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On the change of OCP 804 exam (number of questions from 90 to 66)

 
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When I passed my OCA 803 exam on Aug. 20, I checked the website of Oracle and was told that I need to finish 90 questions in 150 minutes. But today I am very surprised to find that Oracle has changed the number of questions for 804 exam from 90 to 66, although the duration is not changing (still 150 minutes).

Does this mean that each question is longer and/or harder than before? Anyone has the experience of OCP 804 exam in its new format (66 questions)?

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That's an interesting question.
I didn't noticed the significant change in the questions number.
I also passed the 1Z0-803 attending the exam with 90 questions.
Passing score (65%) might be the same though...

Anyone who can provide any feedback?
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I recently passed the exam. Yes there are only 66 questions and they were very similar to enthuware questions.
 
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Hi, Lakshithaa,

Thank you for your reply.

Can you tell me whether you have a lot of time left b/c there are only 66 questions?

How about the length of each question? Did you meet many questions with a super long code to read during your 804 exam?

Thank you for your time again.

S.
 
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Yes it only took me like 1 hour and 20min to finish it. My score was 75% and i saw that i have missed some really easy questions. Just like you i thought questions will be really long and complex since they reduced the number of questions but they were not that difficult actually. If you can get around 70% for enthuware exams i think you are good to go..
 
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Thanks, Lakshithaa! That's good to hear! And it seems Oracle has lowered the bar for OCP 804, based on what you described, although it doesn't look like Oracle's typical behavior.

Lakshithaa, thank you for sharing your unique experience, which dispels my misgivings.
 
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Finally I took my OCP 804 exam yesterday morning and passed it with my score of 83%.

I spent 12 days on preparing for OCA 803 exam (from Aug 8th to Aug 20th) and passed it with my score of 71% (very low:( ). After that, I moved my way to prepare for OCP 804 exam and earned my score much higher than my OCA 803 exam. Well, I'd say K&B is a bible book and I learned a lot from reading it from cover to cover. Surprisingly, I find the two mock exams contained in the CD of this book is horrible in (i) wording and (ii) wrong answers. So take Enthuware's mock exams (only $9.95).

I'm a student and took two Java courses in a community college from last Fall. That's it.
 
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