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I would like to start getting my certifications in Java. I do know the basics now. I was wondering if I should wait to get my certs via the se 7 exams? How long do you think it will be until the exams are finalized? It would be nice to get the certs sooner rather then later and I have ordered the McGraw-Hill book to study up. I also have access to Sun Java fundamental cd self study courses, but they are old for se 5, anyone think there maybe a problem with using the older self study materials?
Here are my options (I think):
Get SCJA write the se 7 OCPJ when test is finalized.
Get SCJP Upgrade to se 7 OCPJ when test is finalized.
But as I mentioned in a similar question on the OCPJP forum: a lot of companies will use older jdk versions than 7, so having both will be more valuable to them than only passing scjp7. That's why I have scjp for jdk 1.4, 5.0 and 6.0 myself (and will take scjp 7 when it's available)
Joined: Dec 01, 2011
Makes sense. I will go that route then. Can you still skip the scja and do the scjp?