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OCA Java SE 7 Programmer: Entry Level?

Kevin Florish
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Is the book for entry level java?

I was always confused where the line was drawn between SCJP and SCJA

Thanks Kevin.


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Paul Anilprem
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Kevin Florish wrote:Is the book for entry level java?

I was always confused where the line was drawn between SCJP and SCJA

Thanks Kevin.

Assuming that you are talking about OCPJP and OCAJP, this is a very good question and I am interested in knowing the Authors' opinion as well.

In my view though, the exam objectives for both kind of draw a very clear line. You will see that 90% of the topics are different in both the exams. I do see an overlap in some topics such as Exception handing, overloading/overriding, abstract classes and based on our experience the depth of the questions is a little different. Basically, even if the concepts involved are the same, questions are a little harded in OCP JP on these topics.

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Paul.


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Kevin Florish
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Yes I mean OCPJP and OCAJP, old habits die hard
Edward Finegan
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Our book is intended to prepare you for the OCAJP exam. We assume that you do have some basic Java experience but we do try to start our discussion at a very low level and work up from their. The OCAJP exam is not an exam to be taken lightly. While it is the first exam on the Oracle track it is not a test you can slide though if you can't understand code.


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Kevin Florish
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Thanks for the reply Edward.

Although I skipped the associate certificates in the past it seems that this looks like a prerequisite from Java7 onwards, if you want to take the programmer exam.

So will be looking forward to your book with great interest.

Regards Kevin.
Karl Barek
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I could be mistaken, but I believe if you are current OCPJP v6 certified, you are exempt from having to take the OCA v7 exam. You are able to just jump to the OCP v7 exam.
Jacek Laskowski
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Hi Karl,

You are 100% correct. With OCPJP v6 you're entitled to sit for OCPJP v7 with the upgrade certification - Upgrade to Java SE 7 Programmer.


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Robert James Liguori
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Kevin Florish wrote:Is the book for entry level java?

I was always confused where the line was drawn between SCJP and SCJA

Thanks Kevin.


In my opinion:

SCJA = Associate (Entry Level Programmer)
SCJP = Professional (Matured Programer / Developer)

OCA 5/6 = Associate
OCA 7 & OCP 7 = Professional (Even though OCA is 'associate')

-- Robert


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Kevin Florish
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yes Robert from reading the threads it seems like the SE7 exams are a whole new level of difficulty.

And I found the old SCJP5 hard enough :s
Cheers Kevin
 
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