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What (new) Java 11 certification topics do you suppose may survive (in some form) for the upcoming Java 17 certification?  Conversely, are there any Java 11 topics that you suppose may possibly lose favor?  Example: What is the point of Oracle having standardized the need to (re-)learn I/O when NIO.2 is already a topic, for a segment of folks that don't/haven't used I/O often for the Java 11 819 Exam?
 
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I think I/O, specifically serialization and streams, is too important so I'd be surprised if they removed it.  NIO.2 is more debatable though.

Honestly, I wouldn't mind JDBC being removed.  Not because I don't think it's important, it definitely is, but it's hard to go into much detail on it in a certification.  Oracle tends to pick random aspects of JDBC to test on (like Callable Statements on the OCP 8 exam) rather than focus on the truly useful features of it.

I was happy they added annotations to the Java 11 exam, everyone developer should know how to write one!
 
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Scott Selikoff wrote:I think I/O, specifically serialization and streams, is too important so I'd be surprised if they removed it.  NIO.2 is more debatable though.


Scott, I wasn't expecting that.  Thanks for your insight.
 
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Scott Selikoff wrote:I think I/O, specifically serialization and streams, is too important so I'd be surprised if they removed it.  NIO.2 is more debatable though.


Scott and I have had that debate! I use NIO.2 frequently at work and believe it is important.
 
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Are the practice tests also applicable to the upgrade exam?

is this certification the most up to date one? should we be concerned about another certification for new version of Java?
 
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Billy Tsai wrote:Are the practice tests also applicable to the upgrade exam?


Yes. You can just skip the chapters for objectives that aren't in scope for the upgrade exam.

Billy Tsai wrote:is this certification the most up to date one? should we be concerned about another certification for new version of Java?


Yes. The exam goes with the LTS (long term support) releases of Java. The next LTS is Java 17 which doesn't come out until September. After it comes out, Oracle has to create objectives and exam. This takes time, so we are well over a year away from a Java 17 cert existing.
 
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What is the best book that compliments these tests?
 
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Billy Tsai wrote:What is the best book that compliments these tests?


Our Complete Study Guide and Practice Tests of course
 
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