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jamie bell wrote:Hello Harinder . I too stay in India can you please help me i have posted my problem here.
Please tell me the cost of the exam - -- .I request your email id mine is jamie.bell59@yahoo.com. I hope you will help me out. Take care.

I do not reside in India so I am afraid I wouldn't know cost of the exam there. As the user above mentioned, check Oracle site for such info.

jamie bell wrote:Hello Harinder . I too stay in India can you please help me i have posted my problem here.
Please tell me the cost of the exam - -- .I request your email id mine is jamie.bell59@yahoo.com. I hope you will help me out. Take care.

I do not reside in India so I am afraid I wouldn't know cost of the exam there. As the user above mentioned, check Oracle site for such info.

Jack Moore Iii wrote:So, basically if you've been preparing for the SCJP6, going ahead and taking that test will just waste your money completely because you will never be able to upgrade to the version 7 without starting at the beginning? Was it always like this with Java certifications, defuncting the previous one? Just seems like there should be a larger gap for upgrading if there is no decent material to study for 7 with as of yet...

That's not true. Take a look at Oracle's site. OCPJP7 from scratch provides all the topics covered. Upgrading to v7 also provides topics covered but the list is much smaller than if you were directly attempting v7 exam. Some topics do overlap between the two paths, but that is to be expected.

Edit: I myself will be going the upgrade route as I have yet to get a Programming cert. I already have OCAJP6 so I will be going for OCPJP6 and then if there is a need, upgrading to OCPJP7 later.
My apologies if this has been aksed previously. I would appreciate if someone could confirm that SCJP 6 guide by Kathy & Bates (link) would still be considered a valid and complete study guide for the OCPJP 6 exam.

To give a bit of background, I am OCAJ6 certified and would like to start studying for OCPJP6

chain singh wrote:thank you

i have one more doubt that is if someone have scjp6/ocpjp6 certification that , he can also eligible for upgrade of ocpjp7?

thank you


Yes. Check this link

gurpeet singh wrote:I repeat for ocpjp 7 you need to either have ocaj 7 or scjp/ocpjp certification. so that means ocpjp 6 or for that matter 5 or 4 are also qualified to give the ocpjp 7 exams.



Yep, to make that official, this link is pretty clear. Note that there are two tabs 'Get Certified' and 'Upgrade AExisting Certification'. The upgrade section clearly states
STEP 1 - PRIOR CERTIFICATION
Any version Oracle Certified Professional, Java Programmer OR Any version Sun Certified Java Programmer

STEP 2 - PASS THIS EXAM
1Z0-805 Upgrade to Java SE 7 Programmer

Thanks Robert. It looks like it is possible to ugprade from OCPJP6 to OCPJP7. As such, I will go for OCPJP6 certification. I am doing this because I would like to have a Programmer certification on my Resume, this will certainly assist in landing a better opportunity. I realize that 6 is now considered 'old', but I can upgrade to OCPJP7 at a later date.
I would agree with the above. I was able to go through the exam twice with time to spare so yes the time is certainly enough. As noted, prepare well and you will be okay.

Please remember that any book written for the old SCJA is probably only about a 30% fit for the new OCA - the new OCA exam is REALLY, REALLY different than the old SCJA

Perhaps I am missing something then. I attempted and passed OCA Java SE 5/6 back in January. I only studied from the SCJA Sun Certified Java Associate Study Guide and found out that exam was pretty much in line with the guide.

One intersting thing that happened was that a couple of days before the exam, I visited the Oracle site to take a look at exam topics. I noticed that while a high level overview of J2EE was part of the SCJA guide I used, these topics were not listed on the Oracle site. So I stopped studying them from the guide as well thinking that the material wouldn't be on the exam. To my dismay, about 35% of the exam was on these J2EE concepts. I lost most of my marks on this tail end part of the exam as as result. Perhaps my testing centre was using the old SCJA exam.

Please remember that any book written for the old SCJA is probably only about a 30% fit for the new OCA - the new OCA exam is REALLY, REALLY different than the old SCJA

Perhaps I am missing something then. I attempted and passed OCA Java SE 5/6 back in January. I only studied from the SCJA Sun Certified Java Associate Study Guide and found out that exam was pretty much in line with the guide.

One intersting thing that happened was that a couple of days before the exam, I visited the Oracle site to take a look at exam topics. I noticed that while a high level overview of J2EE was part of the SCJA guide I used, these topics were not listed on the Oracle site. So I stopped studying them from the guide as well thinking that the material wouldn't be on the exam. To my dismay, about 35% of the exam was on these J2EE concepts. I lost most of my marks on this tail end part of the exam as as result. Perhaps my testing centre was using the old SCJA exam.
I completed OCA 6 back in January, my hope was to get OCP later. Looking at requirements for OCP 7 now, it requires either OCA7 or any other Professional certification. The question I have is, should I upgrade to OCA 7 first and then attempt OCP 7 Or should I go for OCP 6 and then upgrade to OCP 7? I have not been able to find anything on Oracle site which lays out how to go from OCA 6 to OCA 7 however.

I would be grateful if someone could point me in the right direction.

gurpeet singh wrote:Yes you are right OCJA 6 does not count. either OCJA 7 or any previous scjp/ocpjp certification.

Well then that was $300+ down the drain. If I knew this before, I would have done OCJA 7 instead. I guess I now need to upgrade to Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 7 Programmer first before attempting Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 7 Programmer.