This week's giveaway is in the Testing forum.
We're giving away four copies of TDD for a Shopping Website LiveProject and have Steven Solomon on-line!
See this thread for details.
Win a copy of TDD for a Shopping Website LiveProject this week in the Testing forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
programming forums Java Mobile Certification Databases Caching Books Engineering Micro Controllers OS Languages Paradigms IDEs Build Tools Frameworks Application Servers Open Source This Site Careers Other Pie Elite all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
Marshals:
  • Campbell Ritchie
  • Paul Clapham
  • Ron McLeod
  • Jeanne Boyarsky
  • Tim Cooke
Sheriffs:
  • Liutauras Vilda
  • paul wheaton
  • Henry Wong
Saloon Keepers:
  • Tim Moores
  • Tim Holloway
  • Stephan van Hulst
  • Carey Brown
  • Frits Walraven
Bartenders:
  • Piet Souris
  • Himai Minh

OCP6 -> 17 ? Or stop by at 11

 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 231
Android IntelliJ IDE Linux
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi Scott & Jeanne

I passed the OCP6 back in 2012, and have mostly been working with 8 since it was released, I've not touched any Java beyond 8.

Is it worth taking the upgrade exams to get to 11, then take on 17 afterwards, is there any benefit to this?

I see there is no upgrade path to 17, so everyone does the same exam now, just curious if the 17 exam would be easier if you'd already have passed the 11.

Thanks
 
Greenhorn
Posts: 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
https://coderanch.com/t/751562/certification/Study-guide-Java
 
Sheriff
Posts: 8266
592
Mac OS X VI Editor BSD Linux
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I personally would take whichever is most recent exam. Given that you passed your first cert back in 2012, you'd be outdated significantly anyway. So treat Java 17 cert as your first cert.

Imagine it is your first cert, you wouldn't take 11 first, in order to have easier experience with 17. No. You'd take 17 right away - and I think that's an answer.
 
author & internet detective
Posts: 41073
848
Eclipse IDE VI Editor Java
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I would amend that with "take the most recent exam you have study materials for."  So if you already have a Java 11 book, take 11. Else take 17
 
Why fit in when you were born to stand out? - Seuss. Tiny ad:
Free, earth friendly heat - from the CodeRanch trailboss
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paulwheaton/free-heat
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic