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Is OCA mandatory for OCP?

Attila Horvath

Joined: Sep 18, 2013
Posts: 2
Hi there,

My job position requires successful OCPJP exam. My question is that the completed associate (1Z0-803) exam is mandatory before making a try with the Professional one? From my point of view a step by step progression would be better but I am not sure that my boss is willing to pay 2 exams when the requested one could be taken directly. (I can not decide that it is mandatory or not on the information of the official oracle site.)

Nancy Avent
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Joined: Feb 23, 2013
Posts: 94
Yes, it is required to do OCA before OCP. In my opinion, it is logical too; one appears in a simpler exam before the "real" exam.

Recently, I learnt that the price is reduced for both the exams. That makes convincing your manager little easy.
Attila Horvath

Joined: Sep 18, 2013
Posts: 2
Thank you for the clarification.
I agree. Here's the link:
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