Ben Pittens wrote:I have read the book from Jeanne Boyarsky and Scott Selikoff OCA Study Guide. and I did a lot of excersises too. I looked okay so I even scheduled my exam for next week at Pearson VUE.
Next, I looked at coderanch and people advised Ethuware.
So I bought Ethuware and did some test exams. And guess what: I realy did a bad job. Score just about 40%, but some tests where less.
Ben Pittens wrote:So the Jeanne Boyarsky and Scott Selikoff book is a very good and easy to read book for the basics but it is certainly not enough I think.
I have to do a lot of practising again to become better.
Ben Pittens wrote:Some people at this forum reference to K&B Java. Does anybody knows what that means? And where I can get/buy that, and is it also for Java 8?
Ben Pittens wrote:Do you have more tips for me for studying?
Ben Pittens wrote:I practise all the chapter exercises of the Boyarsky/Selikoff book and read and did the exercises also on my own system in notepad. (to really learn also coding). And to understand the explanation.
At this moment I copy past every question of the Ethuware test 1 to 3 in Eclypse sometimes in notepad(for compiler exceptions) and look what is hapening and why this is hapening to exercise.
Ben Pittens wrote:My goodness, if they ask at the real exam this kind of questions.
Roel De Nijs wrote:
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Roel De Nijs wrote:
But just for fun you can add a pair of parantheses or add another = to the condition expression and see if this changes things
Ben Pittens wrote:Thanks, Yes I have my Eclipse editor open and learned a lot today with making changes/variations of the Ethuware exercise.
Ben Pittens wrote:I noticed that my problem is I do not yet have enough stable knowledge of theory in the book Boyarsky/Selikoff to use the theory in practice.