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Starting to study for OCA7 1ZO-803 exam

 
Deniz Yalçın
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Hello guys,

I work as a junior software developer and studied conputer engineering at the university. I need to get certified for Java because I think it will be good for my self confident and resume. So I googled around and find some study materials that I want to share with you.

1. Java How To Program Early Objects by Deitel

2. OCA Java SE7 by Mala Gupta

3.OCA/OCP Java SE7 Programmer I&II Study Guide by Oracle

Well I hope those materials are enough for me to get a passing grade
 
Islam Amin
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Hello Deniz Yalçın,

These are great resources for the preparation. You may add to them the enthuware mock exams as they are of great value and will help you a lot.
Good luck with your preparation.

Regards,
Islam Amin.
 
Roel De Nijs
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Hi Deniz Yalçın,

First of all, a warm welcome to CodeRanch!

Deniz Yalçın wrote:Well I hope those materials are enough for me to get a passing grade

That's a great list with study materials. If you would have checked OcajpFaq or this thread you would have found an overview of study materials (study guides, mock exams,...) without any effort at all The first book in your list I don't know and have never read it, so can't tell if it's good or not. The other two books I have read (and reviewed) and both are really good. And you cna use them both to prepare for the exam. The Enthuware mock exams are also a very popular, qualitative resource (offering excellent value for money).

Hope it helps!
Kind regards,
Roel
 
Deniz Yalçın
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Hi Roel De Nijs,

Thank you for the welcome

I already checked most of the threads here but I do not feel ready to take the mock exams since I was not coding with Java for a long time. The first book seems nice with memorable examples as far as first 4 chapters but I am not planning to go through all of the chapters of it. After I completed first 10 chapters or so I will pass to the other books.

Then I will take a look at the Enthuware mock exams. Thank you for the advice.

Regards,

D.
 
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Deniz Yalçın wrote:Then I will take a look at the Enthuware mock exams. Thank you for the advice.

I would try to keep the Enthuware mock exams to test your knowledge/readiness for the actual exam and not take all these mock exams in one go. These mock exams give you a very good indication of your current level and readiness for the actual exam, but only if you take them like a real exam, meaning: only your score on the first attempt counts and you have to use the appropriate exam duration as well. Your score will probably not drastically increase by taking more mock exams. That's why it's not a good idea to take all mock exams without studying in between. Based on the score and your weak(er) exam objectives, you know which topics/objectives you should focus on more while studying. Of course when you have taken a mock exam, you can use that mock exam for practice too.

Hope it helps!
Kind regards,
Roel
 
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personally i would read Mala's book, then K&B's, as listed.

for me, the former was clearer, the latter more challenging.

i read them the other way around and am going to be going back to a couple of K&B chapters
 
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