OCPJP 8 Exam FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about Java SE 8 Programmer Level II exam for Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 8 Programmer Certification.

What is OCPJP 8?
The acronym OCPJP 8 exam stands for Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 8 Programmer Certification. The certification is conducted by Oracle to prove that you are a certified Java 8 programmer. You must pass Java SE 8 Programmer II exam (exam code 1Z0-809) to acquire this certification from Oracle.

What is the difference between exam and certificate?
Oracle certification name for Java SE 8 is different from exam name. The exam name simply refers the Java version, but the certification name includes Oracle’s name and credential name.
Exam Name: Java SE 8 Programmer II
Certificate Names: Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 8 Programmer , Oracle Certified Java Programmer, Gold SE 8 – Available only in Japan (Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 8 Programmer)
Exam Code: 1Z0-809

What are the prerequiste for OCPJP 8?
You must complete OCAJP 8 (Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 8 Programmer Certification) to appear for OCPJP 8. The OCAJP 8 is the entry level certification and it does not have any pre-requirement from Oracle.

How to register for OCPJP 8?
Oracle recommends you to purchase voucher from Oracle’s university or from PearsonVue or from local test centers near you. The best way to register for this certification is to conduct local test centers.

What are the new chapters in OCPJP 8 certification?
Lambda Expressions
Generic Type changes and improvements
Stream Collection Types (java.util.stream)
Functional Interfaces
Date/Time changes (java.time)
Lambda Expressions
Type Annotations

How many questions are in OCPJP 8 exam?
The current exam number of questions is 85.

What is the time duration for OCPJP 8 exam?
The current exam duration is 150 minutes.

What will be the format of the questions?
The questions are single or multiple choice questions. Refer Oracle’s site about the changes.

What is the passing score for OCPJP 8 exam?
You need to get 65% to pass this exam.

What is the exam cost for OCPJP 8?
The exam price varies from country to country. Kindly check with Oracle or local testing centers to know the exact price for OCPJP 8.

What is upgrade path for OCPJP 8?
The upgrade path refers to upgrading previous Java Programmer certification to latest one (Java SE 8). The exam name is ”    Upgrade Java SE 7 to Java SE 8 OCP Programmer” to acquire OCPJP 8 from Java SE 7 certification. If you have Java Programmer certification prior to Java SE 7 can take “Upgrade to Java SE 8 OCP ( Java SE 6 and all prior versions)” exam.

Is it mandatory to complete OCAJP 8 before attending OCPJP 8?
Yes, it is mandatory requirement from Oracle to complete OCAJP to take OCPJP certification.

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