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Shampas Nayak
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Hi,

I am planning to give java 7 certification.I had experience in java from 2002-2009.Bur recently I donot have any touch with java.Right now working as weblogic admin recent 6 years.Please suggest me how to progress with this.I want to be work as java tech leader or java architect.Please help on to prepare for this java 7 exam.

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Welcome to the Ranch

I think maybe this discussion should be duplicated in a certification forum.

Why do you want Java7 certification? Why not go to the new features of Java8?
 
Shampas Nayak
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Hi,

Please give books for java 7 certification.Please help me on that.

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Hi Shambala,

Welcome to ranch.
You are correct. Doing the certification would definitely give you in depth knowledge on fundamentals.

But, keep in mind that prepare every certification with dedication to understand the concepts of each topics instead of just passing the certification.

You can start with OCAJP Exam, which is the first exam in the Java certification series. I would suggest you to plan OCAJP 8, since this is based on recent version of Java. Also there is not much difference between OCAJP 7 and 8 in terms of exam objectives.

Refer the faq section of this forum for more information.
 
Shampas Nayak
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Actually I already purchased book for Kathy Sierra of java 7.So I need to know other books for java 7.Please help me on this.

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Shampa
 
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Kathy Sierra's book is good book. You don't need to look for any other books if you throughly reading that book.

After completion of the book, try some Mock exams before the actual exam.
 
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Please provide how to prepare for exam java 7.I really need some guidance steps since I am out of touch for 6 years.

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Shampa
 
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Once you purchased the book, please go through the book each chapter. Note that the certifications are meant for testing the fundamentals of programming. So, emphssis more on valid syntax, error scenarios like compiler error, runtime exception, keywords, etc.

Don't leave anything with assumption. Read every sentence in the book carefully and take notes that will help you at the time of exam. After reading each chapter, practice some mock tests for that topic. Normally book itself would have some good mock questions, apart from that you can buy any good commercial mock exams in the market.

It will not take too much time for you to prepare OCAJP 7 exam, this tests only very basics of Java. You also plan for the OCPJP exam that is good for progressing further on Java path.
 
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Hi Shampas Nayak,

First of all, a warm welcome to CodeRanch!

Shampas Nayak wrote:Please suggest me how to progress with this.I want to be work as java tech leader or java architect.Please help on to prepare for this java 7 exam.

In the OcajpFaq (besides other very useful information) and this thread you'll find an overview of all available resources (study guides, mock exams,...) to thorougly prepare yourself for the certification exam. And on the OcajpWallOfFame you'll find plenty of (links to) experiences from other ranchers (including resources they have used). So it can be useful to determine which resources are useful (and which are not).

Hope it helps!
Kind regards,
Roel
 
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Shampas Nayak wrote:Actually I already purchased book for Kathy Sierra of java 7.So I need to know other books for java 7.Please help me on this.

Another study guide is not required, K&B7 will cover all exam objectives for both the OCAJP7 and OCPJP7 certification exams. But you can of course always purchase another study guide and use it as a complementary resource. In this thread you'll find an up-to-date overview of all available resources (study guides, mock exams,...).
 
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Shampas Nayak wrote:Please provide how to prepare for exam java 7.I really need some guidance steps since I am out of touch for 6 years.

1/ don't underestimate this certification exam! The exam requires to have a good and solid understanding of all Java and OO basics. A fair understanding won't be enough.
2/ if you write code, you'll probably use an IDE. But on the exam you don't have an IDE to help you with spotting compiler errors, You are completely on your own. That's why it's often recommended to not use an IDE while you are studying/preparing for the OCA exam.
3/ write boatloads of code snippets using your favourite text editor and javac/java. Each code snippet can then be the starting point to do plenty of experiments. Preparing for a certification exam (and learning a programming language) is like driving a car: you don't learn to drive a car by reading a book, you have to get your hands dirty.
4/ if needed read the study guide more than once. Don't proceed with the next chapter if you don't have a very good and solid understanding of the chapter you are reading/studying. And you could also purchase a complementary study guide and/or another resource (e.g. the Oracle Java tutorials).
5/ Purchase some commercial mock exams to monitor your progress and Java knowledge. Enthuware's mock exams are probably the best on the market offering excellent value for money.

Hope it helps!
Kind regards,
Roel
 
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