I complained to Oracle that replacing 1Z0-815/1Z0-816 with 1Z0-819 is unfair to those of us who took the old route. We paid for two exams instead of just one, and 1Z0-819 only takes 90 minutes, a quarter of the 360 minutes required for the 1Z0-815/1Z0-816 exams. Not to mention that 1Z0-819 has a reduced scope. That is cheapening the certification.
Edmund Yong wrote:\. Not to mention that 1Z0-819 has a reduced scope. That is cheapening the certification.
Marginally reduced scope. They only removed a handful of topics. And they were all ones that people rarely use in the real world. (plus "word problems about benefits of Java".
For someone new to certification, one could argue that the new cert is harder because you have to know all the topics at the same time and the pass score is higher. (I'm taking the 819 a week from today so i shall have a stronger opinion then)