What are the differences between OCAJP 8 and OCAJP 7?

One of the common question asked by most of the OCAJP certification candidates are, what are the differences between OCAJP 8 and OCAJP 7 and which is one better to prepare for exam?. The obvious answer is the latest Java version of the exam OCAJP 8. Whether there is huge difference in preparation time for OCAJP 8 and OCAJP 7? The answer is, No. The difference in syllabus is very minimal and only few hours of preparation time is required extra for the OCAJP 8 exams.

Differences between OCAJP 8 and OCAJP 7

Difference in Objectives

The following are the list of objectives newly added as part of the OCAJP 8 exam. Also note that some of the objectives are inter changed between OCAJP 8 and OCAJP 7. The objective 9 (Working with Selected Classes from the Java API) is newly added for Java 8 exam, but the entire content is not new to the exam. Only 9.3 and 9.5 are new for Java 8 version of exam.

You would need only the following objectives additional preparation for the Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 8 Programmer 1 (OCAJP 8) exam:

  • Objective 1.5 – Compare and contrast the features and components of Java such as: platform independence, object orientation, encapsulation, etc.
  • Objective 2.5 – Use call methods on user-created wrapper class objects (grammatical error reported to Oracle – think this means primitive wrappers
  • Objective 9.3 – Create and manipulate calendar data using classes from java.time.LocalDateTime?, java.time.LocalDate?, java.time.LocalTime?, java.time.format.DateTimeFormatter?, java.time.Period
  • Objective 9.5 – Write a simple Lambda expression that consumes a Lambda Predicate expression

Read our article on How to prepare for OCAJP 8 Certification?.

Differences Between OCAJP 8 and OCAJP 7

Here is the overview of differences between OCAJP 8 and OCAJP 7 exams.

Recommendation (OCAJP 8 vs OCAJP 7)

Go for OCAJP 8 exam. This exam itself quite old and now most of the Java projects are written on Java 8. It is more advantage for you to have latest Java certification instead of having the old technology. If you are the beginner who worries about the learning of new concepts like Lambda expression, I would say this preparation would take only few more hours. Still you will be able to crack the OCAJP 8 exam.

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