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?
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.
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.
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: