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Need help with the Java Certification

Karan Kapoor Singhal
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Joined: Apr 24, 2014
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Hi,

I have 3 years and 2 months of working experience in Java as application developer/designer . I have no certifications till date (I should have got at least one by now)

I want to have one now, Please suggest which one to take that will help my career.

SCJP is now called as OCPJP ... which one should I go for OCPJP 6 or OCPJP 7. How long do you guys think is it going to take for the preparation ?
Also kindly suggest the following :
Good books for preparing.
Exam details (fee and where to take the exam)

Thanks!!
koilraj abraham
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Hi Karan Kapoor Singhal

Welcome to Coderanch, I think you are reached at the correct place,

Exam preparation time is based on your interest and the time you spend for your exam preparation. OCPJP 7 is the latest version but if you go for OCPJP 7 exam you need to finish OCAJP 7 exam also otherwise you will not be certified as a Java Programmer. You can directly go for OCPJP 6 exam without any prior exam.

Refer this link for your reference.

Good Luck for your exam preparation!


Abraham
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Karan Kapoor Singhal
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Joined: Apr 24, 2014
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Thank You Koilraj !!

Is it that SCJP 6 = OCAJP 7 ??

Can you suggest some books for OCAJP 7 and OCPJP 7

Thanks again
Paweł Baczyński
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Karan Kapoor Singhal wrote:Is it that SCJP 6 = OCAJP 7 ??

No, first of all, there is no longer SCJP 6. It is called OCPJP 6 now.
Second, OCPJP 6 and OCAJP 7 are different exams.

Karan Kapoor Singhal wrote:Can you suggest some books for OCAJP 7 and OCPJP 7

Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 7 Programmer Exams 1Z0-804 and 1Z0-805: A Comprehensive OCPJP 7 Certification Guide by S G Ganesh and Tushar Sharma.


Formely Pawel Pawlowicz
Karan Kapoor Singhal
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Thank You Pawel !!

Is this the book - http://www.apress.com/9781430247647

Will this book cover all the Java Concepts or only the topics that are in the exam? I am asking this because, I don't want to just clear the exam for certification I want to have in depth knowledge of Java concepts.

Thanks
koilraj abraham
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Hello Karan,

Read some success stories from Certification Results, it helps you more for choosing your exam preparation materials and also look at SCJP FAQ. Before start your preparation read it clearly and get some clarifications then start your study.

Good Luck!
Shivi Kashyap
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Joined: Mar 28, 2014
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Hi Karan,
You can prepare yourself for OCAPJP6 exam instead of OCPJP7 (which requires one more exam to pass to be a java programmer) but with OCPJP, there is no issue. You can prepare yourself by reading K&B Book which is available at http://www.slideshare.net/shivikashyap1/get-100-success-in-ocpjp-6-exam
Kishen Singh Punjabi
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Shivi Kashyap wrote:
You can prepare yourself for OCAPJP6 exam instead of OCPJP7 (which requires one more exam to pass to be a java programmer) but with OCPJP, there is no issue.


Sorry, Did not understand this.

For OCPJP 7 certification we have to write two exams OCAJP 7 and OCPJP 7 where as for OCPJP 6 we have only one exam..?
Shivi Kashyap
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Joined: Mar 28, 2014
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Hi Hemant,

OCPJP 7 is the latest version but if you go for OCPJP 7 exam you need to finish OCAJP 7 exam also otherwise you will not be certified as a Java Programmer. You can directly go for OCPJP 6 exam without any prior exam.
Kishen Singh Punjabi
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Thanks Shiva, so what do you suggest for a 3/3.5 year experienced Java guy to go with.

Option 1 : OCPJP 6 then OCPJP 7 ?
Option 2 : OCAJP 7 then OCPJP 7 ?

Sorry my Question is similar to the one below but I seriously need your suggestions on this


http://www.coderanch.com/t/580130/java-programmer-SCJP/certification/OCPJP-OCPJP
Shivi Kashyap
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Joined: Mar 28, 2014
Posts: 16

I'd say;

rather you're experienced but still not certified you should go up with v6, if you get a sucess in there then think about v7. Obviously experience is there but atleast check out how much you know about Java 6.

try a mock at: http://www.quizover.com/quiz/response/java-certification-questions?examId=1577871

thanks.
Karan Kapoor Singhal
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Joined: Apr 24, 2014
Posts: 7
For the second option, suggested book is

Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 7 Programmer Exams 1Z0-804 and 1Z0-805: A Comprehensive OCPJP 7 Certification Guide by S G Ganesh and Tushar Sharma.

Whats the best book for OCPJP 6 ?
koilraj abraham
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Karan Kapoor Singhal wrote:For the second option, suggested book is

Whats the best book for OCPJP 6 ?


OCP Java SE 6 Programmer by Bert Bates & Katherine Sierra
Karan Kapoor Singhal
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What is the latest edition for this book - OCP Java SE 6 Programmer by Bert Bates & Katherine Sierra and what is the cost around..?
What is the exact name of the book ?
Paweł Baczyński
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Karan Kapoor Singhal wrote:What is the exact name of the book ?

SCJP Sun Certified Programmer for Java 6 Exam 310-065
by Katherine Sierra, Bert Bates
Ali Gordon
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How about saving your $$$ and doing some real development instead ? In the end, you might be better off after doing some algorithms, unit testing, frameworks instead of the junk Java certification.
It won't do anything for your resume. Pick up a book of cert questions for just fun instead.
Chenqui.


Thank you for all your help and support. High five !
Ali Gordon
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Karan Kapoor Singhal wrote:What is the latest edition for this book - OCP Java SE 6 Programmer by Bert Bates & Katherine Sierra and what is the cost around..?
What is the exact name of the book ?

you don't have google ?
 
Consider Paul's rocket mass heater.
 
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