What are the various Java Certification exams offered by Oracle?
Oracle categorize Java exams based on platform editions.
Java SE (Java Standard Edition)
Java SE 7 Programmer I exam is | 1Z0-803
Java SE 7 Programmer II | 1Z0-804
Upgrade to Java SE 7 Programmer | 1Z0-805
Java SE 8 Programmer I | 1Z0-808
Java SE 8 Programmer II | 1Z0-809
Upgrade Java SE 7 to Java SE 8 OCP Programmer | 1Z0-810
Java Foundations (novice-level exam) | 1Z0-811
Upgrade to Java SE 8 OCP ( Java SE 6 and all prior versions) | 1Z0-813
Java SE 5 and 6, Certified Associate | 1Z0-850
Java SE 6 Programmer Certified Professional | 1Z0-851
Java SE 6 Programmer Certified Professional Upgrade | 1Z0-852
Java SE 6 Developer Certified Master Assignment | 1Z0-855
Java SE 6 Developer Certified Master Essay | 1Z0-856
Java SE 6 Developer Certified Master Assignment for Resubmission | 1Z0-857
Java EE (Java Enterprise Edition)
Java EE 6 Enterprise Architect Certified Master | 1Z0-807
Java (EE) Enterprise Architect Certified Master Assignment | 1Z0-865
Java (EE) Enterprise Architect Certified Master Essay | 1Z0-866
Java (EE) Enterprise Architect Certified Master Assignment for Resubmission | 1Z0-867
Java EE 6 Enterprise JavaBeans Developer Certified Expert | 1Z0-895
Java EE 6 JavaServer Faces Developer Certified Expert | 1Z0-896
Java EE 6 Web Services Developer Certified Expert | 1Z0-897
Java EE 6 Java Persistence API Developer Certified Expert | 1Z0-898
Java EE 6 Web Component Developer Certified Expert | 1Z0-899
Java ME (Java Micro Edition)
Oracle currently removed certification for Java ME.
What is regular path?
The regular path refers to taking Java certification with full syllabus including latest changes.
For example, OCPJP 8 can be taken by attending OCAJP 8 + OCPJP 8 exams.
What is upgrade path?
The upgrade path refers to taking Java certification with only latest/additional syllabus.
For example, OCPJP 8 can be taken by single exam (Upgrade to Java SE 8 Programmer).
What are benefits of Java Certifications?
A certification in Java is one of the most highly recognized IT credentials in the industry and it can help you to move from junior level to senior level architects with huge salary hikes.
Where to start my preparation?
The MyExamCloud offers study courses (mock exams, eBooks, quiz tests..) for all Java Certifications.
You can access the study plan details from the below links:
Java SE Certifications
Java EE Certifications