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Ready to take OCPJP Exam

 
Joe Okelly
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Hello,
I come from a Mainframe / AS400 background, I have been studying Java 1.6 for the past couple of years.

I have completed (Sierra & Bates) Study guide, coded 90% of all the examples.

My question to all who have sucessfully passed the exam.

How do I know that I am ready to take the exam ?.

Any advice to this regard is highly appreciated.

Joe.
 
Jim Jonides
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Have you used Enthuware and ExamLab mock exams? If you have not, I would strongly recommend you to use them, the formats are very similar to the read exam, and they cover a lot of ground to get you ready for the real exam.
 
Justin Allen
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I have used enthuware and K&B so far and I would say you should get the Java OCP Java SE 6 Programmer Practice Exams book from Berts and Sierra. When you can complete those tests successfully, I would say you are ready. The book tests are the hardest ones that I've come across. Here is the amazon book url

 
S G Ganesh
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Trying out mock exams is perhaps the best way to know if you are ready to take the actual exam. You can try mock exams in OCP books or from mock exam from providers.

"Read, read, read... " or "Code, code, code, ... " following only one of these approaches isn't effective for exam preparation. What works in my experience is "read, code, read, code ..." - iterating between reading and coding - that helps internalize what we learn.

All the very best for your certification exam.
 
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