Win a copy of AWS Security this week in the Cloud/Virtualization forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
programming forums Java Mobile Certification Databases Caching Books Engineering Micro Controllers OS Languages Paradigms IDEs Build Tools Frameworks Application Servers Open Source This Site Careers Other all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
Marshals:
  • Campbell Ritchie
  • Paul Clapham
  • Jeanne Boyarsky
  • Junilu Lacar
  • Henry Wong
Sheriffs:
  • Ron McLeod
  • Devaka Cooray
  • Tim Cooke
Saloon Keepers:
  • Tim Moores
  • Stephan van Hulst
  • Frits Walraven
  • Tim Holloway
  • Carey Brown
Bartenders:
  • Piet Souris
  • salvin francis
  • fred rosenberger

Java 8 certification

 
Greenhorn
Posts: 2
Eclipse IDE Java
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hello,
I'm planning to get a java 8 SE certification. Can I get the OCP without passing by OCA?(I'm new in the programming field)
Also, is "head First Java " book by Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates will be a good start to java even it's covered java 5.0?

Thanks for your help
 
Sheriff
Posts: 7619
522
Mac OS X VI Editor BSD Linux
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Eanas Elm wrote:Can I get the OCP without passing by OCA?(I'm new in the programming field)


You can go and sit OCP exam prior OCA if you want, but in order to become OCP certified, you'll need to pass both certificate programs.

And since you are beginner not in Java but in programming at all, why do you even consider such options?
OCA can be challenging enough - don't think that far yet. And even OCA can be too early if you a very new in this field.

Eanas Elm wrote:Also, is "head First Java " book by Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates will be a good start to java


Some people like, some don't, in general - it is very popular and I'd say good book. Now, it isn't certification preparation book, but as for a new in this field, probably quite a good start.
For certification you'll need to read some other dedicated books.
 
Liutauras Vilda
Sheriff
Posts: 7619
522
Mac OS X VI Editor BSD Linux
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
And welcome to the Ranch
 
Eanas Elm
Greenhorn
Posts: 2
Eclipse IDE Java
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Thank you for your respond.

So, here's my plan, I will read this books:
1st-"head First Java " book by Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates
2nd "OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Certification Guide" by Mala Gupta
3rd "OCA: Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide Exam 1Z0-808" by  Jeanne Boyarsky Scott Selikoff.

Is This the right path to follow to get the OCA?
 
Liutauras Vilda
Sheriff
Posts: 7619
522
Mac OS X VI Editor BSD Linux
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Sounds quite good. You just would need to incorporate "Practice" in between each of the books.
 
Sheriff
Posts: 11604
178
Hibernate jQuery Eclipse IDE Spring MySQL Database AngularJS Tomcat Server Chrome Java
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Eanas Elm wrote:Is This the right path to follow to get the OCA?


That's definitely a reasonable path to follow to get OCAJP certified! Let me provide some additional information and advice.

In the OcajpFaq (besides other very useful information) and this thread you'll find an overview of all available (free and commercial) resources (study guides, mock exams, video courses,...) to thorougly prepare yourself for the certification exam. And on the OcajpWallOfFame you'll find plenty of (links to) experiences from other ranchers (including resources they have used). So it can be useful to determine which resources are useful (and which are not).

If you use the search function, you'll find plenty of topics with advice to prepare (and ace) the OCA exam. Here are a few:
  • Studying so hard just to fail(1z0-808)
  • Failing Java SE 8 Programmer I
  • Bad Experience with OCA 7 exams
  • Any tricks about how to manage the 120 min for so many question?
  • second failed OCAJP
  • Need some advice after failing the exam


  • Hope it helps!
    Kind regards,
    Roel
     
    Bartender
    Posts: 3648
    16
    Mac OS X Firefox Browser Java
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator
    Both OCA study guides (Mala & Jeanne) basically cover the same thing. They should supplement each other.

    I suggest you use one of these as your primary study guide. Do the exercises, practice questions/exams from both. And of course lots of programming.
     
    Do Re Mi Fa So La Tiny Ad
    Devious Experiments for a Truly Passive Greenhouse!
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paulwheaton/greenhouse-1
      Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
    • New Topic