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Does "Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide, Jeanne Boyarsky Scott Selik" enough for 808 exam

 
Hassan Salem
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I have finished "Study Guide, Jeanne Boyarsky Scott Selik" and now i plan to solve the three practice exams and take 4 Enthuware exams. According to this plan, I will choose 18 Oct for OCA 808. So do you think this is enough or I should study from another book and what the another book will provide?
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Roel De Nijs
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Hi Hassan Salem,

First of all, a warm welcome to CodeRanch!

Hassan Salem wrote:I have finished "Study Guide, Jeanne Boyarsky Scott Selik" and now i plan to solve the three practice exams and take 4 Enthuware exams. According to this plan, I will choose 18 Oct for OCA 808. So do you think this is enough or I should study from another book and what the another book will provide?

The study guide by Jeanne and Scott will teach you everything you need to know to pass the OCA8 exam. But to pass you need of course a good and solid understanding of all the concepts (exam objectives). Using the mock exams from the book and the Enthuware mock exams you can get some test taking practice and see if your knowledge is good enough to be able to pass the exam.
If I were you, I would now take the first Enthuware mock exam in exam mode (so with the time deadline). The score you'll get on the exam will be a very good indicator of your current level and if you can take the OCA8 exam in 10 days. If you score 80% or more, you are on the right track. But if you score 60% or less, you'll probably need to prepare yourself more by studying harder, writing more code snippets (preferably without using an IDE), and so on. If you have a low score on Enthuware it mostly means your knowledge is not yet on the desired level and taking more mock exams without additional studying won't increase your score. So you should not do that, because you are waisting a very useful resource.

Hope it helps!
Kind regards,
Roel
 
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