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Passed OCP 1Z0-809 with 93%

 
mac gemini
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Hi, just wanted to share my experience about the exam. (my score - 93%)
It was a lot harder than OCA which i've passed 2 mths ago

If you want to be sure of the final success be prepared for questions on Streams and lambdas.
The second most important topic was concurrency (I think). Rest of questions were equally divided between the the exam topics.

I've started to code in Java few mths ago - but gained 2 yrs of experience with C# already. Now doing some stuff in Hadoop so I thought Java would be a better choice.

Below you can find some reference materials I went through:
https://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/
http://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/

Also the book : http://www.amazon.com/OCP-Certified-Professional-Programmer-1Z1-809/dp/1119067901
and tests from enthuware

The preparation took me around 1,5 mths.

If you want to be good at something you need to practice
So write a lot of code end examine how things work yourself. This is the best way to learn new APIs

Good luck!
 
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WOW, nice score Mac!

The OCP 1Z0-809 is a hard exam to get above 90% on (or even above 80% for that matter). As you noticed, and Jeanne and I have been saying this since we took the betas, it is a much more difficult exam than the OCA. In part, because the material is much broader than the OCA material. You could end up get three separate objectives in a single question and not see them anywhere else on the exam. This is as opposed to the OCA exam which tends to repeat concepts/topics more.

Anyway, have a drink , you earned it. If you have a moment, please write about your experiences in a review of our book on Amazon. It may help others searching for exam material. Congrats again!
 
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Congratulations! Great score indeed
 
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Too Good Mac !!
Congratulations !!!
 
Robbie Gooi
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Great score Mac!

Do you remember getting any questions about topics listed in this thread?
 
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