The Java SE 5 Programming professional, as certified by Oracle, will be equipped with the appropriate skills and knowledge to develop and build technology applications using the syntax and structure of the Java programming language.
This professional certification can be taken without any prerequisite but will assume basic to intermediate background knowledge of Java and programming. Key knowledge will be used in the application development process, which is the main subject of this certification. It can be earned by passing a single test, the 1Z0-853 Java Standard Edition 5 Programmer Certified Professional exam, which contains 60 questions and a required passing score of 70%.
One of the most helpful study resources is the online practice exam, which covers information identical to what will be found on the actual exam. Two training courses going over the fundamentals of the Java programming language, as well as a preparation seminar, can also be taken.