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Marcus Moreno
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Joined: Aug 17, 2008
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Hi,

Sorry, I would have some questions regarding the OCMJD...

1. now with the new requirement to take an obligatory training from oracle (yuck!),
I wonder - could I also do the exam and essay BEFORE I take (= pay...) at Oracle university.
Doing the exam before would be much easier for me, all you have to do is pay the voucher and start, I guess,
but for the training you first of all need a course taking place in your area...

2. If 1) is possible, how much time would I have left to finish the training after I have taken the exam and essay? Only 6 month also?

3. Is it okay to choose a training that would be valid for OCMJD AND OCMJA, so just paying once for both certificates,
or do they make you even pay twice?

4. I saw a Java Performance course would also be sufficient for the OCMJD - I have taken part in a java performance course from
Angelika Langer, who is one of the Java Champions(!) - but the course was not a specific Oracle course - could this still be sufficient?
(I guess not, as it's not about the knowledge, but the $$$ for Oracle...)

5. On my SCJP exam results, I found a registration id as well as a UserId, I did the exam at SUN / Prometric in November 2008.
Is there now an oracle site I can look up my details / login with one of these IDs, and or how and when are my SCJP details validated or the OCMJD.
Not that I would buy the voucher(s) only to find out there is a problem and they can't find my SCJP 6.0 details in the oracle system..

Thanks a lot,

Marcus

Roel De Nijs
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Joined: Jul 19, 2004
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1. You can even submit assignment + take essay exam and never follow the mandatory course. You'll get your score, but won't receive certification kit unless you fulfill the course requirement

2. There is no time requirement here.

3. If you plan to take OCMJEA, you can choose a course which is on the list of approved courses for both exams. So you only have to pay once to fulfill the mandatory course requirement

4. If it's not on the list of approved courses, it won't count to fulfill the requirement

5. You are looking for Oracle's CertView


SCJA, SCJP (1.4 | 5.0 | 6.0), SCJD
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Rehan Zahoor
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Joined: Jun 19, 2012
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but for the training you first of all need a course taking place in your area...


If you go to oracle website and check in training, you would find training on demand courses Traning On Demand. These fulfill the requirement for the certification. and you can study online on your computer. These I think are available in all regions.


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Roel De Nijs
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More info on the approved courses for OCMJD can be found here.
Marcus Moreno
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Joined: Aug 17, 2008
Posts: 58
Thanks for your answers. Roel, as I did my certificate when Java was still SUN (and it was not yet mandatory to pay $$$ to Oracle !;-),
I do have my ID, but don't have an oracle account yet ( at least not an offical one I would want to attach to my certificates).

1. So when I sign up anew, how would they get get sure that my oracle account fits to the certificate id that I give them
(my address as also changed since I got my SCJP certificate...)?

2. I tried to sign up, but the oracle sign up process plainly sucks. It forces me to add a company name, when I am just doing it
for myself? Last but not least, it never wants to accept my phone number, not sure what's wrong with that form, seems like
the oracle guys who did that sign up process never did one of the certificates... ;-)
Any idea how the format for the phone number is?

Thanks a lot again,

Marcus
Roel De Nijs
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Hi Marcus,

I also have a few SUN certifications and they all show up nicely in their certview. They did a big conversion back in the days, because they also switched from exam delivery company (from pearson vue to prometric).

This link and this one will be helpful to create your Oracle account.

Kind regards,
Roel
Marcus Moreno
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Joined: Aug 17, 2008
Posts: 58
Wow, you answer faster then I can fart (... and I fart damn fast! ;-)!
Thanks. I have now signed up with prometric, the form has accepted one of the 2 id's I had,
at the end they said it would take "a day until I get a signup email". Probably because a person is double checking my details,
as my post address AND email adress has changed (...this will get interesting to find out for them...).
So now let's wait and see.

Thanks again.

Marcus
Marcus Moreno
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Joined: Aug 17, 2008
Posts: 58
It doesn't seem that it worked.
See: http://www.coderanch.com/t/610512/java-Architect-SCEA/certification/SCEA-Beta#2788563

for details.

Thanks,

Marcus
 
 
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