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OCA & OCPJP-6

ayush raj
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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 ?
Norbert Muench
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According to Oracle's certifcation website the OCPJP-6 does not require the OCA certification, only OCPJP-7 does.
I Chandra
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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.

Formerly Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP)
ayush raj
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What is this link then all about ?

ORACLE'S OCPJP-6

Even there is a post from Bert Bates related to this .
CodeRanch .
Norbert Muench
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ayush raj wrote:What is this link then all about ?

ORACLE'S OCPJP-6

??? That seems to lead to the same page that I linked to in my post above. And it doesn't say anything about requiring the OCA cert as a prerequisite.
I Chandra
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ayush raj wrote:What is this link then all about ?

ORACLE'S OCPJP-6

Even there is a post from Bert Bates related to this .
CodeRanch .


The link says the same thing I copied and pasted in the previous post. There is only one step for OCPJP - exam 1Z0-851.

Probably Bert Bates was talking about OCPJP 7 which has a prerequisite for Associate exam to be finished to fulfill the Certification requirements.

I request some of the seniors to come forward and clear this doubt once for all.

Thank you

chandra
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Sorry for the confusion.

If you're going for the Java 6 (or Java 5 if that's possible) versions - you do NOT need the OCA first.


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