[Java] Java Silver Examination Procedure and Learning Method

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4 months ago, I passed Java Silver, I would like to study it from now on, so I would like to use it for people, so I will write it.

What is #Java Silver Java Silver is an Oracle-certified Java technical level certification. Since it is a universal qualification that is universally valid especially for Silver and above in the worldwide vendor test, Seems to be the most popular Java qualification.

Java Silver Exam Summary

Java Silver is a 77-choice, multiple-choice, 150-minute exam. Since it is considered to pass with a score of 65% or more, if you answer 51 questions correctly, you will pass. The examination fee is ¥26,600 (excluding tax).

Benefits of getting #Java Silver An overview is extracted from the official Oracle page.

It is a beginner’s qualification that has the basic programming knowledge required for Java application development and can perform development work under the guidance of advanced users. The aim is to assess not only everyday programming skills, but also the ability to handle situations that arise in different projects.

In summary,

  1. Gain the trust of a Java programmer
  2. Can cover all the basic Java technologies
  3. Get better at getting programming skills out of your head

Java Silver Exam Procedure

First, when I say “Java Silver”, there are two corresponding qualifications depending on the corresponding Java version. This time, I will explain “Java SE 8 Programmer I” (1Z0-808-JPN). ・Problem sentences in Japanese (Examination number 1Z0-808-JPN) ・The question text is in English (Examination number 1Z0-808) There are two types, so be careful not to make a mistake.

① Buy a ticket

Rakuten Ichiba Oracle Official Page The Rakuten Ichiba is a little cheaper so I recommend it. The expiration date is 6 months after purchase, so you don’t have to worry about it. You will receive an examination code by e-mail after purchasing.

② Create Pearson VUE account

You must create a Pearson VUE account to apply for the exam appointment. This is the top page of the Oracle certification exam on Pearson VUE. Oracle Pearson VUE Click “Create Account” on the right side to create an account.

③Reservation for exam

Once you have created your account, go to the page you logged in from Click View exam. Screenshot 2020-06-13 15.47.58.png

A list page of Oracle certification tests will appear, so if you search for “java”, Objective Java SE 8 Programmer I exam (Exam 1Z0-808-JPN) There should be, so let’s click to proceed with reservation  Screenshot 2020-06-13 15.47.39.png “How do you want to take the exam?” Select “Local Test Center”. (You can receive it at home or at work, but the procedure is more complicated)

The details of the test will come out next time so be sure to check here

Exam: 1Z0-808-JPN: Java SE 8 Programmer I View exam policy Exam fee*: JPY 26600.00 language: Japanese

Make sure that is displayed.

If you select a test center, you can select the date and time to reserve from the calendar. The days that you can take the exam vary depending on the test center. I took it at the Nishi-Shinjuku Test Center, which happened to be a convenient day.

If you confirm it in the cart and if there is no problem, proceed to the next step to enter the examination code of the ticket you purchased and make a reservation. Screenshot 2020-06-13 19.43.49.png Once your booking is complete, Pearson VUE will send you an email with your Oracle Testing ID. We recommend that you make a reservation at least one week before you take the test. (Detailed below)

④ CertView first certification

After the test at the test center, it is necessary to check the test result on CertView. In order to use CertView, you first need to create an account called “Oracle Profile”. Create Oracle Profile Click “Create Profile” to create an Oracle profile.

After creating the Oracle profile, log in to CertView, You will be prompted to enter the “Oracle Testing ID” and “Oracle Profile ID” for initial authentication. “Oracle Testing ID” can be found in the test confirmation email sent by Pearson VUE. “Oracle profile ID” is the email address registered when the Oracle profile was created.

The steps here are a little tricky. CertView initial authentication cannot be performed from the site if it fails three times, You will need to send an email to the Oracle Certification Office to request confirmation. Also, it may take up to a week for the Pearson VUE account information to be reflected in the CertView system. In other words, CertView cannot be authenticated for the first time after applying for the test. Some people may fail the CertView initial authentication three times because of this. Therefore, it is recommended that you apply for the exam at least one week before you take the exam. (By the way, you can take the test even if the initial certification of CertView is not completed. You cannot check the result.)

⑤ On the day of the examination

Only two identification documents are required to take the exam. Identity verification type Please prepare the identity verification documents on this page.

Once you arrive at the test center, there are simple procedures. ・Sign the test agreement ・Present identification documents ·photography It’s like that. If you arrive 15 minutes before the start of the test, I think you can afford it. Since you cannot bring personal items such as watches and drinks into the examination room, please leave them in the locker in the reception room.

⑥ Confirmation of test results

About 30 minutes after the test is completed, you will receive an email stating that you can check the test results on CertView. CertView can also be viewed on a smartphone.

By the way, if you pass, you will receive about 4 such emails. IMG_0282.PNG

Study time

The period was one month, and I was working full-time, so I think I spent two to five hours a day studying. I remember there were some waves depending on the day.

Learning material

I mainly studied in black books. In fact, I haven’t seen much other than black books. Thorough capture Java SE 8 Silver problem collection

Points to recommend black books

  1. Only the actual exam questions and almost the same questions are posted
  2. The explanation about the problem is more polite than any of the problem collections

For the time being, I also saw a collection of questions called Shiramoto just before the exam, but I don’t remember how helpful it was…

Learning flow

Black Book 1-9 The first lap Is the degree of understanding about 10% at this point? To be honest, the meaning is unknown. On the second lap, I was solving it while watching the explanation carefully. I don’t know yet. 3rd lap: Problems that can be solved and problems that cannot be solved become clear after 3 laps.

**At the end of the third lap, we will finally solve the mock test at the end of the chapter. **

Mock test ① 1st lap 40% correct answer rate I was motivated by shock. (2 weeks before the test) Mock test ② 1st lap, correct answer rate 47%, pass is over 65%, so it’s still not.

** Anyway, take the time to read the explanation carefully and go to the second lap. **

Mock test ① Second lap, correct answer rate 66%, I can not feel relieved at all. (1 week before the test) Mock test ② Second lap, correct answer rate 75%, a little hope came out.

**From here to the exam, we will solve the end-of-chapter problem. **

Mock test ① Third lap, correct answer rate 75% Mock test ② Third lap correct answer rate 87% Mock test ① 4th lap, correct answer rate 85% Mock test ② 4th lap 90% correct answer rate Mock test ① 5th lap 90% correct answer rate Mock test ② 5th lap correct answer rate 95% (the day before the test)

**Here, I will take a lap around the end-of-chapter question of Shiramoto and take the exam. **


Passed with a correct answer rate of 80%. The correct answer rate for successful applicants is not very high ^^;

Looking back after the exam

I was surprised that many of the exam questions were similar to the blackbook practice exam. In other words, there were some problems of perfect agreement.

So, just solve the Kuromoto mock test, read the commentary, I think that the best way to study is to deepen your understanding.