Sun SCJP 1.5 ), so wanting to come back into Java.

But this is great site for help, I've heard great things about Pauls Enthuware exams.



Good luck.



Hi Lou,
Oh wow 25 hrs ... that's awesome. I am also planning to do at least 2-3 hrs. per day. But its going to be very difficult to do by 25th April but I have started preparation. will try my best.  I want to go for 819 as it will help to revise all the concepts once again.
Wish you good luck for your exam.


 
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