Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Norbert: Talking the OCA first is good. It's an easier exam so gets you ready and used to taking the exam again. It also lets you show an earlier pass to your employer to show you are on the right track. That gets you certified at the associate level in Java 8. To be certified at the professional level, you have to take OCP 8 or the upgrade exam. The upgrade exam is a lot harder than the OCP 8. There are two reasons for this:
A good number of the easier topics on the OCP 8 aren't on the upgrade exam Oracle has some OCP 7 topics on the upgrade exam. These were taken off the OCP 8 but on the upgrade exam. So there is more to study for.
As you can see, I recommend you take the OCP 8 after you pass the OCA.
Ericson: You should study the whole book and not just the appendix. Because even if they aren't explicitly testing a concept that isn't on the upgrade, it is fair game for them to use in practice. You should of course spend more time on the upgrade topics. That said, you probably already know a traditional try block requires a catch or finally so will get through that material faster.
Norbert Reding wrote:Yes I know, but it's the rule of my company: any java developer has to pass OCA, OCP and Java EE 6 Enterprise JavaBeans Developer Certified Expert 1Z0-895.
Norbert Reding wrote:Also for me a very interesting question. 2011 I passed OCPJP Java 6 and now all java developers in my company have to pass OCA and OCP certification for Java 8. For OCA I choose the new certification. But for OCP I'm not sure which way I should choose.
Jelle Klap wrote:First, let me get this out of the way, because I really think it needs to be addressed: why are you developing your own webservice framework?
If you are building yet another web service framework as an open-source/commercial alternative to existing frameworks, or just as a "fun little exercise", by all means feel free to ignore me.
However, if you feel you need to roll your own web service framework out of necessity, as part of a larger project, I'm curious about why existing frameworks don't meet your requirements? I'm not really up to speed on the latest developments of every available webservice framework out there, but I know aleast Apache Axis2 offers asynchronous web service support.