Java SE 8 Programmer I Exam
This page maps sections in the Java Tutorials to topics covered in the Java SE 8 Programmer I exam. This exam is associated with the Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 8 Programmer certificate. The topics covered in this exam are:
Item 1: Define the scope of variables.
Item 2: Define the structure of a Java class.
Item 3: Create executable Java applications with a main method; run a Java program from the command line; produce console output.
Item 4: Import other Java packages to make them accessible in your code.
Item 5: Compare and contrast the features and components of Java such as: platform independence, object orientation, encapsulation, etc.
Item 1: Declare and initialize variables (including casting of primitive data types).
Item 2: Differentiate between object reference variables and primitive variables.
Item 3: Know how to read or write to object fields.
Item 4: Explain an object's lifecycle (creation, "dereference by reassignment" and garbage collection).
Item 1: Use Java operators; use parentheses to override operator precedence.
Item 2: Test equality between strings and other objects using
Item 3: Create and use
else , and ternary constructs.
Item 4: Use a
Item 1: Declare, instantiate, initialize and use a one-dimensional array.
Item 2: Declare, instantiate, initialize and use a multi-dimensional array.
Item 1: Create and use
Item 2: Create and use
for loops including the enhanced for loop.
Item 3: Create and use
Item 4: Compare loop constructs.
Item 5: Use
Item 1: Create methods with arguments and return values, including overloaded methods.
Item 2: Apply the
static keyword to methods and fields.
Item 3: Create an overloaded method; differentiate between default and user defined constructors.
Item 4: Apply access modifiers.
Item 5: Apply encapsulation principles to a class.
Item 6: Determine the effect upon object references and primitive values when they are passed into methods that change the values.
Item 1: Describe inheritance and its benefits.
Item 2: Develop code that makes use of polymorphism; develop code that overrides methods; differentiate between the type of a reference and the type of an object.
Item 3: Determine when casting is necessary.
Item 4: Use
this to access objects and constructors.
Item 5: Use abstract classes and interfaces.
Item 1: Differentiate among checked exceptions,
RuntimeException , and
Item 2: Create a
try\-catch block and determine how exceptions alter normal program flow.
Item 3: Describe the advantages of exception handling .
Item 4: Create and invoke a method that throws an exception.
Item 5: Recognize common exception classes and categories (such as NullPointerException, ArithmeticException, ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException, ClassCastException).
Item 1: Manipulate data using the
StringBuilder class and its methods.
Item 2: Create and manipulate strings.
Item 3: Create and manipulate calendar data using classes from
Item 4: Declare and use an
ArrayList of a given type.
Item 5: Write a simple Lambda expression that consumes a Lambda Predicate expression.