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OCPJP 6 or OCAJP 7+OCPJP 7

Nilay Mitash
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Hey guys!
I am an Computer Science Engineering student of final year(4th year). I have really bad grades but I am good at programming. I am planning to take the OCPJP 6 exam within a month.

So, I need few suggestions from you guys.

1) I have been told that SE 7 certification exams are in Beta phase. Is it true?

2) How should I choose the certification path? I was thinking about getting OCPJP SE 6 certified and then later upgrade it to SE 7 or SE 8(when the exams are available). Reason for that is as far as I know, you have give 2 exams to get SE7 Professional certification but only 1 for SE 6 certification. Or should I get Associate cert for 7 and then go for Professional cert for 7?

3) What is the market value of SE 6? Is it still in use or is it outdated? Will getting certified in SE6 benefit me? Does it matter for employers if the candidate is certified in SE6 or SE7?

4) How often do recent graduates with little or no experience get the Professional Java Programmer certification? And which version(SE6 or SE7) do they get it of?
Paul Anilprem
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1. No, it is not true. They have been available for more than a year now.

2. Usually, I suggest taking the more recent version available but in your case I would suggest you to go for 1.6 because it covers a lot of stuff that you will find useful in interviews. Of course, OCA+OCP 7 will also cover that but you have to spend twice as much. You can study Java 7 topics separately and upgrade your cert later.

3.There is no reliable data available to say anything about about this question. But I can tell you from experience that studying for either of the certifications will definitely help you in the interviews. The certification itself will be secondary but the knowledge that you will gain while studying for it will make a difference in how you answer questions in the interview.

4. No data.

HTH,
Paul.


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Nilay Mitash
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Thanks Paul,
I think I am gonna go ahead with OCPJP 6.

Can you tell me when the SE8 certification exams will be available?

-Nilay
Nilay Mitash
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ok! no problems. I didn't know that writing "urgent" was against the rules. I just wanted to get some opinions as soon as possible :p
Paul Anilprem
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Nilay Mitash wrote:
Can you tell me when the SE8 certification exams will be available?

-Nilay

No, and I don't think anyone can
Paweł Baczyński
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Nilay Mitash wrote:How often do recent graduates with little or no experience get the Professional Java Programmer certification?

It happened at least once. That would be me. But I'll have to change your question a little to be accurate.
Here: How often do recent graduates with little or no experience in Java get the Professional Java Programmer certification?


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Nilay Mitash
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Thank you for your reply Pawel!
abalfazl hossein
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until which time exam of SE6 will proceed?
Paweł Baczyński
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abalfazl hossein wrote:until which time exam of SE6 will proceed?

Why do you worry that OCPJP 6 might be unavailable in the near future? Well.. OCPJP 5 is still available ;)
 
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