Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 7 Programmer


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In the world of IT Industry, still there is a demand for a well trained, skillful java programmer to create and manage critical Applications. Oracle is offering certifications for those Who are new to java programming and wants to enter as a java programmer in IT industry, called Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 7 Programmer. To earn this certification candidates should pass 1Z0-803 exam. This Certification course will covers the fundamentals of Java and the candidates will be tested in java basics, loop constructs, inheritance, methods and encapsulation, arrays, java data types and etc. Below are the complete information of OCA Java Se7 Programmer Certifications.

Exam Details


Required Exam(s) : 1Z0-803
Durations : 150 Minutes (80 Questions)
Question Types : Multiple choice Questions.
Exam Fees : Rs.10100
Prerequired Exams None
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Recommended Training : Java SE 7 Fundamentals

Exam Pattern

Below are the exam objectives of OCA Java Se7 Programmer 1Z0-803

Java Basics
  • Define the scope of variables
  • Define the structure of a Java class
  • Create executable Java applications with a main method
  • Import other Java packages to make them accessible in your code
Working With Java Data Types
  • Declare and initialize variables
  • Differentiate between object reference variables and primitive variables
  • Read or write to object fields
  • Explain an Object's Lifecycle (creation, "dereference" and garbage collection)
  • Call methods on objects
  • Manipulate data using the StringBuilder class and its methods
  • Creating and manipulating Strings
Using Operators and Decision Constructs
  • Use Java operators
  • Use parenthesis to override operator precedence
  • Test equality between Strings and other objects using == and equals ()
  • Create if and if/else constructs
  • Use a switch statement
Creating and Using Arrays
  • Declare, instantiate, initialize and use a one-dimensional array
  • Declare, instantiate, initialize and use multi-dimensional array
  • Declare and use an ArrayList
Using Loop Constructs
  • Create and use while loops
  • Create and use for loops including the enhanced for loop
  • Create and use do/while loops
  • Compare loop constructs
  • Use break and continue
Working with Methods and Encapsulation
  • Create methods with arguments and return values
  • Apply the static keyword to methods and fields
  • Create an overloaded method
  • Differentiate between default and user defined constructors
  • Create and overload constructors
  • Apply access modifiers
  • Apply encapsulation principles to a class
  • Determine the effect upon object references and primitive values when they are passed into methods that change the values
Working with Inheritance
  • Implement inheritance
  • Develop code that demonstrates the use of polymorphism
  • Differentiate between the type of a reference and the type of an object
  • Determine when casting is necessary
  • Use super and this to access objects and constructors
  • Use abstract classes and interfaces
Handling Exceptions
  • Differentiate among checked exceptions, RuntimeExceptions and Errors
  • Create a try-catch block and determine how exceptions alter normal program flow
  • Describe what Exceptions are used for in Java
  • Invoke a method that throws an exception
  • Recognize common exception classes and categories

Books to Prepare

Following books are recommended to prepare 1Z0-803 Certifications

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Book Name : OCA Java SE 7 Programmer ICertification Guide PREPARE FOR THE 1Z0-803 EXAM

Author Name : Mala Gupta

Publisher : Manning Publications

Topics Covered in this book:

  • Chapter 1 : Java Basics
  • Chapter 2 : Working with Java data types
  • Chapter 3 : Methods and encapsulation
  • Chapter 4 : String, StringBuilder, Arrays, and ArrayList
  • Chapter 5 : Flow control
  • Chapter 6 : Working with inheritance
  • Chapter 7 : Exception handling
  • Chapter 8 : Full mock exam

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Book Name : OCA Java SE 7 Programmer I Study Guide (Exam 1Z0-803) 2nd Edition

Author Name : Edward Finegan, Robert Liguori

Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education

Topics Covered in this book:

  • Chapter 1 Packaging, compiling, and interpreting Java code
  • Chapter 2 Programming with Java statements
  • Chapter 3 Programming with Java operators and strings
  • Chapter 4 Working with basic classes and variables
  • Chapter 5 Understanding variable scope and class construction
  • Chapter 6 Programming with arrays
  • Chapter 7 Understanding class inheritance
  • Chapter 8 Understanding polymorphism and casts
  • Chapter 9 Handling exceptions
  • Chapter 10 Working with classes and their relationships

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