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Ma Farhan
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Hello to all,this is my first post.I am currently studying java,I want to write a java associate exam i.e OCA. For this i want to know the process step by step someone said that we have to write assignment and send to oracle some said direct online exam.I am very confused guide me???
 
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Ma,
Welcome to CodeRanch! I've moved this post the OCA forum for you.

The first step is to get a study guide! The exam is all multiple choice questions that you take on a computer at a PearsonVUE test center. A different exam has an assignment that gets sent to Oracle. You have to take the OCA and OCP exams before being eligible to take that one anyway. Many people just take the OCA and OCP exams.
 
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Ma,
Welcome to CodeRanch! I've moved this post the OCA forum for you.

The first step is to get a study guide! The exam is all multiple choice questions that you take on a computer at a PearsonVUE test center. A different exam has an assignment that gets sent to Oracle. You have to take the OCA and OCP exams before being eligible to take that one anyway. Many people just take the OCA and OCP exams.


so i should write assignment in word and send to the oracle then they will reply me??
 
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No. There is no assignment for the OCA. It is a multiple choice computer based test that you take at a testing center.
 
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Hi Ma Farhan,

First of all, a warm welcome to CodeRanch!

Ma Farhan wrote:I want to write a java associate exam i.e OCA. For this i want to know the process step by step someone said that we have to write assignment and send to oracle some said direct online exam.

I think the first step is decide for which Java version you want to get certified. You can choose either for Java 7 and then you have to take (and pass) the OCA7 (1Z0-803) and OCP7 (1Z0-804) exams; or for the latest (and greatest) Java 8 and then you have to take (and pass) the OCA8 (1Z0-808) and OCP8 (1Z0-809) exams.
Next step is to buy a study guide. It's recommended to buy a study guide which is especially written for the version you want to take. So if you want to take the exams for Java 8, you should definitely buy a study guide covering OCAJP8 and/or OCPJP8. 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 OCA 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).

If you are a Java greenhorn (or want to learn the language first), you might benefit from reading a book on Java first (rather than a certification study guide). Many alternatives are available: Head First Java, Thinking in Java, Core Java, Deitel & Deitel, and so on. Other great resources are this forum of course and you also have the (free) Oracle Java Tutorials.

Hope it helps!
Kind regards,
Roel

PS. As Jeanne already mentioned all OCA and OCP exams have multiple choice questions. In this post you'll find the up-to-date exam details (duration, number of questions and passing score) for both the OCA7 and OCA8 exams.
 
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