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OCPJP 8 preparation

 
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Hi there,

Recently I got my OCA 8 certificate (yay).
For the OCA exam I had a book dedicated at training for the exam.
This helped a lot in understanding the topics and also to train me in answering (trick) questions.
I'm planning do go for OCPJP 8 now. I know there is a lot of information to find on Java 8 in general, but I couldn't find a specific book yet that's aimed at exam training for OCPJP 8.

Ideal would be something like "Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 8 Programmer II Study Guide: Exam 1Z0-809", but I read it is not released until at least December.
My company requires me to get the certification before the end of this year, though.

I wonder, is there equally good material available to prepare for this exam? Or might it be better to wait for this book to come out (and ask my company if its OK to take the exam early 2016 :P)?

Cheers,

Emiel
 
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Emiel de Munck wrote:Hi there,

Recently I got my OCA 8 certificate (yay).
For the OCA exam I had a book dedicated at training for the exam.
This helped a lot in understanding the topics and also to train me in answering (trick) questions.
I'm planning do go for OCPJP 8 now. I know there is a lot of information to find on Java 8 in general, but I couldn't find a specific book yet that's aimed at exam training for OCPJP 8.

Ideal would be something like "Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 8 Programmer II Study Guide: Exam 1Z0-809", but I read it is not released until at least December.
My company requires me to get the certification before the end of this year, though.

I wonder, is there equally good material available to prepare for this exam? Or might it be better to wait for this book to come out (and ask my company if its OK to take the exam early 2016 :P)?

Cheers,

Emiel


About 60-70% of topics on the OCPJP8 match with OCPJP7. So you may use any OCPJP7 book for those. For the rest, which is mainly Lambda and streams, there are several good tutorials on the net. You may start with the official one here: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/collections/streams/
Finally, follow up with mock exams meant specifically for OCPJP8 (AFAIK, our's is the only one as of now and is priced quite reasonably.

OCPJP 8 has gotten rid of several annoying (and not too useful from a practical stand point) topics from OCPJP7 and, in that respect, it is easier than OCPJP7. You may be a little overwhelmed with Lambda and Stream stuff, but if you get your basics right on this topic, questions on the exam are not that hard.

HTH,
Paul.


 
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Ok thank you, I will definitely look into those resources.
 
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