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Completed oracle certification 1Z0-803 with 88%

 
A Kshirsagar
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Hello Ranchers,
I recently joined coderanch and I must say this forum is awesome.
I have been a mainframe programmer for past 10 years, programming mainly using COBOL, CICS (web services and BMS), JCL, Rexx and DB2.
Lately, Java is making a lot of buzz on the big iron, so I started taking interest in it.

I came to know about this forum when I had already started preparing for the certification. Missed out on 20% discount as I had already purchased the voucher from Oracle.
A friend had recommended Mala Gupta's book, so I used it for my preparation.
I came to know about the Enthuware tests after joining the forum. They are a wonderful resource and attractively priced. Like others on the forum, I highly recommend them.

I Scored <50% in first couple of tests and then I worked hard on the areas where I was weak by reading the topics from the book again.
By the last day test, I was able to score 74%. I must say that fear of failure was a big motivator.

Preparation time - about a month. I don't write a lot of Java programs and I used Eclipse as crutches but that wasn't a problem for the exam.
 
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Congrats !. It is good to know that you are enjoying with Java after you moved from mainframe technologies.
 
A Kshirsagar
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Thanks but I still very much work on mainframes.
However, I wouldn't mind taking the next gig in Java on distributed platform.
 
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