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OCA 6 -> OCA 7?

 
Hinda Hanjan
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I completed OCA 6 back in January, my hope was to get OCP later. Looking at requirements for OCP 7 now, it requires either OCA7 or any other Professional certification. The question I have is, should I upgrade to OCA 7 first and then attempt OCP 7 Or should I go for OCP 6 and then upgrade to OCP 7? I have not been able to find anything on Oracle site which lays out how to go from OCA 6 to OCA 7 however.

I would be grateful if someone could point me in the right direction.
 
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Harinder Hanjan wrote:I completed OCA 6 back in January, my hope was to get OCP later. Looking at requirements for OCP 7 now, it requires either OCA7 or any other Professional certification. The question I have is, should I upgrade to OCA 7 first and then attempt OCP 7 Or should I go for OCP 6 and then upgrade to OCP 7? I have not been able to find anything on Oracle site which lays out how to go from OCA 6 to OCA 7 however.

I would be grateful if someone could point me in the right direction.


I would advise going down the OCAJ 7 / OCPJ 7 path because *in theory* it aligns with Java SE 7, which is the current version of Java (i.e., JDK 1.7).

In reality though, after the OCAJ has been repurposed away from the SCJA, the OCAJ 7 is really very close to the OCPJ 6 with only a few features removed from coverage. So, it really is a coin toss in which you choose to tak (OCAJ 7 vs OCPJ 6).

The reality of it is... the K&B book provides *direct* coverage of the OCAJ 7 AND the OCPJ 7. So if you study from that book, you will be prepared for both exams.... actually, all three that you mentioned.

Robert

 
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Thanks Robert. It looks like it is possible to ugprade from OCPJP6 to OCPJP7. As such, I will go for OCPJP6 certification. I am doing this because I would like to have a Programmer certification on my Resume, this will certainly assist in landing a better opportunity. I realize that 6 is now considered 'old', but I can upgrade to OCPJP7 at a later date.
 
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*duplicate*
 
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