Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:We have a page that compares the two exams. As you can see, most of it is the same. Which means you can mainly use K&B and then supplement with the relevant Java 8 only sections.
c banta wrote:I actually prefer your book over the Seirra and Bates, I find that it holds my attention much better. Would it be foolish to use your book on 8 to prep for the 7 test?
Paul Anilprem wrote: It might be a little tricky because some conceptual changes in Java 8 affect the answers for Java 7 exam.
Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:
One question though - if you haven't bought your exam voucher/test yet, why not just take the OCA 8? it's a more recent version of the exam and you already have/like the book for it.
c banta wrote:I'm currently studying for the OCA 7 exam and have the Seirra and Bates book as well as the Boyarsky & Selikoff book for 8.
c banta wrote:I'm finding that I can read and retain the B&S book better, I know there's a few differences with 7 and 8, but will the B&S adequately prepare me for the OCA7 exam?
c banta wrote:I originally purchased your book figuring I might as well get the most recent cert if I'm going to be doing it, but got that bubble popped fairly quickly.
c banta wrote:This is my second crack at the Java certs
c banta wrote:thank you for answering my questions so quickly at that, I had not expected that at all!