my advice is don't wait, take the 13 test ASAP while its fresh in your head.
Aside from webdirect there weren't too many academic changes to v13 over v12.
I agree with Mike. I would sign up for the 13 test and take it ASAP while the experience is still fresh in your mind.
Concur. One of our developers, wjackson, got certified in 13 a few months back, we encouraged him to go back and take the 12 test before it went away, and with everything still fresh in his mind, he had no trouble snagging that cert, too.
I kinda wish I'd gotten my own cert that recently. Hopefully, by the time the test for 14 comes out, I haven't forgotten all the trivia from the last cert!
I went to DevCon in Miami in 2012.
I wanted to get current on my certifications before going (10 and 11. Maybe 11 and 12? I can't remember now). The testing site is near the airport, about an hour from my house.
In one long morning, I sat and took both certification exams, right after each other. Passing both. Then I flew out to DevCon.
OK, so it can be done Taking both 12 & 13 on the same day later this month. Have used them all over their respective lifetimes but working mainly in 14 now; good to know/remember that there's little difference between the two.
Thanks for the advise,
One thought. What do you think about taking 13 & 14 back to back?
Considering the 14 test isn't out yet, I'm guessing that nobody really has an opinion there.
Now that the 14 test is out, definitely do it back to back.
As Chris had mentioned previously, one of our developers, wjackson, passed 13 a few months back. He then took 12 right before they took that away and passed. He took 14 test last week on Thursday and passed. He definitely said it helps to take them closer together because everything is fresh in your mind!
Good luck Jason, I'm certain you'll pass!