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OCJA vs OCJP

p manchanda
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Hi,
I am a sophomore student pursuing Btech in computer science. Earlier i was planning to give ocpjp se 6 but after giving a few mock exams, i realize my score is always around the passing point. I have only 6-8 months experience in java. Could someone please suggest me whether i should stick to my plan of give ocpjp se 6 or should I first give Java SE 7 Programmer I exam and then give some more time and give Java SE 7 Programmer II? In other words which is more beneficial to me OCJA or OCJP???
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Welcome to coderanch! OCAJP 7 isn't widely recognized as a credential on its own. Which means you'd have to take OCPJP 7 after it to be in the same place you are as OCJP 6. Factors to consider:
  • you may pass the OCJP 6. Many people report scoring higher on the exam than mocks.
  • You'll probably learn more by taking the Java 7 series of exams.


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    My recommendation would be to start out with what Oracle has laid out for there current Java certification path. And that's starting with OCAJP7.

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    p manchanda
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    Thanks!!!
    Robert James Liguori
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    From my SCJA book in regards to the SCJA which is now the OCAJP 5/6 (1Z0-850) exam:

    "We strongly recommend the SCJA certification to the following candidates:
    • Entry-level and junior programmers wishing to start and/or continue down the path of using Java technologies.
    • Software developers and technical leads wishing to solidify their Java-related skillsets.
    • Project and program managers wishing to gain a true perspective of the work and challenge of their teams complementary to their planning and direction.
    • Computer Science and information system students wishing to complement their education
    • IT job seekers looking for a well-deserved edge
    • Certification seekers wishing to round out their resume or curriculum vitae"

    In regards to the OCAJP 7 (1Z0-803) exam, it's primarily good for matured programmers & software developers.

    Additional reference: http://www.coderanch.com/how-to/java/OcajpFaq

    -- Robert
    Alexis Koalla
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    Hello all,
    I have successfully taken the OCP Java SE6 last june.
    Do I need or is it necessary to take the OCA (old SCJA).
    Or Can I just go on with SCJD for next step.
    Thanks

    Koallec


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    Alexis Koalla wrote:Hello all,
    I have successfully taken the OCP Java SE6 last june.
    Do I need or is it necessary to take the OCA (old SCJA).
    Or Can I just go on with SCJD for next step.
    Thanks

    Koallec

    If you have SCJP or now OCPJP, you can do SCJD or now OCMJD


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    koilraj abraham
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    Alexis Koalla wrote:Hello all,
    I have successfully taken the OCP Java SE6 last june.
    Do I need or is it necessary to take the OCA (old SCJA).
    Or Can I just go on with SCJD for next step.
    Thanks

    Koallec


    please have look at scjd preparation article or oracle website.


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