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Need inputs on Java Certification

 
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Hi,

I am new to this forum and currently learning Java as I am planning to appear for Java Certification. I have a question, which certification I should appear for Associate level or Professional level. I have few years of experience as developer on .NET platform so can I directly appear for professional certificate exam? or I must pass associate level exam first.

Also, can someone recommend books for the exam are the OCA/OCP books good to prepare for exam. Please also recommend any Java book that I can buy and study. Also, please suggest if there are any mock exam softwares (free/paid)

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Welcome to the Ranch

For the Java cert, doing the Associate level then Professional level is usually the better route. There are 2 good study guides for OCA/OCP: by Mala Gulpa and/or by one of mods Jeanne.
 
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Harshad Riswadkar wrote:Also, can someone recommend books for the exam are the OCA/OCP books good to prepare for exam. Please also recommend any Java book that I can buy and study. Also, please suggest if there are any mock exam softwares (free/paid)


In the OcajpFaq (besides other very useful information) and this thread you'll find an overview of all available (free and commercial) resources (study guides, mock exams, video courses,...) to thorougly prepare yourself for the certification exam. And on the OcajpWallOfFame (and the OcpjpWallOfFame) you'll find plenty of (links to) experiences (some including time lines of their preparation) 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 use the search function, you'll find plenty of topics with advice to prepare (and ace) the OCA exam. Here are a few:
  • Studying so hard just to fail(1z0-808)
  • Failing Java SE 8 Programmer I
  • Bad Experience with OCA 7 exams
  • Any tricks about how to manage the 120 min for so many question?
  • second failed OCAJP
  • Need some advice after failing the exam


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