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shweta patiljadhav
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Hello!

I want some guidance to study for JAVA OCA exam, I have covered all topics from Mala Gupta's book and aslo I have practice code.

Please tell me now how to proceed, questions in Enthuware are bit difficult for me, when I practiced in topic COnstructor.

Thanks,
Shweta
 
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shweta patiljadhav wrote:Please tell me now how to proceed, questions in Enthuware are bit difficult for me, when I practiced in topic COnstructor.

If Enthuware questions are still difficult for you, there are plenty of things you can do: study more and harder, write more code snippets, don't use an IDE to write code snippets, use another study guide as a complementary resource,...

As you are using Enthuware mock exams, it might be very useful to read this thread as well. So you don't mke the mistake of rushing through all the mock exams.

Hope it helps!
Kind regards,
Roel
 
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Thank you very much Roel for the help!
What is Enthuware software? I could just find Enthuware book on Amezon.com ....
when should I think that , yes now I am ready for the Enthuware mock tests? without using IDE how to run the code then?
When I read book for certification, I feel like yes, I know so many concepts .... I think I am prepared and when I see code, questions....I think I freeze and not able to apply the concept that I know...
If it is theory question I will be able to do that, but if it is big code based question then it will be difficult for me....then I start thinking that may be I need to solve so many questions that may be after solving few questions I will be able to apply my knowledge ..... Thank you very much in advance ......
 
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shweta patiljadhav wrote: What is Enthuware software? I could just find Enthuware book on Amezon.com ....

You have Enthuware in a book version (which you can find and buy on Amazon), but you also have a software version which is probably one of the best simulations of the actual exam on the market. You'll find the link to the Enthuware mock exams in this topic. It contains an up-to-date overview of all available resource for both the OCA7 and OCA8 exams.

shweta patiljadhav wrote:when should I think that , yes now I am ready for the Enthuware mock tests?

Enthuware has 6 different mock exams I believe. So you can take the first one and if you score 60% or less, you know you have to study much harder. If you score 80% or more, you know you are on the right track.

shweta patiljadhav wrote:without using IDE how to run the code then?

Using javac to compile your class and java to run/execute your class. At first it will probably be a (little) bit harder than using an IDE, but you'll definitely benefit from it. It's also mentioned by other ranchers following this advice (e.g. here). And here you'll find different opinions about this topic. And here you'll find another bunch of reasons for not using an IDE while preparing for the OCA exam.

shweta patiljadhav wrote:When I read book for certification, I feel like yes, I know so many concepts .... I think I am prepared and when I see code, questions....I think I freeze and not able to apply the concept that I know...
If it is theory question I will be able to do that, but if it is big code based question then it will be difficult for me....then I start thinking that may be I need to solve so many questions that may be after solving few questions I will be able to apply my knowledge .....

That's definitely a sign you still don't have a good, solid understanding of all these concepts. So you should keep studying (maybe use another study guide as a complementary resource) and write tons of code snippets using nothing but your favourite text editor and javac/java (no IDEĀ°.

Hope it helps!
Kind regards,
Roel
 
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Thank you very much Roel! this is just last question, Solving lots of questions will help or not? instead of revising all chapters? solving lots of questions will make me think in different ways? instead of studying from 2-3 books? Thanks a ton for helping...I am really confused a lot!
 
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shweta patiljadhav wrote:Solving lots of questions will help or not? instead of revising all chapters? solving lots of questions will make me think in different ways? instead of studying from 2-3 books?

If you don't have a good understanding of all concepts (by studying 1 or more study guides), answering and solving lots of questions will not help you. Once you have a solid and good understanding of all concepts (exam objectives) you can answer/solve a boatload of questions to improve your test taking techniques and time management and not get fooled by trick questions and so on. But you first need the knowledge!
 
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