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Puzzled and looking for Oralce Java Certification suggestion

ragz wifer
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Joined: Dec 22, 2010
Posts: 22
Hello Ranchers

I am Java programmer from India, looking forward to take up some java certification since last 1 year and delayed. Now, I have buckled up myself to take it ASAP. I did some research on Java certifications.
Here are my findings, and found that I have two options.
  • Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 7 Programmer
    Exam Code : 1z0-803
  • Cost: Rs 8014
  • Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 7 Programmer
    Exam Code : 1z0-804
  • Cost: Rs 8014

  • Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 6 Programmer
    Exam Code : 1Z0-851
  • Cost: Rs 8014

    My question is which one should I take, Associate 7 or Professional 6. As Professional 7 requires Associate 7 as a prerequisite, I don't want to talk about this.
    Today its Java7, I am really muddled about taking the decision of selecting the exam Associate 7 or Professional 6, both have the same cost in India.
    Did anyone cleared the Associate 7 exam recently, can you share your experience? If I take up Professional 6, is it a meaningful or worth, I mean after Java 7 release?

    Ranchers, please provide your suggestions.

    Jeanne Boyarsky
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    Joined: May 26, 2003
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    Having the professional cert means more than the associate one. Version numbers are secondary. So if you are only going to take one exam, you will find the OCJP 6 to be much more challenging any mean more.


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