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Should I wait for OCAJP 9

 
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Hello friends,as we know Java 9 is supposed to release on 21st September 2017.
So I have a few questions:
i)After how many days/months of release of Java 9 will OCAJP 9 certification start?
ii) Should I wait for OCAJP 9 ? or take OCAJP 8?
iii) If I should wait and take OCAJP 9+OCPJP 9 or take OCAJP 8 now and OCPJP 9(when it releases) ?
And what is the difference between both?
 
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Welcome to CodeRanch Nikhil.

Nikhil Nagrale wrote:i)After how many days/months of release of Java 9 will OCAJP 9 certification start?


If Java 9 happens with about the same timeline then you may have to wait a half a year or more after Java 9 is released before you try to become Java 9 certified.

Jeanne wrote this back in  August 2017:

Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Some dates for Java 8:
March 18, 2014 - Java8 released
August 31, 2014 - OCA 8 beta opens
April 28, 2015 - OCP 8 beta opens



https://coderanch.com/t/683060#3205159

Even with Java 9 just around about to be out Java 8 will still be here for a few more years.

I'm pretty sure that Oracle and Pearson Vue are still offering Java 6 testing as noted here:
Just Google for 1Z0-850 pearson vue and it should be one of the first results.
And Java 6 was last updated 2012 according to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_version_history

Before you purchase any material for your OCA prep you may want to check out
https://coderanch.com/wiki/659976/Ocpjp-Wall-Fame
To see what others have used and how they prepared.

This could save you time, money and frustration.
 
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Nikhil Nagrale wrote:ii) Should I wait for OCAJP 9 ? or take OCAJP 8?


Just take OCAJP8 and OCPJP8. When Java 9 certification exams are available, you can upgrade to OCPJP9.
 
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