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Is KB6 okay for OCPJP 6 followed by upgrade to OCPJP 7

charlsy chuks
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Hi Edward and Robert,

Is it okay to study KB6 which was published when Sun still owned Java for OCPJP 6 then I write an upgrade to OCPJP 7? I am asking because that is what I have available to me right now.
Your reply will be well appreciated. Thank you.
Paul Anilprem
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charlsy chuks wrote:Hi Edward and Robert,

Is it okay to study KB6 which was published when Sun still owned Java for OCPJP 6 then I write an upgrade to OCPJP 7? I am asking because that is what I have available to me right now.
Your reply will be well appreciated. Thank you.


Before you make a decision, please be aware that the OCPJP 7 Upgrade exam is tough. It is really tough. So if you are thinking of avoiding reading or buying an updated book for the upgrade exam, that may not be such a good idea
But if you do plan on buying a new book anyway, it is ok to study for OCPJP 6 with an existing book and then with the new book for the upgrade.


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Bert Bates
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Hi Charlsy,

I hope I understood your question correctly...

The K&B 6 book is pretty good in terms of studying for the OCA 7 exam. There are also other books available that are focused on the new OCA 7 exam.

BUT, K&B 6 IS NOT enough for the upgrade exam! The upgrade exam includes HUGE new topics that any older book will probably not cover:

- NIO2
- java.util.concurrent
- JDBC

When it's time to study for the upgrade exam, check the table of contents of any material you're thinking of, to make sure those topics are covered!!

hth,

Bert


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charlsy chuks
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Thanks for the reply Bert and Paul,

I think i will just read for the OCA 7 using K&B 6 with 95% chances as Bert said and then read a book for OCPJP 7 when it is out.
Jacek Laskowski
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Bert Bates wrote:
- NIO2
Doh! I completely forgot about the topic before my exam! So happy it's not scheduled yet!


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