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Which resources to use for OCAJP8 certification?

 
Shank Possible
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Congratulations ...
Recently i decided on taking the exam IZ-808 and 809
just a small help
it it better to have both

OCA: Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer I

OCA: Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer II

i was thinking i already have little knowledge on basics and anyway part 2 would contain all part 1 contains
or is it better to have both part 1


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Suketu Patel
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Hi Shank Possible,
Thanks for your compliments.

i was thinking i already have little knowledge on basics and anyway part 2 would contain all part 1 contains
or is it better to have both part 1


It is nice to hear that you have deceided to go for a certification... As per my suggestion go for 1Z0-808 first, because it will improve your fundamental knowladge of Java SE 8. After clear this exam go for the next one 1Z0-809 because even if you go for the second one first you have to clear the fist one otherwise you will not be certified OCP, because it is a prerequisite to be an OCA to get certified OCP.

Again I suggest you to go for the OCA first...

Good luck for your exam in advance...
 
Shank Possible
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Thanks Suketu for such fast reply
may be i didnt put the question properly i was sure that we need to get IZ-808 before IZ-809
I was just confused for the book by scott
is it k to needed to have both
or just part 2 would do i.e. for iz-809
I wouldn't like to have same chapters repeated
any how i was planning to give both exam within a month
Or is there anything special in part 1 which i wouldnt find in part 2
 
Suketu Patel
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Hi Shank,

Part 1 by Jeanne & Scott contain full exam objectives for exam 1Z0-808... And part 2 contains full exam objectives for exam 1Z0-809. Part 2 chapters contain objectives for second exam. if you think that you are good enough to pass the first exam then you do not need to by the first book, but yes part 2 contains only exam 2 topic with little bit of part 1 (Just revise not in detail, you have to have book for the details). Please check https://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=5001&get_params=p_exam_id:1Z0-808 this link for the exam objectives for 1Z0-808. If you know all these then go for the exam. But please try Enthuware mock exam before that.

I hope this will help, please feel free to clear any doubt.
 
Roel De Nijs
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Hi,

First of all, a warm welcome to CodeRanch!

i was thinking i already have little knowledge on basics and anyway part 2 would contain all part 1 contains
or is it better to have both part 1

Both study guides are especially written for that certification exam. So the OCP version of the study guide will cover all exam topics required for the OCPJP8 certification exam and it will probably also cover a few of the exam topics of the OCAJP8 certification exam. But that's definitely not the in-depth coverage required to pass the OCAJP8 exam. It's nothing more but a summary and/or high-level repetition of those exam topics because you still need to know them for the OCPJP8 certification exam. So besides this excellent forum you definitely need to buy an OCAJP8 certification study guide and probably Enthuware mock exams (to monitor your progress and have an objective indication of your readiness for the actual exam).

In the OcajpFaq (besides other very useful information) and this thread you'll find an overview of all available resources (study guides, mock exams,...) to thorougly prepare yourself for the certification exam. And on the OcajpWallOfFame you'll find plenty of (links to) experiences from other ranchers (including resources they have used). So it can be useful to determine which resources are useful (and which are not).

Hope it helps!
Kind regards,
Roel
 
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