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Hello authors
Glad to see you on the forum. I don't have any certification in Java and I don't code on every day basis. I code for leisure and to learn new concepts like lambdas. How much time do you think I should devote to myself certified in Java 8? I know it depends on person to person, but since you know how hard it is any thoughts ?

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Hi Thillai Sakthi,

To prepare for the certification is an effective way to put focus on learning new things. Especially, Java 8 has interesting features - mainly lambda - but also amazing APIs, especially streams and date/time API.

For preparation, if you prepare for 1 hour a day for 10 to 12 weeks, you stand a good chance to pass the exam. It is not to scare you, but the OCP8 exam is reasonably difficult exam, so you need considerable preparation.

All the very best for your exam!
 
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Thank you, really appreciate your candid answer.
 
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