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Is it worth studying for SCJA?

Fernando Albornoz
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Joined: Oct 23, 2011
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I bought the McKenzie's book and I will not finish it until March.
I have read that Oracle has new test for Java 7.
Can I do the SCJA in April of 2012 or I must wait for the new exam?
Thank you.
Ganesan Ponnusamy
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Joined: Nov 07, 2005
Posts: 249
It depends on the knowledge you want to gain.

[Java SE, Java ME and Java EE Basic Skills Required]
Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 5/SE 6 (Formerly Sun Certified Java Associate (SCJA) ) certification provides basic knowledge required to manage a Java project. The exam also tests your Java EE and Java ME basic skills. You can gain basic knowledge of Object-Oriented Concepts, UML representation of OO concepts, the Java programming language, and general knowledge of Java Platforms and Technologies.

Read this article => http://www.epractizelabs.com/blog2/?p=51


[More focused in Java SE 7 Programming]
Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 7 Programmer certification provides basic knowledge required to program Java code. You need to complete Java SE 7 Programmer I Exam to achieve this certification. You can gain basic knowledge of Java data types, strings, arrays, loop constructs, methods and encapsulation, inheritance and exceptions.

Read this article => http://www.epractizelabs.com/blog2/?p=413


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Zeeshan Sheikh
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Joined: Nov 20, 2011
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Yes it is worth studying Fernando don't wait and register for SE 7 exam. Register for associate exam right now as its cheap and by April you will be ready to take exam. Good Luck !!


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