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Phillip Mays
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I am looking for Mock Exams, and the Study Guide for this exam 1Z0-850

I recently purchased Mala Gupta's 1Z0-803, but this is not the test I am looking for.

Any information is great!

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Phillip,
Welcome to CodeRanch!

We list materials for that exam. Note that this exam is essentially deprecated. It is not being updated for new versions of Java and is not accepted as a pre-req for other exams. If you are planning to take others in the future, I recommend taking the version of the exam that Mala's book goes with.
 
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Hello, Thank you for your reply.

I am interested in taking the first available test for an entry level Java developer. After looking at the sample questions for the 5/6 certification 1Z0-850, I was able to correlate easier with these questions.

Please let me know which exam that may be? Possibly I missed something.

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Phillip Mays wrote:I am interested in taking the first available test for an entry level Java developer.

That's the thing. The OCAJ 5/6 exam was intended for managers and other non-developer types that didn't want a job coding. It was more like an "appreciation" type exam. In Java 5/6, the OCJP was the entry level exam for programmers. Oracle realized this was confusing and remedied the situation making the OCAJP 7 the entry level cert for developers. (Which is what Mala's exam goes with.)
 
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I am looking for an entry level certification, for Java. I need to make sure it covers servlets and messaging.

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Phillip Mays wrote:I am looking for an entry level certification, for Java. I need to make sure it covers servlets and messaging.

The problem is that these statements conflict with each other.

The OCJA 5/6 "covers" those topics at a very high level. It doesn't show you can code in them.
Describe at a high level the basic characteristics of: EJB, servlets, JSP, JMS, JNDI, SMTP, JAX-RPC, Web Services (including SOAP, UDDI, WSDL, and XML), and JavaMail.


I'm not saying you shouldn't take the OCJA. I'm saying that you should be aware that it isn't viewed as an entry level cert for a programmer. It is viewed as a "basic awareness" cert for non-programmers.
 
Phillip Mays
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Okay, that is best for me. Thank you for working with me.

So the only exam prep material for the OCJA 5/6 SE 1Z0-850 is provided by oracle?

I am looking for something similar to the 1Z0-803 Mala Gupta book

I want the to test starting from a basic level.

Thanks for your patience
 
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Phillip Mays wrote:So the only exam prep material for the OCJA 5/6 SE 1Z0-850 is provided by oracle?

No. Our FAQ page lists some material. There are two books - Liguori and McKenzie

I should mention that the SCJA and OCJA 5/6 are the same thing. (When Sun took over Oracle they renamed all the exams.) The books were written before this rename which is why the names don't appear to mention.
 
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4 years ago I took this exam myself. More for fun than to get any benefit from it, because - as Jeanne already pointed out - it's intended for non-programmers. I used the book "SCJA Certification Guide" by Cameron McKenzie. And I wrote a little post about my experiences (on the book and the exam) here. Might be helpful.
 
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