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Book for OCAJP then OCPJP?

 
Jack Moore Iii
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Is there a book that will cover materials through OCAJP then as well cover the more in depth OCJPJ materials? So I can prepare for one then the other afterwards.

http://www.amazon.com/SCJP-Certified-Programmer-Java-310-065/dp/0071591060 was suggested for OCA but I would like to cut down on book costs as much as possible...
 
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At the moment, that book is the best you are going to get for covering both. What I wrote about using that book in my blog
If you are planning to take the OCP afterwards and don’t mind the material being mixed together, this is a great resource. If you want to get your OCA first without being exposed to the OCP information, it isn’t helpful though. Also, some of the content is no longer on the exam so you have to ignore these parts.


When OCPJP 7 books start coming out, there will be a book with all the materials. For now you have to learn the Java 7 parts outside of a cert book.
 
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And the only certification worth doing is the 7 version?...
 
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Jack Moore Iii wrote:And the only certification worth doing is the 7 version?...

I didn't say that. You asked about the OCAJA. Which didn't exist in Java 6.

If your goal is to get certified, taking version 6 costs half as much.
 
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Can you upgrade from a 6 to 7 at the level you stopped on at 6 or do you have to take all the 7 certifications from OCAJP and up?...
 
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You have to take one $300 upgrade exam. (Which makes the cost the same as starting with OCAJP 7. The big difference is you get a professional level certification sooner rather than an entry one. And that you don't have to upgrade to 7. 6 is a valid cert to hold.)
 
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I figured out a good source of information about OCPJP 7: Cracking OCPJP 7

It seems that the book covers both OCPJP SE 7 and upgrade exam topics. I am going to buy this one. Here is the Amazon link for the book: Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 7 Programmer Exams 1Z0-804 and 1Z0-805: A Comprehensive OCPJP 7 Certification Guide
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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