Number of Questions: 150-225
Duration: 2.5-3.5 hours
hamada yam wrote:What's the passing percentage for beta exam and also there are so many questions then normal exam, what are the pros/cons for taking beta exam?.
I have never taken any beta exam , it will be nice if someone can shed light/ or share there experience.
Sergej Smoljanov wrote:also interest what will be result of passing beta?
and may be differ also in topic interface because of default method.
Blake Edward wrote:Will this make the OCAJP 7 "outdated" and not as desirable?
Blake Edward wrote:How long before the Java 8 exam(s) will be ready for prime time?
Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:(...)
I"m guessing a few months for the OCAJP 8. (They haven't even posted when the beta ends yet.) They haven't even announced objectives for the OCPJP 8 so that one is even further out.
Tiberius Marius wrote:, does that mean you will find out if you passes at the same time or only the score will be showed then ?
Tiberius Marius wrote: Third question is concerning the number of questions and the time , and this question is mostly directed at Jeanne. OCA 8 has about double the current number of questions and a reduced time of 60 sec per question. To be honest there is no way i can answer 20+ lines of code questions in less then 1 min , i lack the experience to go trough code that fast . Do you think the format has changed too for those questions making them less time intensive then OCA 7 ?
Tiberius Marius wrote: -Describe the hierarchy of implementing inheritance
Silviu Burcea wrote:That's the new big thing in Java 8, right? Date API is also covered.
Guillermo Ishi wrote:
Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Taking the beta is $50. The exam topics are here. It's similar to the OCA 7 with two new topics: Java 8 Date/Time basics and Lambda basics.
are we confident it doesn't include Java 8 Streams?
Roel De Nijs wrote:Yes, very confident as it's not in the official exam objectives.
Maki Fej wrote:Is this mean the exam can be closed earlier than November 15, 2014?
What if I scedule and exam for example at November 10, and they decide the close date is a week earlier? Is it possible?
Tina Smith wrote:Jeanne - I tried the link to objectives comparison on the blog link about your experiences you posted earlier (blog entry Oct 4). The "objective title/number" link in this sentence - "There is a mapping by objective title/number on CodeRanch" gives me a 401 unauthorized error.
Tina Smith wrote:For those who have taken the Java 8 exam, what were your impressions on difficulty level compared to the Java 7 exam? I am re-familiarizing myself with new Java 8 features this weekend and planning on writing the exam on Monday.
I remember the OCJA 7 (beta) exam I wrote looked like a straightforward test of knowledge, no real trick questions (which surprised me. There were trick questions on my OCJP 7).
Java SE 8 Programmer I webpage wrote:Beta exam score reports will be available in CertView approximately January 26, 2015.
Maki Fej wrote: Looking forward to take OCPJP 8 beta with you guys, when it's available