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Java SE 7 OCAJP and OCPJP Study Material

Posted by kenrickfreemen on August 28, 2012 at 4:51 AM PDT

Summary

Major preparation resources for Java 7 programming language - Oracle releases the major platform in Java which is known as Java Platform Standard Edition (Java SE) 7. This new version introduces numerous changes and addition in APIs like Java NIO2, JDBC 4.0, Switch with Strings, Numeric literals with underscores and much more.

OCAJP and OCPJP Java SE 7 certifications intended for the Java programmer to regulate their passion in both language and platform into modern age. To achieve Java SE 7 Programmer certification, the developer must need to know the new features in Java SE 7 and ensure that they are familiar to handle programs using Java SE 7.

I created this article based on my certification experience and I love to share my study tips, materials and online resources to other Java SE 7 Certification aspirants. You must understand Oracle’s exam process prior to starting your preparation.

To Become Java SE 7 Programmer Certified you need to attend one or more exams based on your prior certifications.
  • Regular Path: Oracle offer two certification to become fully qualified Java SE 7 Programmer. First, you need to complete Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 7 Programmer (OCAJP 7) certification (Java SE 7 Programmer I Exam) and it is pre-requirement for taking next exam. Complete Java SE 7 Programmer II (1Z0-804) exam and achieve your Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 7 Programmer (OCPJP 7) certification after OCAJP 7.
  • Upgrade Path: If you hold any previous version of OCPJP or SCJP you can upgrade your certification to OCP, Java SE 7 Programmer by attending Upgrade to Java SE 7 Programmer (1Z0-804) exam.
  • To read more details refer Oracle website here.

The exam requires programming knowledge to answer majority of the questions, so I advise you to code and study the concepts. For example, I got Java NIO2 Path related questions, I forgot to run many programs during my study and I got confused in answer choices. Note that OCAJP 7 is very easier than OCPJP 7 and you cannot expect the same difficulty level (beginner) in OCPJP 7 exam. This exam requires lot more programming knowledge in all exam objectives including patterns. I recommend you to run all the programs/code snippets given on EPractize Labs Training Lab’s Advanced Session chapters. You need to understand all possible program errors/outputs of your written programs. The programming study definetly helps you to score high in Java SE 7 exams.

Study Tips

The exam requires programming knowledge to answer majority of the questions, so I advise you to code and study the concepts. For example, I got Java NIO2 Path related questions, I forgot to run many programs during my study and I got confused in answer choices. Note that OCAJP 7 is very easier than OCPJP 7 and you cannot expect the same difficulty level (beginner) in OCPJP 7 exam. This exam requires lot more programming knowledge in all exam objectives including patterns. I recommend you to run all the programs/code snippets given on EPractize Labs Training Lab’s Advanced Session chapters. You need to understand all possible program errors/outputs of your written programs. The programming study definetly helps you to score high in Java SE 7 exams.

Study Materials

  1. Java SE 7 Programmer I certification exam Study Material.
    OCAJP 7 Training Lab by EPractize Labs - Currently this is the only software guide available for Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 7 Programmer certification. This software simulator comes with set of mock exam questions and review slides to prepare 1Z0-803 – Java SE 7 Programmer I Examination.
  2. Java SE 7 Programmer II certification exam Study Material.
    OCPJP 7 Training Lab by EPractize Labs - Currently this is the only guide available for Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 7 Programmer certification. This software simulator comes with set of mock exam questions and review slides to prepare 1Z0-804 – Java SE 7 Programmer II Examination.
  3. Java SE 7 Upgrade exam Study Material.
    OCPJP 7 Upgrade Training Lab by EPractize Labs - The good news from EPractize Labs is that they have separate software study guide for OCP Java SE 7 Upgrade exam. This is the only guide available for Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 7 Programmer certification. This software simulator comes with set of mock exam questions and review slides to prepare 1Z0-805 – Upgrade Java SE 7 Programmer Examination.

Study Resources

You may also need to know the Java SE 7 platform changes.
This Oracle page includes Highlights of Technology Changes in Java SE 7. Read More
Refer the following chapters in this page. Read More (Java Language Enhancements,Concurrency,NIOs and JDBC Enhancements).