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Java SE 8 Programmer I (1Z1-808) & Upgrade to Java SE 8 Programmer (1Z1-810)

 
Igor Baiborodine
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Hello,

I took the Java 8 OCA beta exam in November last year and recently received a confirmation that I passed it with a score of 75%.

Also, I took the Java 8 Upgrade beta exam today. Since the beta period ends on the 18th of April, I wll get results not earlier than the mid of June
My primary preparation source for the exam was the Java 8 in Action book.
I also compiled/implemented some kind of resources reference with examples for the exam topics.

Cheers,

Igor
 
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Congratulations.
How deep knowledge of javascript in Nashorn question are required?
 
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Congrats and keep up the good work.
 
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Congratulations!
 
Igor Baiborodine
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RE: How deep knowledge of javascript in Nashorn question are required?

Basic knowledge of Javascript will suffice.
 
Vasile Irimia
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How was the upgrade exam. Can you give examples of questions ? Was the info in the book java8 in action enough to answer the questions ?
 
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Vasile Irimia wrote:Can you give examples of questions ?

That's against Oracle's certification policy!
 
Igor Baiborodine
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Exactly, that's against the Oracle's policy. I suggest you look into the examples I implemented while preparing for the exam - it should give an idea what to expect.
 
Vasile Irimia
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Why would it be. Plenty of other exams have books with example questions (java 5,6,7). Also the topics are public.
No books with examples for java 8 yet.
 
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Scott and I are working on our OCP 8 book now. A mock question is different than an example question. And example question implies it is based on the exam. Mock questions are questions the authors wrote. They are often harder than what is on the exam. This might be an English distinction, but I consider asking for examples of what is on the exam to be against Oracle's policy, but not a mock question.
 
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Roughly how many questions where there and how long did you get? The Oracle website says 150-225 for the duration and some info on the Beta exam policy for the number of questions..
 
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Hello Will,

Here are the highlights:
1. 126 questions/3 hours
2. I completed about 110 questions, my compiler was kinda slow that day
3. Most of the questions are "be-the-compiler" questions on lambdas and streams
4. You'd better to know by heart the main built-in lambda types and Streams APIs, and some practice wouldn't hurt either
5. Streams.peek() is not on the topics list but I had a few questions on it.
A small number of stream operations, such as forEach() and peek(), can operate only via side-effects; these should be used with care.

See for more details: http://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/api/java/util/stream/package-summary.html

Cheers,

Igor
 
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Hi Igor,

It's weak argument, but peek() is on exam, because it's in scope of accompanying Oracle training - Java SE 8 New Features (D80895GC10) in the intermediate operations section. The 1Z0-810 is heavily based on that training.

Best regards,
MZ



 
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