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These are frequently asked questions relating to the Oracle Certified Expert, NetBeans Integrated Development Environment 6.1 Programmer certification.

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

That's what the JavaRanch NetBeans Certification discussion forum is for.

Where can I find the OCE NetBeans IDE exam objectives?

NetBeans IDE Expert Exam objectives

Who is the target audience for the NetBeans IDE Expert exam?

From the NetBeans IDE Study Guide:

"In regards to the general expertise needed with the NetBeans IDE to pursue the certification, we recommend the pursuit for the following types of candidates:

  • Java SE developers familiar with the NetBeans IDE and the Swing API
  • Java EE developers familiar with the NetBeans IDE and various enterprise frameworks
  • NetBeans module/plugins developers
  • Software programmers familiar with monitoring, profiling, and debugging tools with the NetBeans IDE
  • Software testers familiar with the NetBeans IDE and the JUnit test tool
  • Software architects familiar with the NetBeans IDE
  • Configuration management experts familiar with the NetBeans IDE including version controls systems and IDE configuration
  • High school, college, university students wishing to get certified after taking a class on the NetBeans IDE.

  • Are there any books / resources for this certification?

    There are several books that can help with pursuing the certification:

  • NetBeans IDE Programmer Certified Expert Exam Guide (Exam 310-045)
  • NetBeans IDE 7 Cookbook
  • NetBeans IDE Field Guide: Developing Desktop, Web, Enterprise, and Mobile Applications
  • Java Pocket Guide

  • Some JavaRanch members have recommended the following study materials:

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  • What are the free mock exams available?

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  • What are the commercial mock exams available?

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  • 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?

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  • 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 Oracle exams - see the JavaRanch's Policy on Real Questions for further details.

    What other certifications do I need before I go for the NetBeans IDE Expert certification?

    No prerequisites for this certification.

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