Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE8 Programmer

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The Java SE 8 Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) certification helps you build a foundational understanding of Java, while expanding your knowledge of general programming. The ideal candidate who would earn this certification typically has a technical background and wants to improve programming skills, or may be new to object-oriented programming and Java. Preparing for this certification cultivates in demand Java programming skills that will serve you well in a competitive job market. Candidates who earn the OCA are in a great position to earn the Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) certification, as OCA is a prerequisite certification for those pursuing the more advanced OCP.

Exam Details

Required Exam(s) : 1Z0-808
Durations : 150 Minutes (77 Questions)
Question Types : Multiple choice Questions.
Exam Fees : Rs.10100
Prerequired Exams None
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Recommended Training : Java SE 8 Fundamentals

Exam Pattern

Below are the exam objectives of OCA Java Se8 Programmer 1Z0-808

Java Basics
  • Define the scope of variables
  • Define the structure of a Java class
  • Create executable Java applications with a main method; run a Java program from the command line; including console output.
  • Import other Java packages to make them accessible in your code
  • Compare and contrast the features and components of Java such as: platform independence, object orientation, encapsulation, etc.
Working With Java Data Types
  • Declare and initialize variables (including casting of primitive data types)
  • Differentiate between object reference variables and primitive variables
  • Know how to read or write to object fields
  • Explain an Object's Lifecycle (creation, "dereference by reassignment" and garbage collection)
  • Develop code that uses wrapper classes such as Boolean, Double, and Integer.
Using Operators and Decision Constructs
  • Use Java operators; including parentheses to override operator precedence
  • Test equality between Strings and other objects using == and equals ()
  • Create if and if/else and ternary 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
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; including overloaded methods
  • Apply the static keyword to methods and fields
  • Create and overload constructors; including impact on default 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
  • Describe inheritance and its benefits
  • Develop code that demonstrates the use of polymorphism; including overriding and object type versus reference type
  • 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, unchecked exceptions, and Errors
    • Create a try-catch block and determine how exceptions alter normal program flow
    • Describe the advantages of Exception handling
    • Create and invoke a method that throws an exception
    • Recognize common exception classes (such as NullPointerException, ArithmeticException, ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException, ClassCastException)
    Working with Selected classes from the Java API
  • Manipulate data using the StringBuilder class and its methods
  • Creating and manipulating Strings
  • Create and manipulate calendar data using classes from java.time.LocalDateTime, java.time.LocalDate, java.time.LocalTime, java.time.format.DateTimeFormatter, java.time.Period
  • Declare and use an ArrayList of a given type
  • Write a simple Lambda expression that consumes a Lambda Predicate expression
  • Books to Prepare

    Following books are recommended to prepare 1Z0-808 Certifications

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    Book Name : OCA: Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide: Exam 1Z0-808

    Author Name :Jeanne Boyarsky, Scott Selikoff

    Publisher : Wiley

    Topics Covered in this book:

    • Chapter 1 Java Building Blocks
    • Chapter 2 Operators and Statements
    • Chapter 3 Core Java APIs
    • Chapter 4 Methods and Encapsulation
    • Chapter 5 Class Design
    • Chapter 6 Exceptions
    • Appendix A Answers to Review Questions
    • Appendix B Study Tips

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