Paul Anilprem wrote:
We are working on it but we do not have a release date yet. Could be a couple of months or more but definitely before the end of the year We are unable to give any date because we do not compromise on quality in the need to meet some deadline. Developing qood questions with accurate explanations is hard and we give our authors as much time as they need.
Taking OCP 8 and then OCP 11 will cost you twice the money. I think opening up of the OCP11 exam for OCA 8 cert holders is a great opportunity to acquire the latest cert at the cost of only one exam. So, if you can wait a couple of months for the study material, take OCP 11 then.
Or, take a little bit of risk, study new topics on your own and apear for OCP 11. Even if you fail, you will know what you are missing. You will be able to pass in the second attempt. Will cost you the same as OCP 8 + OCP 11. I don't see any downside either way
Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:
Paul Anilprem wrote:OCAJP/OCAPJP 8 will not be "old" for another couple of years at least. Java 8 exams already include some of the most important topics (streams and lambda) so I would not worry too much about it going obsolete anytime soon. It will still be as valuable as it was.
Paul Anilprem wrote:I don't think the new exams (815 and 816) are any more tough that the older (808 and 809) exams but the absence of books and mock exams certainly make them look like so. This will not be a problem in a couple of months time. However, the bigger issue is the focus of the new exams. The new exams focus quite a bit on modularization. But modularization is not yet a clear winner in the industry, IMHO. So, I don't think you would be losing out much by not going for the new exams.
Scott said the 815 is harder. Neither of has taken the 816 yet so can't comment on that though.
I would strongly recommend people take the OCA/OCP 8. Probably for another year.
Paul Anilprem wrote:
Evandro Luis Machado wrote:I just can't understand Oracle's PDF that says that an OCA 8 can do directly Java SE 11 II (1Z0-816)
That was my initial plan, is there something i'm missing ?
You are right. I was not sure about whether one could take 816 after 808. But Oracle has confirmed it. You can directly go for 816 if you have cleared 808. No need to take 809.
Sean Corfield wrote:
R.J. Arzki wrote:specific scripting/programming language, like Groovy
I'm curious as to why you would categorize Groovy like that? I would consider Groovy to be a full, general-purpose language for the JVM -- just like Clojure, Kotlin, Scala, and several other languages that have appeared since Java.
David Griffiths wrote:Hello :-)
Why should you learn it? Simply because it will *probably* integrate with your existing projects, and it will give you access to features like co-routines and more advanced generics.
Thanks for the great question!
Jan de Boer wrote:If you think that all software problems should be solved by that one tool and programming language you know best, ...
I mean this: I once had a colleague who did everything in Delphi what could have be done far more easily in e.g. a shell script. But he knew Delphi, so everything was solved with calling a little Delphi exe. Calling a Delphi console exe to copy some files to a certain location, stuff like that.