Jain Amit wrote:
The pattern followed was take a test, review the test and the mistakes made and take another test after 10 days.
Jain Amit wrote:I am really disturbed and need some guidance from fellow mates.
Jain Amit wrote:1. I have 8 - 10 years of pure C programming experience. I know basic Java & Python programming. Few months ago I decided to prepare for OCA - Java 7 and was planning to take tests in Sep/Oct. I have read K & B 7 and Mala Gupta's book and have a fair understanding of Java. I can easily write and understand Java code at an intermediate level.
Jain Amit wrote:The pattern followed was take a test, review the test and the mistakes made and take another test after 10 days.
Jain Amit wrote:4. Looking at test reports it appears all my Java fundamentals are poor. I am right now is a state of shock as I cannot understand what to do next.
Jain Amit wrote:Any help/suggestions are welcome.
Guillermo Ishi wrote:Personally, not only did I review them to the point where I understood them completely, but real often I would copy/paste part of the explanation at the bottom into a text file that I kept and before I took the next test I would run through that text file. It would probably be even better to write that by hand in a notebook.
Jain Amit wrote:My main motive of taking OCA is to add it to my resume and switch my domain i.e. move from embedded programming to Enterprise/Big Data world. I analysed 35% questions of my last test and found either I don't understand the concepts fundamentally or few silly mistakes creep up. I also get bogged down by analysing my test results and re-reading K&B again. Maybe I am not mentally prepared for this right now. I may rethink on taking OCA but not decided yet.
Jain Amit wrote:Any suggestions on how to switch domain without taking OCA? I am facing mid-life career crisis and need to spend some time in another domain to continue the learning.