Question for Richard Reese (awesome offer!) or others about java 1.4ish java/certification and preparing for the OCAJP7.
I realize this is an Associate certification, but how much should one worry about generics, annotations, xml, the REST/Webservice JSR's, and swing/applet code (enumerations I will assume to worry about)?
thanky, old java guy trying to keep up with the new!
I'm not really Richard Reese, but I'll give it a go
You don't need to worry about JEE APIs (xml, rest, webservices,...) for this certification. It's all about the standard edition. Also you don't need to worry about Swing & applets.
For the OCAJP 7 you'll need very limited knowledge about generics. You also don't need to know enums (you'll need to know it for OCPJP 7). And you'll probably need a few minor new language features from Java 7 (binary numeric literals, using underscores in numeric literals,...).