Totally confused now how should I proceed .. I was actually preparing for OCPJP-6 exam and now I have come to know that this exam now requires a prerequisite certification of OCA . Now , I suppose I will have to take two exams for becoming OCPJP . What should i do ?
I am planning to take the test too and it is really confusing to see the same question come up again and again. According to Oracle's website there is no prerequisite for OCPJP- No associate certification required. The following is from their website.
Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 6 Programmer
This certification is for programmers experienced using the Java programming language. Achieving this certification provides clear evidence that a programmer understands the basic syntax and structure of the Java programming language and can create Java technology applications that run on server and desktop systems using J2SE 5.0.
To achieve this certification, candidates must successfully complete one exam. It is not necessary to be a Certified Java Associate prior to taking this exam.