Benefits of Oracle Certifications

Getting certified validates your skills and knowledge in a particular field. This is a great way to build your professional career. The process of getting ready for your certification exam involves building knowledge, expanding your skill set, and boosting confidence! Becoming certified also provides an edge that sets you apart from the rest of the professionals.

Oracle certifications can help you in your journey of success. The Oracle Certification Program is structured so that each level represents a skill-set and capabilities to a defined job level and role. Then progress onto the Oracle Java and Database certification to show your deeper more advanced possession of skills in a specific technology or product. The Oracle Certified Professional certification demonstrate professional’s ability to apply their skills in real-world scenarios and passing performance-based exams. Continue reading the infographic to explore reasons you should go for the Oracle certifications.

Surveys revealed that there is a high demand for Java and Oracle skills worldwide. Approximately, 93% of hiring managers believes certifications and certified professionals are beneficial for their organizations. Oracle Java is among the top five skills most demanded in today’s job market. Oracle certification helps you enhance your career prospects and offers salary raise. Having certification in the field required your employer will improve your job prospects to a great extent, 84% of the professional has confirmed this. Surveys proved that 90% of the professionals have found that Oracle certifications gave them the credibility and 70% have experienced salary hike after Oracle certification. Over 9% increment in salary is experienced with the Oracle Java and Database skills.    

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Q. What are the prerequisites for the Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 5Programmer exam?

A. There is no prerequisite for the Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 5Programmer exam. However, you must be well experienced with the language before you take the exam. Even if you are new to the Java field, you can still pass the exam with self-study. This will require a lot of dedication and practice, especially with code and newly added Java 1.5 features.

Q. I am new to Java. How should I start preparing for the exam?

A. To start preparing for the exam, you need to download the development kit (JDK 1.5) from Sun’s official website . You can find the documentation from the website. Passing the exam needs a lot of practice.

Q. What are the exam objectives?

A. The exam objectives can be found at http://www.sun.com/training/catalog/courses/CX-310-055.xml .

Q. What is the exam fee?

A. The cost of the exam is $200. However, discounts may be available on the exam, and you can get the details from your nearest prometric center. The list of prometric centers can be found at the prometric site.

Q. How can I register for my exam?

A. After you purchase your exam voucher, you can contact an authorized prometric center to schedule your exam date, time, and location. Sun Java certifications can be taken only in authorized prometric centers in the country where the exam voucher is purchased. You can book the exam within one year from the date of purchase of the voucher. The exam date may depend on your choice (and availability of slot) in you selected test center.

Q. What are the types of questions asked in the exam?

A. The questions are of three types:

  • Single answer type questions
  • Multiple choice type questions
  • Drag and drop questions

There are instructions to choose the number of correct answers (for example, choose 2 or choose 3). You will be asked to click the exhibit button to display the code for drag and drop.

Q. How many questions are asked in the exam?

A. There are 72 questions in the exam. To pass the exam, you need to score at least 59% (i.e. 43 out of 72).

Q. What is the duration of the exam?

A. 175 minutes

Q. What are the other important factors that I should consider while taking the exam?

A. On the day of the exam, you need to reach the examination center at least 30 minutes before the scheduled time. When you contact the prometric center in-charge, he will take you to a room with a computer that you will use for the exam. He will also provide you with a pen-paper/white board-marker for rough work. He will guide you on the instructions to take the exam. Once you are ready, you can ask him to start the exam.

You are not allowed to take anything with you to the test center, not even your water bottle or any food. You need to carry two identity proofs, of which, at least one should have a photo attached.

At the beginning of the exam, there will be an online survey in which general questions will be asked, such as rate yourself on the level of expertise. This will not make any difference in your score, neither will the time count from the survey in your actual exam. Now, the final exam starts.

Once you complete the exam, you can ask the center in-charge for the result.

The center in-charge will give a printed report of your score. The sheet will tell you whether you have passed as well as the marks obtained in various areas (a graph will indicate your score in different divisions).

Q. What is the exam retake policy?

A. If you fail in the SCJP 1.5 exam, you will have to purchase a new exam voucher to retake the exam. You will have to wait for at least 2 weeks before you can retake the exam.

Q. How will I get my certification kit?

A. When you pass the exam, you can log on to the Certmanager. Here, you can change your mailing address, phone number, and email address. You will have to wait for around one month to get the certification kit. The certification kit will contain a Sun certified certificate with your name and certification title, a logo agreement form for successful Java technology certification fulfillment, an ID card with your name and certification title, and a label pin. However, it will not have any report on your score. You can request for your Sun certification logo by logging on to Sun’s site. You may receive the logo within 2-3 days in your mail id. The mail will also contain the instructions on how to use the logo.

