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Java EE6 Certifications are set to retire March 31, 2019

 
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If you want still to get certified in:

  • Java EE 6 Enterprise JavaBeans Developer  
  • Java EE 6 JavaServer Faces Developer
  • Java EE 6 Web Services Developer
  • Java EE 6 Java Persistence API Developer
  • Java EE 6 Web Component Developer

  • you better be quick because they all set to retire on March 31st, 2019.
     
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    And what's the reason? Could you provide a link?
     
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    Ekaterina Galkina wrote:And what's the reason? . . .

    Because the version EE6 is outdated.
     
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    Will 1Z0-898 (JPA) be replaced by a new one? Maybe it's already there?
     
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    Ekaterina Galkina wrote:Will 1Z0-898 (JPA) be replaced by a new one? Maybe it's already there?


    The only Java EE certification that is (part of) a replacement is the Java EE 7 Application Developer exam. I haven't seen any other announcements.
     
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    And OCM JEA Java EE 6 seems to stay (yes, it's attributed as Java EE 6)
     
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    Interesting how they announced this on the individual exam pages, but not the retirement list!
     
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    So, that means all those J2EE 6 exams will be included in one single Java EE 7 application developer exam?
    My next goal is Spring framework 5 professional exam.
    If anyone knows any good mock exams for Spring, please let us know. Thanks.
     
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    Himai Minh wrote: So, that means all those J2EE 6 exams will be included in one single Java EE 7 application developer exam?


    Sort of, but 1Z0-900 als contains CDI, JMS, Java batch, Websockets and the Concurrency API.
     
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    I just saw that these certifications are retiring.
    I still want to get at least one or two OCE's.

    Which one do you recommend me ? I have a lot of time to study.
    Which one take the least amount of time?
    Personally I prefer JPA but I don't know which one are more easy then others.
    Thanks in advance!
     
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    Welcome to the Ranch

    Unless you have some sort of liking for sitting exams, look for a more recent version. The exams are being retired because they are out of date.
     
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    I saw that there won't be other Expert exams to replace those...
    It would be nice to have one, that's why
     
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    Which one take the least amount of time?


    It is not about the amount of time you need to pass a certification exam, it is about how much time do you need to learn a topic. Learning a topic is more relevant to your career than having a piece of paper. I know people who have passed certifications but still can't develop decent software. I know more people who haven't got any certificate but are great developers.

    Anyway, I will still answer your original question:

    These take about the same amount of time:
  • Java EE 6 Enterprise JavaBeans Developer  
  • Java EE 6 Java Persistence API Developer
  • Java EE 6 Web Component Developer

  • These are tough and time-consuming:
  • Java EE 6 JavaServer Faces Developer
  • Java EE 6 Web Services Developer
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    - I just finished my OCP today and came to see what's next.
    - The jee 6 soon-to-be-retired OCE certifications have no alternatives in jee7 except for one.
    - I am building my way towards OCM.

    My question is: will the new jee 7 certificate help? If not, what should I do?

     
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    Some thoughts:
    Java EE 6 is not wide mainstream now, but some knowledge might still be useful. Example (IMHO): Servlet API, JPA.
    Java EE 7 exam - extremely difficult, I took it only because passed all (except JSF) Java EE 6 exams earlier, and it helped a lot.
    There is some exam about Java EE from RedHat, consider it as option.
    OCM (architect) does not have any pre-requisite to take some exam. Not sure when OCM exam updated, but suspect it valid against Java EE 6.
    If your aim is OCM - I would recommend reading books recommended here, do not bother with Java EE 7 exam, and proceed to OCM directly.
     
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    Thank you Mikalai for your reply. I read your post about passing Java EE 7 and I remember being impressed. I truly admire your efforts.

    Now, here are my view:

    - I looked up RedHat certification but there is not much chatter about it on the internet and the resources are scarce as well.
    - I also looked up Spring certificates, and they seem to be good option.
    - I emailed Oracle support about this and they match your description and the pre-requisite to the OCM. However, I can't attempt passing the OCM before passing a few OCE certificates. And Oracle retiring these certificates messed up my plans.
    - I am a drifter. So, one of the reasons I take the exams is to focus, memorize and compartmentalize.
     
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    All mentioned certifications are now officially retired.

     
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