This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
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.)