Coming Soon: Java SE 7 Certification

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I am a little bit concern with this announcement. Java 8 is scheduled to be released next year: 2012. So if we take Java 7 exam, we must upgrade for Java 8 next year.

One upgrade per year is exam-exhaustion.

Posted by guest on October 10, 2011 at 04:01 AM PDT #

Actually, it takes quite some time after a new product is released for the certification to be released. Training has to be developed, which takes time, then certification is evaluated for development. At this time, we have no time line for a Java 8 certification.

Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on October 11, 2011 at 04:18 AM PDT #


Of course there's no timeline yet for Java 8 certification. The product isn't out yet.

But judging from the timeline between Java 7 release (which was on the July 28, 2011) and the birth of Java 7 certification (let's just say October 5, 2011), the gap is only about 2 months plus a few days.

So if "it takes quite some time" means 2 months, that isn't too long. By my count, the Java 8 certification should be out early January or February of 2013 thus making the Java 7 certification outdated for about a year.

I'm not too surprised with this hiccup since the combined Java 7 and Java 8 should have been in Java 7 in the first place. But I do mind the following situations:

- forcing Java 7 Associate Programmer certificate for Java 7 Programmer
- 1 year life of Java 7 before we have to take upgrade to Java 8.

Posted by guest on October 11, 2011 at 04:57 AM PDT #

I'm not sure what 'hiccup' you're describing. We release certifications relevant to each major product release. The Java 7 certifications are being released with the release of the Java 7 Product. The Java 8 certifications will be released with the release of the Java 8 product. Quite honestly, we have not even begun discussions about Java 8 yet as we are still working on releasing the Java 7 certifications.

Candidates are never required to upgrade to a new version. Of course we strongly recommend upgrading, as it keeps your certification relevant, but it is not required.

Brandye Barrington

Posted by guest on October 17, 2011 at 08:12 AM PDT #

My BlackBerry 8520 curve is unable to install the javascript

Posted by guest on December 01, 2011 at 02:08 AM PST #

Maybe you should post this question on one of the technical forums I'm not sure I can help you out with that.

Brandye Barrington

Posted by brandye barrington on December 01, 2011 at 02:20 AM PST #


Posted by Nithin on December 28, 2011 at 07:12 PM PST #

Oracle has now officially published the exam details such as number of questions (90) and total time (150 minutes). That's a lot of questions to answer in 150 minutes and that makes the exam quite tough. Don't look for brain dumps or real exam questions because you will not learn anything from them.

Enthuware has released mock exams and questions for this certification. It covers all the topics of the exam. It has 500+ questions and every question has an explanation so it is very helpful in learning. For USD 9.95, you can't go wrong.

Posted by Paul Anilprem on February 19, 2012 at 05:25 AM PST #

it's a circle business, the early 6 certification was 6 years around and 7 and 8 certification only 1 year just for a little added things. The enterprises couldn't use so rapidly the upgrade. The projects where I've worked still use de 4 version or 5 and have already think to upgrade to 6 version its very expensive.

Posted by CSProgrammer on March 01, 2012 at 09:23 AM PST #

Are there any books released for java SE 7 certification?

Posted by guest on March 20, 2012 at 11:05 AM PDT #

You can check at

Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on March 28, 2012 at 04:11 AM PDT #

Is sl-275-se6 book of sun still relevant ?

Posted by guest on April 08, 2012 at 03:45 AM PDT #

You can check the book's topics against the exam topics to see if there is still relevance. I am not familiar with that book, so I cannot say. You could also ask this question on our Certification Forum to see of other candidates have used this book.

Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on April 10, 2012 at 03:54 AM PDT #

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