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Planing to take OCMJD

Raj Mellon
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Joined: Jul 21, 2004
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Planning to take OCMJD exam and I was checking the Oracle site for the requirement. I saw training listed as one of the requirement for getting certified, is taking one of those training a mandatory thing. I checked couple of the training and price for the training is expensive.
Himai Minh
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Joined: Jul 29, 2012
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Yes. the mandatory training is required. You can take the least expensive training from the list.
Roel De Nijs
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Joined: Jul 19, 2004
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Unfortunately the training is mandatory. It was not a boost for its popularity

If you also plan to take the OCMJEA, you can choose a training which is listed in both certifications. So you don't have to take another training for the Architect certification (and save a lot of dollars).


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Cathal Mullan
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Joined: May 20, 2011
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Roel De Nijs wrote:not a boost for its popularity


I wonder how badly this affected the number of people taking Java certs?

I'm not taking anymore as a result.

I see the Certified Programmer 7 is 2 exams now as well
Roel De Nijs
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Cathal Mullan wrote:I wonder how badly this affected the number of people taking Java certs?

I don't think these numbers will ever be made public.

Cathal Mullan wrote:I see the Certified Programmer 7 is 2 exams now as well

That's true. The OCPJP 7 covers also more topics where java programmers have to cope with during development (nio2.0, new concurrency api, jdbc,...). But I don't think this extra exam will have the same effect as the mandatory course requirement for OCMJD cert.
Cathal Mullan
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Roel De Nijs wrote:I don't think this extra exam will have the same effect as the mandatory course requirement for OCMJD cert.


True. The cost for the Architect Cert went from £750 to £2750 way too much.

Why would I need a mandatory course when I can get all the info I need from the internet & books.

I foresee changes to Java licensing in the future. I think Oracle will try & align their licensing strategy for Java like they do with their databases & target big businesses.
Anayonkar Shivalkar
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Cathal Mullan wrote:I see the Certified Programmer 7 is 2 exams now as well

I think that shouldn't affect you. As you are/were planning for OCMJD, I assume you are already having an older version of OCPJP/SCJP certificate. In this case, you can simply take OCPJP 7 upgrade exam.


Regards,
Anayonkar Shivalkar (SCJP, SCWCD, OCMJD, OCEEJBD)
Cathal Mullan
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Anayonkar Shivalkar wrote:I assume you are already having an older version of OCPJP/SCJP certificate


Hey Anayonkar,

I already have my OCMJD 6, I got in just before the mandatory course.

I wanted to go on & be a certified Architect but I'm not going to now & I'll not be taking any of the other Developer exams either
Anayonkar Shivalkar
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Cathal Mullan wrote:
Anayonkar Shivalkar wrote:I assume you are already having an older version of OCPJP/SCJP certificate


Hey Anayonkar,

I already have my OCMJD 6, I got in just before the mandatory course.

I wanted to go on & be a certified Architect but I'm not going to now & I'll not be taking any of the other Developer exams either

Oops! I confused you with OP(Raj).
Never mind, my mistake...
 
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