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OCMJEA - 5 or 6?

Alex Pol
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Joined: Sep 29, 2006
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I see on the Oracle website that currently they offer certification for JEE5 (OCMJEA). Is it worth it? If I start preparing for JEE5 and they eliminate it when introducing the certification for JEE6, this will mean I have lost a bit of time.
Please advise.
Andrew Monkhouse
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They do not typically just end any exam - they usually have two exams available concurrently for 6 months. From memory, when the SCJD exam was last updated, it was nearly 2 years between when they started providing the new exam and when they announced end-of-life for the previous exam.

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