Java Certification General FAQ’s

General frequently asked questions about Java Certification

What is Java Certification?
The Java Certification refers certificate credential from Oracle for Java Programmers/Java Developers/Java EE Developers/Java EE Architects.

What is the difference between certified Java Course and Oracle Java Certified?
The Java Course certification can be obtained from any local training institute and it  is just a training completion certificate. The Java Certificate offered by Oracle is totally different from course completion certificate where you need to pass one or more exams.

What is the difference between Sun Java Certification and Oracle Java Certification?
There are no more Sun Java Certification after Oracle takeover Sun Micro Systems. The Java Certifications are re branded in the name of Oracle with name changes and exam code changes.

What are the benefits I can get after Java Certification?
You could gain more technical respect than others in your company or Job Interviews.
Your profile ranking will be on top of other non-certified professionals. Chance for promotion and role change.
The final and important benefit of Java Certification is to master in latest Java API skills.

I am confused about Oracle Java Certification list, which one I should take?
The Oracle Java Certifications are listed based on Java Editions with platform/technology versions. The Java SE offers programmer level certifications for Java SE 6, Java SE 7 and Java SE 8. If you are new to Java Certification you can plan for Java SE 7 or Java SE 8. The certification path requires you to pass multiple choice exam to achieve Java Programmer Certificate. The Java SE 8 programmer certification path is divided into two exams, 1. Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 8 Programmer and 2. Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 8 Programmer. So you need to pass OCAJP 8 and OCPJP 8 to complete Oracle Java Certified Programmer certification.

The Java EE certification lists are organized based on Java EE 6 components and architect certification for Java EE 6. The component/API based exams are called expert levels and they are:

1. OCE Java EE 6 Web Component Developer
2. OCE Java EE 6 EJB Developer
3. OCE Java EE 6 JPA Developer
4. OCE Java EE 6 JSF Developer
5. OCE Java EE 6 Web Services Developer

The architect certification is much more advanced level and it tests design skills for Java EE 6. The certification requires multiple exams:
1. Oracle Certified Master, Java EE 6 Architect Multiple Choice Exam
2. Oracle Certified Master, Java EE 6 Architect Assignment Exam
3. Oracle Certified Master, Java EE 6 Architect Essay Exam

Choosing the path is very easy by the following table chart:

Java Fresher OCAJP 8 and OCPJP 8
Java EE JSP/Servlet Developer OCE Java EE 6 Web Component Developer
Java EE Business Component Developer OCE Java EE 6 EJB Developer
Java EE Data Persitence Developer OCE Java EE 6 JPA Developer
Java EE JSF Developer OCE Java EE 6 JSF Developer
Java EE Web Service Developer OCE Java EE 6 Web Services Developer
Java EE Architect Oracle Certified Master, Java EE 6 Architect

Where do I get more info about these certifications?

  1. The best place is Oracle’s official Java Certification page.
    http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=651#5
  2. MyExamCloud Blog
  3. EPractize Labs Blog

Where do I get sample mock exams?
The best place to look for Java Certification mock exams is MyExamCloud. You can checkout official Java Certification Mock Exam lists of MyExamCloud at http://www.myexamcloud.com/onlineexam/collection/javacertification

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