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Ashish Kirpan
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Joined: Jan 24, 2011
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Hi
I am planning to prepare the OCJD(Oracle Certified Java Developer) Certification.
I search lot about OCJD on oracle web site.
I still need some expert suggession on this.
If anyone having idea about OCJD, please let me know.

Thanks in advance.
mark bresnen
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Joined: Aug 01, 2011
Posts: 6
Even I want the information about SCJD/OCMJD. I passed the OCPJP exam last month. Now my doubts are:

1 After OCPJP is it the right choice on my part to appear for OCMJD certification exam? Or should I appear for some other Java certification before I appear for OCMJD?

2 Does OCMJD consists ALL THE JAVA TOPICS like swings/servlets/applets/JDBC? As you all know OCPJP does not contain Swings/Servlets/Applets and various other topics and to be honest I just know a little bit of Swings only. So is it like a person who knows every topic of java only he should appear for this certification?

3 Is OCMJD exam like a project that is given to an individual to complete in a span of weeks and even months?

Thanks in advance...
Ashish Kirpan
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Joined: Jan 24, 2011
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Hi Mark,
here are answers for your question

1. After OCPJP is it the right choice on my part to appear for OCMJD certification exam? Or should I appear for some other Java certification before I appear for OCMJD?
Ans : You can appear for OCMJD only after passing OCPJP(SCJP). If you have lot of interest in CORE JAVA then go for OCMJD. But if you recently completed the OCPJP then I suggest you
to not go for OCMJD. Because for OCMJD need lots of core java knowledge. Rather you go for OCWCD(Servlets and JSP) which is quite easy and helpful if you doing it for job perspective.


2. Does OCMJD consists ALL THE JAVA TOPICS like swings/servlets/applets/JDBC? As you all know OCPJP does not contain Swings/Servlets/Applets and various other topics and to be honest I just know a little bit of Swings only. So is it like a person who knows every topic of java only he should appear for this certification?
Ans : Of course anybody(Who already completed OCPJP) can appear for this certification. OCMJD topic consist of swings/networking/Threading, but it mostly depends on the Project requirement.

3. Is OCMJD exam like a project that is given to an individual to complete in a span of weeks and even months?
Ans : You are right! OCMJD consist of 2 parts 1. Project Assignment 2. Essay Writing
You have to complete Project Assignment within 6 months from assignment purchase.


I also needs more expert advice for OCMJD. If you still interested in OCMJD, I will let you know as get some enough information.


Anayonkar Shivalkar
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Ashish Kirpan wrote:I also needs more expert advice for OCMJD

What exactly do you want? I would like to here a specific question from you - so that I could help you. I'm not an expert, but I've cleared OCMJD


Regards,
Anayonkar Shivalkar (SCJP, SCWCD, OCMJD, OCEEJBD)
mark bresnen
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thanks ashish.....also I came to know that for OCMJD one has to undergo a compulsory training of $2000 ???
Anayonkar Shivalkar
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mark bresnen wrote:also I came to know that for OCMJD one has to undergo a compulsory training of $2000 ???

Yes. Your knowledge is right.

Again, what is the exact question? If you have any doubts about which course to choose and why, you can explicitly ask those.

I hope this helps.
Ashish Kirpan
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Joined: Jan 24, 2011
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Hi Anayonkar

My questions are...

1. As Mark says, is everyone has to undergo a compulsory training for OCMJD? Can't we do the self study for OCMJD?

2. Please give us some brief description about essay writing.

Thanks in advance.
Ashish Kirpan
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Joined: Jan 24, 2011
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Hi Anayonkar,

I read in book (SCJD Exam with J2SE 5, Second Edition by Andrew Monkhouse and Terry Camerlengo) that essay exam consist of 4 questions.
I would like to know that, are these question only about code we written in our assignment project?
And if not please provide some details.

Thanks in advance.
Anayonkar Shivalkar
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As Mark says, is everyone has to undergo a compulsory training for OCMJD? Can't we do the self study for OCMJD?

Yes. You can (and you'll have to) do self study. But now, Oracle has mandated to undergo one classroom training course (from the list published by Oracle). So, now, to be certified, you'll have to:
1) Attend a classroom training.
2) Pass the assignment.
3) Pass the essay exam.

I would like to know that, are these question only about code we written in our assignment project?

Well, actually, those are pretty generic questions (e.g. for doing xyz operation, which approach you followed? why? etc.). Those questions are simply to understand that you yourself have written the code, and you are aware of other alternate design approach, and that you can defend your design. e.g. you've used RMI, but in essay exam, if you explain that why you've used sockets, then you are gone

In my opinion, for essay exam, reading that chapter from Monkhouse's book is more than sufficient. Also, a little homework would be better - it is good thing if you could name your classes in answers (e.g. class A is used for data handling, B is used for GUI stuff etc. - of course, you wouldn't name the classes as A or B )

I hope this helps.
Ashish Kirpan
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Hi Anayonkar,

Thank you very much for such valuable information.

Anayonkar Shivalkar
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You are welcome
Rafael Gonzalez-Cebrian Toba
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Anayonkar Shivalkar wrote:
mark bresnen wrote:also I came to know that for OCMJD one has to undergo a compulsory training of $2000 ???

Yes. Your knowledge is right.

Again, what is the exact question? If you have any doubts about which course to choose and why, you can explicitly ask those.

I hope this helps.


Hi!

Just surprised about the courses new prerequisite. :-(
I have seen that it is possible also to buy a cd with a course for "just" 530 euros. Is that valid to go for the certification? Also, which course is recommended in order to make the exam?

Thank you for your time.


Rafael Gonzalez-Cebrian Toba
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Ok, sorry, readed it again, and the CDs are not valid for that, you have to pay a course. Nice thing...
K. Tsang
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For those confused about training:

Quote from Oracle:
Candidates must complete one of the instructor-led in-class, online , or recorded courses below (includes Live Web Classes – LWC,Live Virtual classes – LVC and Training On-Demand course) to obtain this certification. Self-Study CDs are excellent study and reference tools but DO NOT meet the course requirement for certification.


So to sum up (practically instructor-led):
in-class
online
web classes
virtual classes
training on demand

Not allow:
self study CD


K. Tsang JavaRanch SCJP5 SCJD/OCM-JD OCPJP7
 
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