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deepak kumarsharma
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Hello everyone... I started my preparation for ocpjp6 two weeks back...
studying the whole two weeks I covered almost everything mentioned in the book OCA JAVA SE 7 by Mala Gupta..
so i decided to give the Mock Exam given in the book...
I gave the test this morning and got 75℅ i.e. 68 out of 90...

i don't know whether the level of questions were tough or easy as i haven't given any mock test before...
can i consider this score a good start for my ocpjp6...

P.S. I am aiming 90%+ in the real Ocpjp6

thank you...
 
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Deepak,
You have a lot more studying to do. Without even worrying about the score, there is no OCPJP 6. There is an OCJP 6. It covers more material than the OCA 7. For example, IO, threads, regular expressions, etc. I recommend either getting a book that targets the SCJP/OCJP 6. (K&B is good) or taking the OCA 7.
 
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sir...
i know the journey is long...
i m just asking if my strt is good...
now i m going to jump to SCJP by K&B...
 
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Any start is good . i'm not sure how to answer that.

ps - I'm female.
 
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I gave the test this morning and got 75℅ i.e. 68 out of 90...

i think it easer. try enthuware question it little harder or equal for OCA then real, and main try to point weaker topics and work with it.
 
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deepak kumarsharma wrote:Hello everyone... I started my preparation for ocpjp6 two weeks back...
studying the whole two weeks I covered almost everything mentioned in the book OCA JAVA SE 7 by Mala Gupta..

Since Java 7, Oracle has split the certification in 2 parts: the OCA one is the entry-level exam and covers java and OO basics. The OCP is the more advanced exam and covers a lot of advanced topics (generics, threads, concurrency, jdbc, file i/o, nio2.0,...). So you need to pass 2 exams to become OCPJP certified. Before Java 7 you only needed to take just 1 exam (OCPJP5 or OCPJP6) to become OCPJP certified, but this exam (of course) covers both java and OO basics and the more advanced topics (generics, threads, file i/o,...). So it's harder to pass for the OCPJP6 than it would be for the OCAJP7.

If you prepare using the OCA 7 study guide by Mala Gupta you have taken a good start in becoming certified. But this book prepares you for the OCAJP7 exam, so that's Java and OO basics. Meaning you still have a long journey ahead, because you need to study all advanced topics as well before you can take the OCPJP6 exam.

deepak kumarsharma wrote:so i decided to give the Mock Exam given in the book...
I gave the test this morning and got 75℅ i.e. 68 out of 90...

i don't know whether the level of questions were tough or easy as i haven't given any mock test before...

The mock exam of Mala Gupta's study guide is considered to be a little bit easier than the actual exam. If you want a very good indication of your current (java) certification level, just buy the Enthuware mock exam software for the OCPJP6 exam. It's just a few bucks and offers an excellent value for money. If you score 80% or more on these mock exams, you'll definitely pass the exam.

deepak kumarsharma wrote:now i m going to jump to SCJP by K&B...

Another excellent choice! You also have a seperate book (of the same authors) with 4 practice exams especially written for the OCPJP6 exam

Happy studying!
Kind regards,
Roel
 
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Without even worrying about the score, there is no OCPJP 6. There is an OCJP 6.

I don't agree with this one: if you pass the 1Z0-851 exam, you'll become an Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 6 Programmer. So you'll still be an Oracle Certified Professional (OCP). The only difference between OCPJP6 and OCPJP7, is (as explained in my previous post) for the latter one you have to pass two exams (instead of just one exam for the first one).
 
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Roel De Nijs wrote:
Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Without even worrying about the score, there is no OCPJP 6. There is an OCJP 6.

I don't agree with this one: if you pass the 1Z0-851 exam, you'll become an Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 6 Programmer. So you'll still be an Oracle Certified Professional (OCP). The only difference between OCPJP6 and OCPJP7, is (as explained in my previous post) for the latter one you have to pass two exams (instead of just one exam for the first one).

I think this is a semantic thing. The book isn't going to say OCP on it. (I do agree you get an OCP cert.) But my main point was the OCA book isn't going to prepare one for the Java 6 version of the exam.
 
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:But my main point was the OCA book isn't going to prepare one for the Java 6 version of the exam.

Totally agree!
 
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hiii

I want to give java certification exam. which one is the entry level exam OCPJP or OCAJP ??
 
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mahesh devda wrote:hiii

I want to give java certification exam. which one is the entry level exam OCPJP or OCAJP ??

OCAJP. (The OCPJP has OCAJP as a pre-req)
 
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thanks Jeanne Boyarsky .

how many papers are there in OCAJP ?
 
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mahesh devda wrote:how many papers are there in OCAJP ?

I think this is an Indian English vs American English thing. I'm not sure what a paper is. There is one exam that you take to get OCAJP certified.
 
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Hi mahesh devda,

First of all, a warm welcome to CodeRanch!

mahesh devda wrote:I want to give java certification exam. which one is the entry level exam OCPJP or OCAJP ??

The entry level exam is OCAJP (7 or 8). You need to pay, take and pass 1 exam to become OCAJP certified. If you like to proceed and get OCPJP certified, you need to pay, take and pass another exam. So since Java 7 you need to take and pass 2 exams to become OCPJP certified.

If money is an issue you could prepare for the (old) OCPJP6 exam. This exam combines the java & oo basics with a bunch of advanced topics (generics, file i/o, threads, inner classes,...). So it's much harder than the OCAJP exam (which is entry-level and covers just java & oo basics). But taking and passing just 1 exam will grant you the OCPJP certification.

All questions on these exams are multiple choice.

Hope it helps!
Kind regards,
Roel
 
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Roel De Nijs wrote:Hi mahesh devda,

First of all, a warm welcome to CodeRanch!

mahesh devda wrote:I want to give java certification exam. which one is the entry level exam OCPJP or OCAJP ??

The entry level exam is OCAJP (7 or 8). You need to pay, take and pass 1 exam to become OCAJP certified. If you like to proceed and get OCPJP certified, you need to pay, take and pass another exam. So since Java 7 you need to take and pass 2 exams to become OCPJP certified.

If money is an issue you could prepare for the (old) OCPJP6 exam. This exam combines the java & oo basics with a bunch of advanced topics (generics, file i/o, threads, inner classes,...). So it's much harder than the OCAJP exam (which is entry-level and covers just java & oo basics). But taking and passing just 1 exam will grant you the OCPJP certification.

All questions on these exams are multiple choice.

Hope it helps!
Kind regards,
Roel






thank you Roel
i got it
 
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