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Passed OCAJP 1Z0-808 Exam with 82%.

 
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Hi,

I Passed OCAJP 1Z0-808 Exam with 82%.
 First of all I would like to thank Java Ranch for best support as you guys  respond  very quickly with detailed explanation  to all the questions we have posted .
Actually I have a gap of 4 yrs in my resume for child care .
Before that i worked on  java,j2ee,spring,hibernate ,html,css,javascript ,junit  for 3 yrs  .Now i am trying to apply for the jobs after this long gap.
Is it a good score ? I am planning put this certification in my resume .What they will consider this certification completion or the score ?
Can i try for jobs on  testing ?
Any suggestions on latest frameworks or something i should learn as per the current job market.

Regards,
Sree

 
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Hi sreedevi,

Congratulations champion! Great achievement Now it's time to relax a bit and have a (well-deserved) (or 2 or 3). And if you want to spoil yourself have a Belgian beer, our beers are the best of the world

Don't forget to add your name to the OcajpWallOfFame!

Kind regards,
Roel
 
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sreedevi langoju wrote:Is it a good score ? I am planning put this certification in my resume .What they will consider this certification completion or the score ?
Can i try for jobs on  testing ?
Any suggestions on latest frameworks or something i should learn as per the current job market.


The real value probably depends on your current Java knowledge and level. If you are a Java greenhorn, you'll definitely benefit from preparing for this certification. Your Java knowledge will definitely increase and you'll get a solid understanding of Java and OO basics. If you already have (some) Java experience, you might learn a few new things but the biggest value will be (as Jeanne already mentioned) taking the OCPJP certification exam and becoming Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 8 Programmer. And this certification lets you take any other Java certification (from Oracle).
One of my former colleagues was an experienced developer (+15 years as a VB6 and .Net developer) but had very limited Java experience. So after she prepared and passed the OCAJP7 certification exam, her Java knowledge had drastically improved.

Regarding a possible job position: a certification could definitely be useful if you are looking for a Java developer position, but it's certainly not a guarantee. Even with an OCPJP8 certification under your belt, it's still not a guarantee. But it might make the difference between some equivalent candidates. It shows different positive aspects for a programmer: eager to learn, want to study and improve your knowledge (in your own time), you are up for a challenge, you have an eye for details,... But you probably not get a job just because you are certified. So a certification is never a guarantee for a job, but it may help turn the scale in your favor. In this thread and this one you'll find some advice to increase your chances to get an entry-level job as a Java developer.

All my certifications are on my resume (without passing scores), but I rarely get questions about them. And not even a technical question to verify if I really passed that certification. That might be because there are a bunch on that list. Or maybe because the employer finds experience much more important. But the main reason why I take/took the certifications is to improve my Java knowledge and to keep up-to-date with the latest improvements of the Java language and syntax, not to have some eyecandy on my resume.

Hope it helps!
Kind regards,
Roel
 
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Congratulations man! That's so good! In the OCA exam do you have a clock or something to check the time?

Thank you! Enjoy the certification you will not have any problem to find a job! Totally sure! You can justify your absence in the IT field! Don't worry about it.
 
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Congratulations Sree !
If you are really interested in Testing jobs you can read more about Selinium Java framework (for testing automation) before attending any interviews.
 
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