OCJP Exam Details & Syllabus

OCJP stands for Oracle Certified Java Programmer. This is the basic certification in the field of java. Say, you want to be an Android programmer, J2EE programmer or in any other Java technology, this certification is the most basic one. For many other certifications OCJP is kind of  prerequisite. Believe me it’s  good to have it in your resume in early stages of your career.

              The latest version of OCJP is OCJP 6, which is for jdk version 6. The syllabus for OCJP is basic or say core java only. There are many books  in the market for OCJP preparation. But  “Sun Certified Programmer For Java 6 Study Guide” by Kathy Sierra is simple and good one. Yes! That book with thinking statue on it’s front cover.
You can download soft copy of that book from here.
The exam is for 150 minutes with 72 questions. Passing score is just 61%. There used to be drag and drop questions, even you will find many in books and dumps. I said “there used to be”, because I think recently these kind of questions have been removed from the exam. But it’s good to be on safer site and prepare few of their type.
The syllabus for scjp is as follows :
  1.  Declaration and access control
  2.  Object declaration
  3.  Assignments
  4.  Operators
  5.  Flow control, exceptions and assertions
  6.  String ,I/O, formatting and parsing
  7.  Generics and collections
  8.  Inner classes
  9.  Threads
           These are just names of the chapters from the book which covers all the syllabus. Actually you need not to worry about exact syllabus, as that is generally stated in very vague form which is very unclear from exam point of view. At first glans this seems too easy, but tiny details of java covered in the syllabus are quite tricky and interesting to learn.
I would suggest you to read this book and solve questions from it for detailed knowledge of the language. But if you don’t have that much time or interest in it, you also can read dumps for OCJP. You can also solve these dumps after reading the book, just for extra fun.
You can download dumps for OCJP 6 from here.