Q. How can I correct or change my name if it has been misspelled on my certificate?

A. You can change your address, phone number, email address in the Certmanager database. However, you cannot change your name. To correct your name in the database, you must send an email to suncert@prometric.com. The email must contain your prometric student ID, your name as it appears, and your correct name.

Q. What credit does the SCJP 1.5 exam provide?

A. On successful completion of the exam, you will be a Sun Certified Java Professional for Standard Edition 5.0. Also, you will be eligible for the next level of certification.

The CX310-055 (Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition 5.0) checks your real ability as a programmer. In fact it is totally scenario based, rather than knowledge based. This test requires you to have a good understanding of the Java language and the capability to write code for well-defined design applications. For this purpose, along with studying books and taking various practice tests, you should also practice with Java. There will be less number of direct questions, and more questions will be ‘find the output’ type. Besides, Drag-n-Drop questions have been added. A good number of questions will be based on new topics added to the language, i.e., on generics, autoboxing/unboxing, covariant return, variable length arguments, static import, enums and for-each loop. Although, not many direct questions will be there in the test, but practicing them will help clear your fundamentals. Practicing the following things with Java will make you confident enough to score well in the test:

  1. Write code that declares, constructs, and initializes arrays of any base type using any of the permitted forms both for declaration and for initialization.
  2. Write code using if and switch statements.
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Q. What are the prerequisites for the SCJP 1.5 exam?

A. There is no prerequisite for the SCJP 1.5 exam. However, you must be well experienced with the language before you take the exam. Even if you are new to the Java field, you can still pass the exam with self-study. This will require a lot of dedication and practice, especially with code and newly added Java 1.5 features.

Q. I am new to Java. How should I start preparing for the exam?

A. To start preparing for the exam, you need to download the development kit (JDK 1.5) from Sun’s official website . You can find the documentation from the website. Passing the exam needs a lot of practice.
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Carlos G. Gavidia (B. Sc in Systems Engineering – Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería) is a software engineer in a Perú-based development house, Avances Tecnológicos SRL (http://www.avances.com.pe/). At Avances Tecnológicos, Carlos belongs to the Java Developement Team who work on enterprise solutions for a variety of clients including Telefónica del Perú and Alicorp.

Carlos is a Sun Certified Professional, and owns the following certifications: SCJP, SCWCD, SCBCD and SCDJWS. He maintains a blog dedicated to Java Programming where he publishes several articles in Spanish, his native language. In his spare time, Carlos enjoys playing tennis with his college friends and making acoustic rock covers with his brother. Carlos lives in Lima, Perú.

You can read the complete review on uCertify CX310-110 SCMAD Mobile Application Developer PrepKit at Carlos G. Gavidia’s Blog.

The Servlet Technology Model

  • The getWriter() method of the ServletResponse interface returns a PrintWriter object suitable for writing character data in the response.
  • The setValue() method of the Cookie class is used to assign a new value to a cookie after the cookie is created.
  • A cookie is created by the server on request from a client. It is stored on a client computer.
  • The getOutputStream() method returns a ServletOutputStream suitable for writing binary data in the response.
  • The getWriter() method of the ServletResponse interface returns a PrintWriter object suitable for writing character data in the response.
  • The sendError() method of the HttpResponse interface sends an error response to the client using the specified status code and message.
  • The getRequestURL() method of the HttpServletRequest interface returns the URL associated with the request as a String.
  • The getCookies() method of the HttpServletRequest interface returns an array of cookie objects that a client sends with a request. However, if no cookies are sent, this method returns a null value.
  • A servlet has three life cycle methods. They are init(), service(), and destroy().
  • A servlet has no main() method. The container is responsible for managing the life-cycle of a servlet.
  • The servlet init parameters are read only once when the container initializes the servlet.
  • Before calling the init() method, a servlet class must be loaded and instantiated.
  • The element of the deployment descriptor declares the initialization parameters that are applicable for an entire Web application.
  • For each request, the Container creates a separate thread.
  • The init() and destroy() methods are called only once in the life of a servlet.

Pass SCWCD Certification Java 1.4 /J2EE in a first attempt:
The pre-requisite for this certification is the SCJP certification exam.

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Q. What are the prerequisites for the SCWCD 1.4 exam?

A. Before taking the SCWCD 1.4 exam, you must first pass the Sun Certified Java Programmer exam (CX310-025 or CX310-035 or CX310-055 or CX310-065).

Q. How should I prepare for the exam?

A. To prepare for the exam, you should use a web server (for example Tomcat). A step-by-step guide for installing Tomcat can be found here. You must practice well with the code. You can download the servlet and JSP specifications from the following links: http://jcp.org/aboutJava/communityprocess/final/jsr154/index.html, http://jcp.org/aboutJava/communityprocess/final/jsr152/index.html, and http://jcp.org/aboutJava/communityprocess/final/jsr052/index.html.

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