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What's the difference between Oracle Certified Professional and Oracle Certified Master

 
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Hello,

I became an "Oracle Certified Master, Java SE6 Developer" back in 2006. I am considering upgrading to Java11. On Oracle website, I found a path to upgrade from Java6, but it mentioned the "Oracle Certified Professional" level as a prerequisite

https://education.oracle.com/oracle-certified-professional-java-se-11-developer-upgrade-from-ocp-java-6-7-8/trackp_817

Are "Oracle Certified Master" and "Oracle Certified Professional" the same level ?

Seems trivial, but I just wanted to make sure.

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Hello

Our program has three core levels, Oracle Certified Associate, Oracle Certified Professional and Oracle Certified Master.  Each level represents a set of skills and capabilities to a defined job level.  

The Oracle Certified Associate is our entry level certification and demonstrates fundamental skills and foundational knowledge.  
The Oracle Certified Professional proves advanced level skill and can apply strong knowledge.  
The Oracle Certified Master performs hands-on tasks to solve real-world problems in a performance based environment.
Oracle Certified Masters can be either Database technologists or Java Enterprise Architects.

So why do we think reaching the highest level of certification should be on your radar?

The certification speaks for itself.
Join and collaborate with other certified masters whom you share a common interest and dedication with.
We're proud of these folks that have invested a lot of their time to achieve our highest level of certification.  View the Oracle Certified Masters here who have added their profile to our Community page.
If that's not reason enough, hear what other IT industry certification vendors have to say about Earning the Hardest Tech Certifications in this article published by Insight in January 2017.  All agree that experience or training alone doesn't stack up to possessing a stamp that signifies your readiness to perform at the highest level.


I hope this will help to you
 
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I'm currently going back and forth with the Oracle Learning Support team about this very issue.

I am an Oracle Certified Master, Java SE6 Developer.  I took the exam before Oracle rebranded from Sun.  I received the rebranded certificate and had all certifications merged over to CertView.  I assumed since I was certified at SE 6 at the highest level that I would be able to take the upgrade SE 11 exam (817) and be certified at SE 11.  I just took the exam and passed, but have not received the certificate.

I contacted support about this issue and they stated I don't have the required prerequisites.  This was 2 weeks ago.  Since that time I am trying to get a proper response back concerning how the Master certification is recognized by Oracle.  Support team has told me I need to take the exams for Java SE 8 to gain certification for SE 11.  I still don't know how they recognize my prior certification, if at all.  I am still going back and forth with them.  All the support team is doing to resending me the prerequisites in every email response.

Not sure how this will be resolved at this point.  I'll post an update is I ever get a resolution.  At this point I may have to take two more exams.
 
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OK, finally got an answer....Yes.  The OCM SE6 does qualify as a prerequisite for the Java SE Professional Upgrade exam.
 
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