Nice Article Javin...
As someone who has a Java 7 Oracle Certificate, IMHO with Oracle ending support for Java 8 and moving to a more 6-month release cycle and more people switching over to OpenJDK, I just don't know if it's worth spending money on these exams anymore. Unless your interested in the basic Java exam or your company is paying for the exam I say stay away they don't hold the weight they used to have. But the exam books are really good reference material.
If your company is paying then its best to use that money. Actually my main motivation was that when I did mine :-) more than 10 years ago. But, after doing certifications I realize they are complete worth of your time and money. You learn a lot while preparing for certification that helps in Job interviews and your day to day job. I actually come out as better a Java programmer after passing my certification.
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