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These are frequently asked questions relating to the Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 5/6, Java SE 7, and Java SE 8 Associate (OCA) certifications, and the common answers to them.

Where can I ask questions about the OCAJP exam that aren't covered in this FAQ?

That's what the CodeRanch Associate Certification (OCAJP) discussion forum is for.

Where can I find the OCAJP exam objectives?

How do the OCAJP objectives map to the old SCJP/OCJP 6 exam?

See the mapping table at OCAJP7andOCPJP7vsOCJP6

How do the OCAJP 8 objectives map to version 7?

See the mapping table at Ocajp7vsOcajp8

Who is the target audience for the OCAJP 5/6 exam versus the OCAJP 7/8 exam?

From the SCJA Study Guide ... in regards to the SCJA which is now the OCAJP 5/6 (1Z0-850) exam:

"We strongly recommend the SCJA certification to the following candidates:

  • Entry-level and junior programmers wishing to start and/or continue down the path of using Java technologies.
  • Software developers and technical leads wishing to solidify their Java-related skillsets.
  • Project and program managers wishing to gain a true perspective of the work and challenge of their teams complementary to their planning and direction.
  • Computer Science and information system students wishing to complement their education
  • IT job seekers looking for a well-deserved edge
  • Certification seekers wishing to round out their resume or curriculum vitae"

In regards to the OCAJP 7 (1Z0-803) exam, it's primarily good for matured programmers & software developers.

What is the difference between the OCAJP 5/6 and OCAJP 7?

I'm confused, is there an updated SCJA exam given by Oracle?

Are there any books / resources for this certification?

OCAJP 8 Books - OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I (Exam 1Z0-808)

OCAJP 8 Video Courses - OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I (Exam 1Z0-808)

OCAJP 7 Books - OCA Java SE 7 Programmer I (Exam 1Z0-803)

OCAJP 7 Books - OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guides (Exams 1Z0-803 & 1Z0-804)

OCAJP 7 Video Courses - OCA Java SE 7 Programmer I (Exam 1Z0-803)

Some CodeRanch members have recommended the following study materials:

Are there any summaries (made by CodeRanch members) for this certification?

Has anyone blogged about the exam?

* Robert James Liguori's Blog, Getting Certified with Java SE 8

What are the free mock exams available?

What are the commercial mock exams available?

Are there any tips and advice for taking this exam?

Here are some of the valuable tips and experiences posted by the SCJA Beta takers:

Please use the Search facility (at the top of the forum) to look for more older threads in SCJA forum at CodeRanch. Examples of search words like mock, J2EE, J2ME, beta, etc.

What is the policy on posting questions I saw on the exam?

You may not describe or talk about the questions you saw on any of the Oracle exams - see the CodeRanch's Policy on Real Questions for further details.

What other certifications do I need before I go for the SCJA certification?

No prerequisites for this certification.

Where can I find the FAQs for the legacy SCJA exam?


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