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Preparation for OCPJP 8 Beta

 
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Hello,

I received one e-mail from Oracle yesterday encouraging me to take the OCPJP 8 Beta exam (1Z1-809). Looks like it is a promotion where every certified OCAJP 8 is geting a free exam voucher!

Since i recently obtained the OCAJP 8 and there is a limited time to take the OCPJP i am almost convinced that there is a low chance of success because of the preparation time. However, it is free so i'll give it a try.

It is a beta exam, so there are no preparation guides published yet. Considering this, i need some recommendations and possible study lines to prepare myself. I am thinking to start with the OCPJP 7 study guides and than searching for something focused on the upgrade exam content.

Thanks,
 
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Java SE8 for the Really Impatient: A Short Course on the Basics
i read than this book is good for preparation, also while you preparing some of more experienced ranchers give you it`s advise (for study book).
 
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Victor Bogo wrote:It is a beta exam, so there are no preparation guides published yet. Considering this, i need some recommendations and possible study lines to prepare myself. I am thinking to start with the OCPJP 7 study guides and than searching for something focused on the upgrade exam content.


That's a good strategy. I mapped the OCPJP 7 and OCPJP 8 objectives so you can see what you need to learn. And also, what is out of scope. For example, learning regular expressions is a useful skill. But it's not on the exam, so it would be better to do so after you take the beta. The scope has shrunk substantially on concurrency and JDBC as well.
 
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Victor,

For Java 7 related topics, you can refer to Upgrade to Java SE 7 Programmer Guide

For Java-8 related topics on the 1Z1-809 exam:
  • Lambda Built-in Functional Interfaces
  • Java Stream API
  • Use Java SE 8 Date/Time API
  • You can refer to
    1. My Notes
    2. Upgrade to Java SE 8 Programmer Study Guide

     
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