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New Java SE 11 based certification exams released today !

 
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Well done, and welcome to the Ranch



Thank you Ritchie.

How urgent, and how important, is it to get the Java11 cert at all?



That's what I was thinking too.  Most organizations won't be on version 11 for some time so I might as well focus on getting the OCP 8 Certification done and by the time I'm ready to do the java 11 cert there will be plenty of study material available.
 
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Mitch McKenzie wrote: . . . by the time I'm ready to do the java 11 cert there will be plenty of study material available.

By that time, you will have lots of experience under your belt; as I said earlier, will you need the Java11 cert at all?
 
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Hi guys, I will prepare Java 11 cert in summer to update my CV, after 10 years coding I think is a good moment to improve myself.

 
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A picture is worth a thousand words...

https://www.oracle.com/a/ocom/docs/dc/ww-java-cert-guide-java-se11.pdf

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Should I mention the best book to prepare for the exam is https://www.selikoff.net/ocp11-2/  ;)
 
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Is that book already available for purchase?
 
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Brecht Geeraerts wrote:Is that book already available for purchase?


Not yet. Amazon.com shows Nov 26 as the release date. Publishing companies have a tendency to start advertising long before the book will actually be available.  They create pressure on the authors as well.

 
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Ah, okay. Thanks, Paul. I did not know that
 
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Brecht Geeraerts wrote:Ah, okay. Thanks, Paul. I did not know that


Then you may want to know about Vaporware Not to say that this book is such because we know that it will be out soon for sure.
 
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I can assure you this book will exist . We are finishing up writing it. Then comes the completion of editing/tech review and printing. (This exam was tough to get material out quickly because there was no beta exam. With Java 8 we got a "head start"

There have been books that were advertised and didn't exist though. My favorite is the Java Programmer Plus one. Ten years ago, Oracle/Sun announced the Java Programmer Plus exam. I wrote a blog post with my impressions. Apress started a book. The exam never was created so the book was never published.

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@Jeanne: I'm not doubting that the book will exist. In fact, I'm very eager to get my hands on it. Hopefully you will get the green light soon so the printing and selling can start. The previous books (OCA, OCP) are very good.

I did not know about the concept of vaporware. Now I do, thanks to Paul and you.
 
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Brecht Geeraerts wrote:@Jeanne: I'm not doubting that the book will exist. In fact, I'm very eager to get my hands on it.


I know. I was teasing Paul. (Who also knows it will exist)

Brecht Geeraerts wrote: The previous books (OCA, OCP) are very good.


Thanks!
 
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Mikalai Zaikin wrote:https://education.oracle.com/oracle-certified-professional-java-se-11-developer/trackp_815

Have fun ;-)



Hi Mikalai ! I don't mean to be a downer here. Some of the Java certification books are great learning resources and must be read, whether one wants to take the exam or not.

But, is there any value in getting these Java certifications ? I had gotten one several years ago and it was useless. No employer asked for it, but I naively believed that it would slightly enhance my non-CS resume. These days, does one have to develop realistic software as part of these certification tracks or is the same old "answer multiple choice trick questions in a few minutes" from the SCJP days ? I'd appreciate thoughts on this. Thanks.
 
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Tom Joe wrote:
Hi Mikalai ! I don't mean to be a downer here. Some of the Java certification books are great learning resources and must be read, whether one wants to take the exam or not.

But, is there any value in getting these Java certifications ? I had gotten one several years ago and it was useless. No employer asked for it, but I naively believed that it would slightly enhance my non-CS resume. These days, does one have to develop realistic software as part of these certification tracks or is the same old "answer multiple choice trick questions in a few minutes" from the SCJP days ? I'd appreciate thoughts on this. Thanks.



I do it for self-education mostly. It's a good learning experience. As simple as that. 8-)
A certification could be possibly a plus on interview for junior developer, but not for middle or senior developer.
 
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Passed!
 
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Viktor Viktorow wrote:Passed!



Congrats !

BTW, which one ?
 
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