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Modernize Your Java Skills With Java SE 11 Certification

Brandye Barrington
Sr. Program Manager

"Oracle has done an amazing job in enhancing the Java Technology."

- Joe "Java Joe" Boulenouar , Oracle University Instructor, Long-time Java Enthusiast

With the exciting new release of Java SE 11 Certification exams, we caught up with Joe Boulenouar, who many of you may know as "Java Joe." Read below to learn why he is so excited about Java SE 11 and the future of Java in general.

written by Joe Boulenouar

The latest release, Java SE 11 continues the evolution of the Platform to ensure the broadest possible success of the core Java technology. It substantially streamlines the footprint of the Platform, and improves the expressiveness of Java class files. Java SE 11 is the best platform to develop any type of applications in the industry including On-Premise and Cloud applications.

Related:  It's Here! NEW Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 11 Developer Certification!

Oracle's Java certification is the standard gauge of knowledge and proficiency in Java Programming language.

Developers use Java Certification to expand their Java technology skills and to stand out in the mass of millions of Java Developers and catch the eye of employers. Earning certification from the source company that develops and continuously improves the Java Programming language API and the JVM environment allows developers to show and validate their Java Programming skills.

Java Certification gives employers a solid measure of a candidate's proficiency level on Java Technology.

The two phases of Oracle Certified Professional: Java SE 11 Developer certification are:

Java SE 11 Programmer I | 1Z0-815: the first step toward certification for Java developers. Passing this exam helps developers learn the fundamentals of the Java programming language while growing their Object Oriented knowledge. Topic areas include:

  • Understanding Java Technology  and environment
  • Working With Java Primitive Data Types and String APIs
  • Working with Java Arrays
  • Creating and Using Methods
  • Reusing Implementations Through Inheritance
  • Handling Exceptions
  • Creating a Simple Java Program
  • Describing Objects and Classes
  • Applying Encapsulation
  • Understanding Modules

Java SE 11 Programmer II | 1Z0-816: the second step toward certification for Java developers. This exam covers more advanced topics in the Java programming language such as secure coding, modular programming, and database access and much more. Topic ares include:

  • Java Fundamentals
  • Java Interfaces
  • Functional Interface and Lambda Expressions
  • Built-in Functional Interfaces
  • Migration to a Modular Application
  • Concurrency
  • I/O (Fundamentals and NIO2)
  • Database Applications with JDBC
  • Annotations
  • Exception Handling and Assertions
  • Generics and Collections
  • Java Stream API
  • Lambda Operations on Streams
  • Services in a Modular Application
  • Parallel Streams
  • Secure Coding in Java SE Application
  • Localization 

The best way to prepare for these Java Certification exams is to enroll in the Java SE: Programming I and Java SE: Programming II courses from Oracle University. Under Oracle stewardship, the Java technology has improved tremendously. It just makes sense to get the Java Programming training from the source.

Related: Java Magazine Columnist Simon Roberts on the Value of Java Certification

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