Java SE 7 Upgrade Exam
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Lesson: Preparation for Java Programmer Language Certification

Java SE 7 Upgrade Exam

This page maps sections in the Java Tutorials to topics covered in the Update to Java SE 7 Programmer exam. This exam is associated with the "Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 7 Programmer" certificate. The topics covered in this exam are:

  1. Language Enhancements
  2. Design Patterns
  3. Database Applications with JDBC
  4. Concurrency
  5. Localization
  6. Java File I/O (NIO.2)

Section 1: Language Enhancements

Item 1: Use String in switch statement.

Item 2: Use binary literals, numeric literals with underscores.

Item 3: Use try-with-resources.

Item 4: Use multi-catch in exception statements.

Item 5: Use diamond syntax with generic declarations.

Item 6: Use more precise rethrow in exceptions.

Section 2: Design Patterns

The Java Tutorials do not cover Design Patterns topics. The following references cover design patterns using the Java programming language:

Item 1: Design a class using the Singleton design pattern.

Item 2: Identify when and how to use composition to solve business problems.

Item 3: Write code to implement the DAO pattern.

Item 4: Design a class that uses the Factory design pattern.

Section 3: Database Applications with JDBC

Item 1: Describe the JDBC API.

Item 2: Identify the Java statements required to connect to a database using JDBC.

Item 3: Use the JDBC 4.1 RowSetProvider, RowSetFactory, and new RowSet interfaces.

Item 4: Use JDBC transactions.

Item 5: Use the proper JDBC API to submit queries and read results from the database.

Item 6: Use JDBC PreparedStatement and CallableStatement.

Section 4: Concurrency

Item 1: Identify potential threading problems.

Item 2: Use java.util.concurrent collections.

Item 3: Use atomic variables and locks.

Item 4: Use Executors and ThreadPools.

Item 5: Use the parallel Fork/Join framework.

Section 5: Localization

Item 1: Describe the advantages of localizing an application.

Item 2: Define what a locale represents.

Item 3: Read and set the locale by using the Locale object.

Item 4: Build a resource bundle for each locale.

Item 5: Call a resource bundle from an application.

Item 6: Select a resource bundle based on locale.

Item 7: Format text for localization by using NumberFormat and DateFormat.

Section 6: Java File I/O (NIO.2)

Item 1: Use the Path class to operate on file and directory paths.

Item 2: Use the Files class to check, delete, copy, or move a file or directory.

Item 3: Read and change file and directory attributes.

Item 4: Recursively access a directory tree.

Item 5: Find a file by using the PathMatcher class.

Item 6: Watch a directory for changes by using WatchService.

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