I am preparing for the OCAJP 1Z0-803 exam. I have been using Mala Gupta - OCA Java SE 7 Programmer I and OCA/OCP Java SE & Programmer Study guide as my reference materials. I recently also downloaded the Enthuware test studio to further help me with the preparation. However, today I looked at some sample OCAJP sample questions on the Oracle site. Oracle OCAJP sample questions. and they are vastly different from the questions I have encountered so far in my study material. I see questions related to JDBC, DAO's etc which werent covered in both the books the I have been using. Are these topics included in the OCAJP 1Z0-803 exam? If not, then why do the sample questions have these topics? I am really confused.
Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Sama,
Those are out of scope for the OCA exam. I don't know why Oracle would put them on the website. All of those but #2 are out of scope for the OCA exam.
I dont know either. Also some of the curriculum they have posted here was not covered in the material(Nested classes and bitwise shift operators) I have been reading ( both Mala Gupta and Bates & Sierra). Have they been added recently? There seems to be a disparity between the source material and the curriculum.
Based on the update from exam owners, We are in the process of updating the sample questions and we will look into if the new set is more relevant to the actual test objectives.
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