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Hello everybody!

My name is Jose Lara, Telecommunications Engineer, currently directing my professional career in the Java world! (Sorry, I could not find any section in the forum to introduce myself).

On 4th of May I will have my OCA exam. I have prepared it using the book "Programmer I & II Study Guide" from Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates.

My question is: Could you recommend me some mock exams for this certificate? I don't know if there is some nice book for it or something else. I know about this program call Enthuware, but I was checking and there are not so many examples. Also, I was doing this free example test and there are some questions that currently are not anymore in the exam (like drag-and-drop) so I am not so sure if this is a good way to practice for the real exam.

Also, would you recommend me to check any other book? I found this one really good, but I am not so sure if it is updated to the current exam topics. If you think that there is something missing, please let me know.

Thank you in advance.

Have a nice day and best regards!
 
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Jose,
Welcome to CodeRanch!

Enthuware is a good choice to supplement the book. The mock exams have over 500 questions so I'm not sure what you mean that it doesn't have many examples.
 
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Jose,
Welcome to CodeRanch!

Enthuware is a good choice to supplement the book. The mock exams have over 500 questions so I'm not sure what you mean that it doesn't have many examples.


Thanks for the welcome Jeanne!

Okay, I didn't check it properly. I just opened the program and saw that the full version has 6 exams more and the free exam version has only a few questions, so I though that the other exams have the same number of questions.

I will buy it, that is quite cheap =P

Thanks for the answer!
 
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Hi Jose Lara,

First of all, a warm welcome to CodeRanch!

Jose Lara wrote:My question is: Could you recommend me some mock exams for this certificate? I don't know if there is some nice book for it or something else. I know about this program call Enthuware, but I was checking and there are not so many examples. Also, I was doing this free example test and there are some questions that currently are not anymore in the exam (like drag-and-drop) so I am not so sure if this is a good way to practice for the real 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).

Jose Lara wrote:Also, would you recommend me to check any other book? I found this one really good, but I am not so sure if it is updated to the current exam topics. If you think that there is something missing, please let me know.

K&B7 is probably the best study guide available on the market for the OCAJP7 (and OCPJP7) certification exam(s). So there is no need to purchase/check any other study guides. But you could always use another study guide as a complementary resource, certainly when your mock exam scores would be (very) low.

Hope it helps!
Kind regards,
Roel
 
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Roel De Nijs wrote:Hi Jose Lara,

First of all, a warm welcome to CodeRanch!

Jose Lara wrote:My question is: Could you recommend me some mock exams for this certificate? I don't know if there is some nice book for it or something else. I know about this program call Enthuware, but I was checking and there are not so many examples. Also, I was doing this free example test and there are some questions that currently are not anymore in the exam (like drag-and-drop) so I am not so sure if this is a good way to practice for the real 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).

Jose Lara wrote:Also, would you recommend me to check any other book? I found this one really good, but I am not so sure if it is updated to the current exam topics. If you think that there is something missing, please let me know.

K&B7 is probably the best study guide available on the market for the OCAJP7 (and OCPJP7) certification exam(s). So there is no need to purchase/check any other study guides. But you could always use another study guide as a complementary resource, certainly when your mock exam scores would be (very) low.

Hope it helps!
Kind regards,
Roel


Thanks so much!

I will check all these links that you mentioned ;)

It is good to know that I used the best study guide hehe Normally I pass all the mock exams that I am trying, but I don't want to risk...

Best regards!
 
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Jose Lara wrote:It is good to know that I used the best study guide hehe Normally I pass all the mock exams that I am trying, but I don't want to risk...

If you are using Enthuware mock exams (or any other mock exams), it might be very useful to read this thread as well. So you don't make the mistake of rushing through all the mock exams. And here you'll find another post with similar advice and another bunch of useful links.

Hope it helps!
Kind regards,
Roel
 
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Roel De Nijs wrote:
Jose Lara wrote:It is good to know that I used the best study guide hehe Normally I pass all the mock exams that I am trying, but I don't want to risk...

If you are using Enthuware mock exams (or any other mock exams), it might be very useful to read this thread as well. So you don't make the mistake of rushing through all the mock exams. And here you'll find another post with similar advice and another bunch of useful links.

Hope it helps!
Kind regards,
Roel


I am going to buy it right now. I was practicing with the mock questions of the Kathy/Bert book and I was answering correctly almost all of them (except for Exceptions topic). Then I tried with the mock exam of the Mala Gupta book and I got 73.3% in my first attempt and it took me 2 hours 8 minutes to solve the 90 questions. I will go through the questions I failed and then I will continue with the Enthuware mock exams.

Thanks for all the advices. I really like this forum.
 
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Jose Lara wrote:Thanks for all the advices. I really like this forum.

Glad to hear you like these forums! That's exactly what CodeRanch staff is trying to achieve: create a friendly place where everybody (regardless of your level) can ask programming questions and get awesome (useful) answers and/or awesome advice.
 
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Hello guys!

I did it! First attempt and 88%

I will write you tomorrow how I studied this certificate in order to help who could be interested.

Thanks for all your advices!

Best regards!
 
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Jose Lara wrote:I did it! First attempt and 88%

Congratz! (I'll reserve the fancy congratulations for when you have shared your experiences )
 
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Roel De Nijs wrote:
Jose Lara wrote:I did it! First attempt and 88%

Congratz! (I'll reserve the fancy congratulations for when you have shared your experiences )


Thanks Roel!

I just wrote another post with my personal "study guide". I hope it will help some people.

http://www.coderanch.com/t/665293/certification-results/certification/Passed-OCA

Best regards.
 
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