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Best Books To Prepare for OCJP 7 | Oracle Certified Java Professional 7 | Java SE 7 Programmer I & II

Updated on February 21, 2015

Finding the best to books to prepar for Oracle Certified Java Professional 7

Java have witnessed several changes after Oracle took over Sun. Oracle Certified Java Professional 7 is is the first certification upgrade provided by Oracle after the procurement. Other than the brand name change, regular language changes and adding some proprietary licenses for Java installs, Oracle has restrained from from interfering with anything else in the language. If you are looking for the best books to prepare for OCJP 7 ( Oracle Certified Java Professional ) then this article will explain about most effective books and tutorials available on market today and the ones that will be released in the near future.

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Best Book to prepare for OCJP 7 | Oracle Certified Java Professional 7

The Java 7 was released by the end of 2011, it has several changes from previous version. The major changes in design pattern, jdbc connection, concurrency, localization and file i/o. The best book that cover all the concepts for Oracle Certified Java Professional 7 is OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide by Kathy and Bert. It covers all the new changes in Java 7. The authors, Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates have also participated with Oracle for developing the certification test questions. So Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide by Kathy and Bert is the most recommended resource anyone aspiring for OCJP 7 ( Oracle Certified Java Professional 7 ) can get. The SCJP 6 by Kathey Sierra and Bet Bates have been the unbeatable book in Java before this. But this new book by both of them is far better and improved than the older one. The biggest advantage is that it has coverage of all the new things introduced in Java 7.

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Oracle Certified Java Professional 7 ( OCJP 7) Certification Path

Becoming an Oracle Certified Professional For the First Time

One major change that Oracle brought to the Java Middleware certification is that, with the OCJP 7, they split the main certification into two.

Oracle Certified Java Associate 7 ( OCA ) or Java SE 7 Programmer I
Certification : Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 7 Programmer
Test Code : 1Z0 - 803
Exam Price : $300

Oracle Certified Java Professional 7 ( OCP ) or Java SE 7 Programmer II
Certification : Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 7 Programmer
Test Code : 1Z0 - 804
Exam Price : $50

Now you cannot go for the Oracle Certified Java Professional directly. First, you have to pass the Oracle Certified Java Associate and then only after that you can appear for the main Oracle Certified Java Professional 7 examination.



Upgrading Old version of OCJP Certification to new OCJP 7 Certification

If you are already an Oracle Certified Professional for previous versions of Java then you can take an upgrade exam to get the new OCJP 7 Certification. The test covers the major 6 changes that happened in Java 7.

Certification : Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 7 Programmer
Test Code : 1Z0 - 805
Exam Price : $300

Is it mandatory to take oracle hands on training before taking OCJP 7 ?

When Oracle took over Sun there were speculations that Oracle would make it mandatory to take the hands on training ( costs around $3000) before applying for the certification. Fortunately, Oracle had explicitly announced that the hands-on training is not mandatory for OCJP 7 , but highly recommended. There are self-study CD’s and Instructor led virtual classroom training available for the certification. If its affordable for you and you want to learn the concepts directly from the creators, this is the best way to prepare for Oracle Certified Java Professional 7.

Other Best Online Resources to Prepare for OCJP 7

There are a lot of paid tutorials available online. If you want to make sure to get the Oracle Certified Java Professional 7 then practice a lot of previous questions available online. The tutorials from Whizlabs it trusted and very effective. After getting through with the core Java 7 concepts from OCJP 7 specific books, practicing with dumps is the best way to get OCJP 7 certified.

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