Hi Everyone, I just passed the OCA for Java 7 and I'm thinking in getting the OCPJP before the end of the year.
I already have the SCJP 6 study guide from Sierra & Bates, and I'm planning on getting Enthuware simulator too, but I'm thinking, is the SCJP 6 book + some study over the internet enough for the test or is
it recommended to buy a OCPJP 7 book? if it is, which one do you guys recommend?
You can use the book by Ganesh/Sharma for preparing OCPJP 7. I used this book to clear the exam and I found it useful. In addition, you can also keep looking for more information on internet; that is always useful.
Yes, Nancy Avent has shown you the only book currently available in the market for OCPJP 7. In Whizlabs OCPJP simulator there is also a complete version note which covers 100% of syllabus including around 400 practice exam questions. Whizlabs is working on a complete video tutorial for OCPJP 7 exam. Hope this info will helps you, thanks and let us know if you need any clarification.
I read at Amazon the topics covered in the book Nancy indicated , and I'm pending towards use my SCJP 6 book until I got right every topic it covers , and then search the other topics, complementing later with a mock exam. Is this a good idea, or if not why its better to go through a proper OCPJP 7 book?
Sorry to say that it is not a good plan. SCJP/OCPJP 6 covers most current OCAJP topics and less OCPJP 7 topics, so it would be a good idea if you use that book to prepare OCAJP. But I highly recommend to buy the book for OCPJP 7 or find other way of covering 1Z0-804 topics. Thanks and hope this helps
Just saw the objectives comparison here at coderanch and you may be right James, there's a lot more topics in the new exam, and would take me a while to hunt them all over the internet, and I wouldn't have the tips they normally include in those study books. So I might as well use my old book for the objectives covered in it( I like Sierra & Bates explanation style) and for the rest use a OCPJP 7 book.
I would like to hear more opinions, but I guess my question was answered, so the mods can lock the topic if they want.