Java SE 7 Certification:
Java SE 7 Certification: Raising The Bar
Oracle Certification is raising the bar with new upcoming Java SE 7 certification credentials.
Starting in late 2011, new and improved Java certifications for SE 7 will be released that emphasize more advanced skills that align better with industry standards and result in an even more valuable credential for you.
The Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) Java SE 7 now has an all-new definition and focus - with certification objectives that measure not only your day-to-day programming skills, but also your ability to manage the situations you are likely to encounter on a variety of projects. The OCA Java SE 7 certification requires successfully completing a single exam: 1Z0-803.
The Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) Java SE 7 is a more advanced certification than ever before. It not only builds on all of the competencies incorporated into our new OCA Java SE 7 certification, but also includes new, advanced skills required of top-performing Java programmers. As a result of its new depth, the OCP Java SE 7 certification now requires you to hold the Associate level Java certification before you can achieve your OCP credential. Certified Java Associates can pursue the OCP certification by completing exam 1Z0-804.
If you hold a previous version Professional-level Java Programmer certification (SCJP or OCPJP any edition), you can upgrade to OCPJP SE 7 simply by passing one upgrade exam – 1Z0-805.