Difference between OCAJP 8 1Z0-808 and OCPJP-I 11 1Z0-815

Oracle has released new programmer certification exams for Java SE 11.

However, there has been a significant change in the certification path for Java programmer certifications. Earlier, there were two certifications that you could acquire by taking two exams -

  1. The Oracle Certified Associate (OCAJP) Java 8 Programmer certification (code 1Z0-808) and
  2. The Oracle Certified Professional (OCPJP) Java 8 Programmer certification (code 1Z0-809).

But now, Oracle has renamed the certification for Java 11 to Java SE 11 Developer certification. To acquire this new Java 11 Certification, you still have to take two exams -

  1. Java SE 11 Programmer - I exam (Code 1Z0-815) and
  2. Java SE 11 Programmer - II exam (Code 1Z0-816).
Earlier you would get an Oracle Certified Associate Certification if you passed the OCAJP 8 exam but now you will not get any certification if you pass just the OCPJP-I (1Z0-815) exam. You will have to take the second exam i.e. the OCPJP-II (1Z0-816) exam as well and then you will get just the one "Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 11 Developer" certification. So, if you want to get just one certification easily and quickly, you are still stuck at the Java 8 version i.e. OCAJP 8.

Check out our experience of the OCP Java 11 1Z0-815 exam.