I'm planning to take OCMJEA in about a month. Though I really haven't bought any voucher yet. I have been studying the Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for Java EE Study Guide by Mark Cade, Humphrey Sheil.
My question is, given my study material, should I go for the EE6 exam or stay with the EE5? Does they have a lot of difference?
Now I have experienced taking and passing the OCJP6 but studied OCJP5 Study Guide (because the book wasn't out yet and the exam was really new). Will this be the same case as that of OCMJEA JEE5 and OCMJEA JEE6? Is there a significant difference between the two versions for me to know in the JEE6 exam?
SCJP/OCPJP 6 | SCWCD/OCPJWCD 5 | OCMJEA in progress...
Based on the objectives, it looks like more changed between OCMJEA 5 and 6 than did on the OCJP side. One thing to note is that for parts 2 and 3 you can use features from Java EE 5 or later on the OCMJEA 5. Which means the question of which exam to take really only applies to part 1.
The book you have goes with OCMJEA 5. I recommend taking that. Some of the questions on the exam go against your intuition in the real world so having the book is helpful. ANd the material on OCMJEA 5 isn't obsolete. The only disadvantage I can think of is that your cert will be for the older version #. Most people don't put version #s on their resume anyway though.