raghav singh wrote: I fail the exam with 57 % today feeling miserable.
raghav singh wrote:I used Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer by Jeanne Boyarsky and Scott Selikoff and OCA/OCP Java SE 7Programmer I & II by Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates.
raghav singh wrote:I have also use eclipse and netbean to test several scenarios. But still couldn't pass the exam.
raghav singh wrote:I am thinking of studying the java specification 8 fully.Maybe with this instead of those study guide I will pass.
raghav singh wrote:Looking for any suggestion how can I pass this exam?
1/ Get rid of your IDE. It's useful when writing production code, but useless when preparing for the OCA exam.
2/ Did you take the Enthuware exams? If yes, which scores did you have on the mock exams?
3/ What's your background (e.g. Java greenhorn, working as a Java developer for 1 year, Java student,...)?
4/ Do you have any idea about why you have failed? Did you run out of time? Did you score poorly on specific topics (e.g. overloading, overriding, String, control flow,...)?
Based on your answers on these questions, I can provide you some advice (besides all the excellent advice you can find in the aforementioned topics).
raghav singh wrote:Yeah sure i will stop using IDE.Concerning my background i am java developer for 1 and 1/2 year. I have developed my own payroll program with mysql and also have applied some basic stuff of hibernate to the project.
raghav singh wrote:I have problem running loop program in my head. I loss count of the increment each time and in the exam the eraseboard was full. Didn't have anyplace to use trace table.
raghav singh wrote:and sometime i can't decide whether a program will compile or not leaving me in a state of confusion.
raghav singh wrote:Also i have problem with exception handling,lambda, and date topics
Well apart from those topics i am weak in using this and super of contructors.
raghav singh wrote:I think i don't know how do i run the class in my head.There is so much to analyze.Where do i start?What to look for?How do i identify traps set by the examiner?
raghav singh wrote:Concerning enthuware... i am buying the licence tomorrow.I think it has 600 questions in it.So it will be good practice for me.
Hope it helps!