Last week, we had the author of TDD for a Shopping Website LiveProject. Friday at 11am Ranch time, Steven Solomon will be hosting a live TDD session just for us. See for the agenda and registration link
sakthi vadivel wrote:what's this OCA and OCP, i am certified SCJP 5.0, should i do both OCA and OCP to upgrade to java 7?
Since Java 7, Oracle has split the certification in 2 parts: the OCA one is the entry-level exam and covers java and OO basics. The OCP is the more advanced exam and covers a lot of advanced topics (generics, threads, concurrency, jdbc, file i/o, nio2.0,...). No need to take (and pay) for both exams, you can simply upgrade your certification by taking the 1Z0-805 Upgrade exam.
sakthi vadivel wrote:I want to read full book and give exam only for OCP 7, is it possible as i'm already SCJP 5 certified?
Yes, if you completely read the K&B7 study guide and have a good understanding of all concepts and topics explained; you'll definitely pass the 1Z0-805 Upgrade exam and reach your goal of becoming Java 7 certified. Good luck!
sakthi vadivel wrote:One more question, i'm sure (i did earlier) reading K & B SE 7 is good enough to cover java 7, is K&B7 same book for upgrade exam and OCA and OCP 7 exams?
Yes, it is.
sakthi vadivel wrote:If it's same book what's the part i should concentrate more, part II?
You'll definitely will have to focus more on part II. But I also recommend reading/studying the whole 1st part as well. It covers the new Java 7 language enhancements (like diamond, strings in switches,...) and provides a nice refresher of all the things you already know (and still need to know ).