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JAVA OCA SE7 Exam

 
shweta patiljadhav
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Hello Everyone!

I am a software Engineer and I have done my BE before 5 years now...I have done my MBA after my BE and worked using my MBA qualification only....BUT now I want to work in software again...
I have studied JAVA during my BE and I am not bad in it.....I have started studying for JAVA OCA SE7 exam......

Please guide me how to proceed as, I wasn't in touch with JAVA for few years .... I remember few concepts ....
Do I need to focus on code or I need to read everything first......I don't have work experience in JAVA ......would that matter?

Please guide me.....will it be bit difficult for a person like me to pass this exam?

Thank you very much in advance.....please help!
 
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shweta patiljadhav wrote:Please guide me how to proceed as, I wasn't in touch with JAVA for few years .... I remember few concepts ....
Do I need to focus on code or I need to read everything first......I don't have work experience in JAVA ......would that matter?

Use one of the many study guides for the OCA7 exam. You'll find an overview here. If you have a solid understanding of all concepts covered in these study guides, you know everything to pass the actual exam. Not having work experience in Java is not required to pass the exam, but that would probably mean you'll have to study harder and spend more time preparing (as someone who works as a Java programmer gets every day several hours of Java practice and you don't).

shweta patiljadhav wrote:Please guide me.....will it be bit difficult for a person like me to pass this exam?

I don't know you, so that's impossible to tell. But with a good study guide, the Enthuware mock exams, many hours of studying and lots of dedication I'm pretty sure you'll be able to pass the OCA7 exam.

In the OcajpFaq (besides other very useful information) and this thread you'll find an overview of all available resources (study guides, mock exams,...) to thorougly prepare yourself for the certification exam. And on the OcajpWallOfFame you'll find plenty of (links to) experiences from other ranchers (including resources they have used). So it can be useful to determine which resources are useful (and which are not).

Hope it helps!
Kind regards,
Roel
 
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Thznk you very much Roel..... I am using Mala Gupta's book for preparation....do I need to use more books to complete my study? Do I need to read theory first and code or just do lots of coding? Thanks
 
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shweta patiljadhav wrote:do I need to use more books to complete my study? Do I need to read theory first and code or just do lots of coding?

You don't need another study guide. Mala Gupta is just fine. But you can always decide to buy another study guide to use it as a complementary study guide.

Probably the combination of reading theory and writing lots of code will give you the best result. And preferrably you write code using your favourite text editor and javac/java (and not use an IDE). Learning a programming language is like driving a car: you don't learn to drive a car by just reading a book, you need to get your hands dirty and write code, lots of code!
 
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