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Oracle Java Certification exams, which were earlier known as Sun Java Certification exams, are industry respected certifications in Java technology. There are several levels and categories of exams depending on the experience level of the candidate, namely - Junior Associate, Associate, Professional, Expert, and Master. The certifications that focus on Java programming are commonly known as the OCAJP and OCPJP. Some people still call them by their old acronyms such as SCJP and OCJP. The Expert level certifications focus on specific technologies such as EJBs, JPA, Web Components/Servlet/JSP, and Web Services. They are commonly known as OCEEJB, OCEJPA, OCEWCD, and OCEJWS.

Each exam has an exam code and they are listed below -
Skills/Certification Exam Code Experience Level Practice Tests/Mock Exams
Java Foundations Certified Junior Associate (JFCJA) 1Z0-811 Newbie 3 Tests
Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 8 Programmer (OCAJP/SCJA) 1Z0-808 0-2 Years 7 Tests
Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 8 Programmer (OCPJP/SCJP) 1Z0-809
2 Years+
7 Tests
Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 8 Programmer (Upgrade 7 to 8) 1Z0-810
2 Years+
4 Tests
Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 8 Programmer (Upgrade 6 to 8) 1Z0-813
2 Years+
6 Tests
Oracle Certified Expert, Java EE 6 Web Component Developer 1Z0-899
2 Years+
7 Tests
Oracle Certified Expert, Java EE 6 Enterprise JavaBeans Developer 1Z0-895
2 Years+
5 Tests
Oracle Certified Expert, Java EE 6 Java Persistence API Developer 1Z0-898
2 Years+
3 Tests
Oracle Certified Expert, Java EE 6 Web Services Developer 1Z0-897
2 Years+
5 Tests
Oracle Certified Master, Java EE 6 Enterprise Architect 1Z0-807
4 Years+
2 Tests

Note that the experience level is not required by Oracle but is just a guideline.


There are five types of certification levels that are structured under the Oracle's Java certification path. These five levels are:

  • Java Foundations Certified Junior Associate (JFCA)
  • Oracle Certified Associate (OCA)
  • Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)
  • Oracle Certified Expert (OCE)
  • Oracle Certified Master (OCM)

The following are the details of different certifications under each level on the certification path. Note that, each certification would have multiple version of the same certification corresponding to the different Java SE or Java EE version.

  • Java Foundations Certification: Junior Associate certifications are focused on students in secondary schools, two- and four- year colleges and universities who have participated in the Oracle Academy program and/or are studying computer science including relevant Java and database curricula and faculty members who teach foundational Java, database and computer science classes.
  • Associate Level Certification: If you are new to Java, by becoming an Oracle Certified Associate, Java Programmer I (OCAJP), you will acquire a base set of knowledge that enables entry into a career in application development or software project management using Java technology.
  • Professional Certification: As a Java Programmer, in order to demonstrate that you’ve acquired required skills, you should take Oracle Certified Professional, Java Programmer – II (OCPJP) exam. Earning this certification will take your Java career to next level.
  • Expert Level Certification: Expert level certifications are to test the knowledge on any special areas in Java EE technology. This exam helps you to move upwards in your Java Career from a Programmer level. The following are the list of certification under the Oracle Certified Expert (OCE) level. These certifications are very important to advance in your Java career path.
    • Oracle Certified Expert, Java EE Web Component Developer (OCEJWCD)
    • Oracle Certified Expert, Java Persistence API Developer (OCEJPAD)
    • Oracle Certified Expert, Java EE Enterprise Java Beans Developer (OCEEJBD)
    • Oracle Certified Expert, Java EE Web Services Developer (OCEJWSD)
    • Oracle Certified Expert,  Java ServerFaces Developer (OCEJSFD)
  • Master Certification: This is the final level of certification in the Java certification path. You set yourself a class apart by achieving Oracle Certified Masper, Java EE Enterprise Architect (OCMJEA), responsible for architect and designing Java Platform, Enterprise Edition technology-compliant applications that are scalable, flexible, and highly secure.

The goal of these Oracle Java Certification Exams is to test you on respective job roles in Java Industry. In order to prepare and pass these certification exams, you would require sufficient level of understanding of respective Java technologies. However, you would also require the understanding of the exam pattern, type of questions you are going to be tested on and most importance sufficient practice.

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