Beta Soon Closing: Java SE 7 Programmer I (OCA) Exam
By Harold Green on Nov 29, 2011
You'll be happy to note that we
worked hard to raise the bar for OCA as we built the Java SE 7
certification. The content that we considered to be more ‘conceptual
knowledge-based' has been eliminated in the OCA level and has been
replaced with far more practical content - what we often call
"practitioner-level" concepts and questions. In fact, some of the topics
that we previously covered at the Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)
level is now covered at the OCA level. Doing this not only increases the
value of the Java SE 7 OCA certification, but also has provided the
opportunity for us to broaden the topics, concepts, questions covered at
the OCP certification level. All of this adds up to more value and
credibility to those who get certified on Java SE 7.
The OCA exam
doesn’t have prerequisites. But it is very important that you carefully
review the test objectives on the exam page and assess your current
skills and knowledge against that list to be sure that you're ready.
From the exam page you can register to take the exam at a Pearson VUE testing center near you.
Below are some helpful details on the certification track and exam. Again, register now - just a few weeks left at the special low beta price!