I have 1+ year of developer experience in core java. If I do OCJP/OCPJP certification will it help me getting good hike or on new job/ interviews. Also please let me know which certification should I do, OCJP/OCJP ? Also please let me know whether I should do OCJP 7 or 8 . Thank you in advance.
Seriously, you'll still have to pass an interview, but I believe that when resumes are thick on the ground, many managers will look for easy ways to distinguish the more likely from the less likely and a certification is a reasonable way to do that. In my view, even bothering to show up to be measured by someone else's standards says something good about a potential new-hire (many folks seem to be a bit unwilling to be found wanting!)
I would suggest, that today, you should go with Java 8, rather than 7, though if you don't mind potentially taking it twice to get "up to date", the Java 7 cert is entirely valid of course. Many companies are still working with Java 7.
This may sound little stupid, but are Associate and programmer two different certifications? Can I sit for both of these together ? Could you please send me some informative links. Thanks very much again.