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These are frequently asked questions relating to the Oracle Certified Java Associate certification, and the common answers to them.

Where can I find the FAQs for the new OCAJP7 exam?


Where can I ask questions about the exam that aren't covered in this FAQ?

That's what the JavaRanch SCJA discussion forum is for.

Where can I find the SCJA exam objectives?

SCJA Exam Objectives

Where can I find the official Sun Java FAQ?

Sun Certification FAQ

Are there any books / resources for this certification?


  • SCJA Sun Certified Java Associate Study Guide (Exam CX-310-019)
  • Appendix B (UML Basics) of the Java 7 Pocket Guide
  • SCJA - Sun Certified Java Associate Certification Study Guide
  • SCJA - The Exam Questions Simulated

  • Some JavaRanch members have recommended the following study materials:

  • J2EE Tutorial
  • J2ME Tutorial
  • J2EE Specification (read section 2.6)
  • Supporting materials suggested by Sun

  • What are the free mock exams available?

  • Enthuware's JA+ V7 For OCA-JP Trial
  • EPractize Labs' Java SE 7 OCA Training Lab
  • EPractize Labs' SCJA 6 Training Lab
  • Whizlabs' SCJA Trial version The Trial version is free and consists of two portions: Trial (16 questions with answers) and Diagnostic (51 questions without answers).
  •'s SCJA Mini Mock Exam
  • Cameron McKenzie's Mock SCJA Exams
  •'s SCJA Mock Exam Questions 40 questions spread over all exam objectives
  • Cafe4Java's mock exam

  • What are the commercial mock exams available?

  • Enthuware's JA+ V7 For OCA-JP I for $9.95 Only
  • Whizlabs' SCJA Preparation Kit
  • Sun's ePractice Certification Exam for SCJA
  •'s SCJA ebook with more than 200 sample certification questions

  • For the multiple-choice questions, will I be told how many options to choose for each question in real exam?


    Are there any tips and advice for taking this exam?

    Here are some of the valuable tips and experiences posted by the SCJA Beta takers:

  • Nicholas Cheung's Exam experiences on 3 July
  • Dibbo Khan's Took the exam Today
  • Ariel Ortiz's My experience taking the exam
  • Mark Cave's SCJA beta exam was so much fun
  • Kamalakar Chittamuru's Took the SCJA exam
  • Aleks V. Pascoal's 6.1 J2SE, J2EE e J2EE
  • SCJA - An entry level Java certification by Seema Manivannan

  • Please use the Search facility (at the top of the forum) to look for more older threads in SCJA forum at JavaRanch. Examples of search words like mock, J2EE, J2ME, beta, etc.

    What is the policy on posting questions I saw on the exam?

    You may not describe or talk about the questions you saw on any of the Sun exams - see the JavaRanch's Policy on Real Questions for further details.

    What other certifications do I need before I go for the SCJA certification?

    No prerequisites for this certification.

    Where can I find information on Cost / Location of exam sites in <your country>?

    This information changes from time to time as Prometric regularly update their website. The basic idea is:

  • Go to
  • Select your area of study (hint: IT)
  • Select "Sun Microsystems" from "Testing Program"
  • Choose your country and state

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