Can anyone tell me which java certification is right for me?
1. Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 5/SE 6
2. Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 7 Programmer
I have gone through the exam topics for both and I know half of both. I have 2 yrs exp in Java development.
First where you want to go? The v5/v6 OCA cert covers a wide variety of areas, primarily for junior programmers and managers who uses java technologies. The v7 OCA cert on the other hand is practically a "subset" of what a experienced Java programmer needs to know (v7 OCA is a subset of the old v5/v6 SCJP cert).
If you are looking to become Java programmer then v7 cert is better.
since v7 OCA is a subset of v5/v6 OCA wont it be beneficial to give the later. But if i give v5/v7 OCA then later on for the next professional certificate of OCP i would have to take the v7 OCA exam right??
A Mudda wrote:since v7 OCA is a subset of v5/v6 OCA wont it be beneficial to give the later. But if i give v5/v7 OCA then later on for the next professional certificate of OCP i would have to take the v7 OCA exam right??
Correction v7 OCA is the subset of the v5/v6 OCPJP (the old SCJP) , not v5/v6 OCA.
And Ulf is right, the actual thing is the OCPJP. So if you ultimately aim to get OCPJP, then you need to consider which version are you more comfortable. v5/v6 OCPJP is 1 exam while the v7 OCPJP is 2 exams (OCA+OCP).
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Thanks for pointing out the difference....
So how to go about preparing for OCPJP exam?? How long does it take and where can I find the study material online??