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Hello,

Do I need to give OCA before giving OCP exam? Which books are recommended for OCP? how to prepare for OCP ?


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You can take the exams in either order (the testing website allows that) but you are not OCP certified until you take one of the OCP exams and its required prerequisites.

For preparation, this weeks book promo (chance to win a free book!) that Jeanne and I authored is designed to prepare you for the OCP exam. We also have an OCA book, published last year. Both are available for purchase on Amazon in printed and Kindle forms:
* OCA: Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide
* OCP: Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 8 Programmer II Study Guide
 
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shweta patiljadhav wrote:Do I need to give OCA before giving OCP exam?


No, that's not required! You can give both exams in random order. Although it makes sense if you take the OCA exam before the OCP exam, as the first one covers Java and OO basics while the latter one covers advanced and complex topics (generics, threads, concurrency, nio.2,...).

shweta patiljadhav wrote:Which books are recommended for OCP?


That depends on which version you want to take. Do you want OCAJP7+OCPJP7 or OCAJP8+OCPJP8? It's recommended to buy a study guide which is especially written for the version you want to take. So if you want to take the exams for Java 8, you should definitely buy a study guide covering OCAJP8 and/or OCPJP8.

shweta patiljadhav wrote:how to prepare for OCP ?


First you should decide which certification version you want to take (Java 7 or 8). And then you start preparing for the OCA certification exam using an appropriate study guide. If you have any questions about the OCA exam, you should post them in the OCAJP forum.

Hope it helps!
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