This is one of the most comprehensive and desired certifications in the IT
industry at present times. Being a certified professional in the
Version of Java standard edition puts you ahead of the competition.
It has a bold impact on your resume and can be the booster for your
career. A Java 7 SE professional level certificate is awarded to
those candidates that demonstrate substantial knowledge and expertise
in developing robust applications using the standard edition
libraries of Java - the most popular programming language. As it is
object oriented language, many industry experts demand that their
software engineers get certified and who better to get this
certification then from the Vendor of Java itself - Oracle!
can do this certification
Any programmer with some experience of an object oriented programming
language, especially those who prefer Java can study and take the
certification path of this Professional java accreditation. This
certification not only tests the theoretical aspects of programming
with Java but also tests the candidates on their practical
applications and coding techniques. Getting certified for 7th
version is a very good thing as it tells your recruiters that you are
the right candidate for that programming job. The audience for this
certificate can be anyone with some programming experience and
looking to enter the field of java programming.
certification is awarded for candidates who prove their skills in the
version of Java's standard edition of programming APIs.
As mentioned earlier, getting certified means getting a hefty pay check.
You can try for pay raise or promotion or can easily crack that
coding interview and get a decent paying job. The average salary for
java 7th SE programmers ranges from 50000 $ to 750000 $
certification path for 7th SE version of Java requires the
candidates to pass two exams, the details of which are mentioned
below in the steps section. These exams are namely 1z0-803 associate
level exam and the main 1z0-804 professional level exam. So this
means that in order to achieve the professional certification you
also need to pass the associate level exam.
A good amount of programming experience with Java would be sufficient
to get you started for the preparations of this exam. Apart from that
you will also need to have an understanding of Object oriented
concepts and programming with top-down approach. Covering all the
objectives of both associate and professional exam is sufficient for
getting this certification and no further prerequisites need to be
vendor of the exam has given the following topics which the
candidates must cover to give the Professional exam for OCP Java 7:
File I/O (NIO.2)
Database Applications with JDBC
evident from the above list of topics, the exam seems to be very
exhaustive and is designed so that the best can come out from the
candidates and their in-depth expertise of Java can be harnessed.
will be 90 questions and these need to be answered in just 150
minutes which is itself very difficult for the candidates. To pass
you must score a minimum of 65%. Validation of the test takes place
against 7 SE version of Java.
Steps to get certified
- Candidates need to first earn the Associate level certificate for Java SE 7
- Pass the Professional level exam
Validity of the certification
certification is valid for entire lifetime to the candidates who
successfully pass the test. Future updated versions of Java may offer
new certifications to acquire which the candidates must re-appear for
the latest tests. For 7th Version of SE , this certificate
holds for entire life.
few certificates in the IT industry are currently valued as much as
this certificate. Getting certified certainly gives you a lot of
benefits. Most of the software engineering jobs today demand that the
candidates show good deal of knowledge in high level programming
languages. What better way to do it then getting certified in Java.
This certification makes you different from other applicants and
there is a strong chance of bagging that programming job you have
always dreamed of. You can also get promoted to higher roles at your
James Frazier, ADTRAN Inc