There is no prerequisite for the 1Z0-851 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 foundation certification is for programmers interested in demonstrating proficiency in the fundamentals of the Java programming language. It is not necessary to be a Orcale Certified Java Associate prior to taking this exam.
The certification requires you to pass only one exam:
- 1Z0-851 exam for Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 6 Programmer
- 1Z0-853 exam for Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE5 Programmer
Professionals with prior certification:
- As Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 5 Programmer OR Sun Certified Java Programmer (any edition) can upgrade to OCP Java SE 6 Programmer by passing 1Z0-852 :OCP Java SE 6 Programmer Upgrade exam
- As Sun Certified Java Programmer (any edition) can upgrade to OCP Java SE 5 Programmer by passing 1Z0-0854 :OCP Java SE 5 Programmer Upgrade exam
Benefits of the OCP Java SE 6/SE 5 Programmer certification
- The OCPJP certification proves your expertise on the Sun Java products and technologies.
- Professionals holding the SCJP certification are preferred by the employers and they also get preference in promotions.
- The OCPJP certification is helpful for professionals who want to upgrade their credentials and get recognition from the industry.
- The OCPJP Certified professional can find appropriate job easily and get paid more.
- Full coverage of exam objectives including
- Interactive eBook and/or Chapter by chapter study guide
- Hundreds of practice questions that follow the exam pattern, modeled on real world scenarios
- Detailed answer explanations for both correct and incorrect answer
- Study notes, Interactive Quizzes, Flash Cards, How-tos and more
- Test History and Progress reports to help you stay focused