hello folks, kinda new to this forum.I intend taking the Oracle Certified Professional Java Programmer exam next month, i just wanna know if it will be reasonable and wise for me to take the exam next month or simply wait till when OCPJP7 is out?
Mohamed Sanaulla wrote: OCPJP 7 will not be released anytime soon. Only after Java 7 is released.
well Java7 will be released next month, don't you think it will be worth waiting than to be "out of date" by the end of the year?
Its up to you to wait. Once Java 7 is released they will announce the beta version of the exam, may be you can wait for that. Or if you are yet to prepare and you start preparing for SCJP 6 now and by the time you are completing the preparation and SCJP 7 gets released you can prepare for the additional topics and appear for SCJP 7. The core concepts should be the same. You might have a few additional APIs to learn (may be, I dont know for sure).
And I dont think SCJP 6 becomes out dated- and if you say that- then SCJP 7 might be outdated by the time java 8 is released.
Mohamed Sanaulla wrote:
And I dont think SCJP 6 becomes out dated- and if you say hat- then SCJP 7 might be outdated by the time java 8 is released.
I agree with MS. Some things you can consider :
1 - How many companies are going to change all their code to j7 "quickly" ? Scjp 6 requires us to study a little j5 and j4 code as they may still be in use.
2 - What about the books and resources ? You will be studying using j6 exam-oriented books and referring outside for the j7 features.