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Hi guys,

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. 

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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.

 
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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.
 
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Sama,
Neither of those are on the exam. Nested classes are on the OCP. Bitwise operators were removed from the exam many years ago (pre Java 7).
 
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Hi Sama Willson,

First of all, a warm welcome to CodeRanch!

Sama Willson wrote:Thanks in advance for replying.

I have contacted the Oracle Certification Program (OCP) Team to report that the provided OCAJP7 sample questions are not appropriate at all for the OCAJP7 certification exam.

Sama Willson wrote:Also some of the curriculum they have posted here was not covered in the material(Nested classes and bitwise shift operators)

At the bottom of that page is a link to give Oracle some feedback about complaints, comments, and/or suggestions. So that's exactly what I did

Let's see what happens. Keep you posted!

Kind regards,
Roel
 
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Sama,
Neither of those are on the exam. Nested classes are on the OCP. Bitwise operators were removed from the exam many years ago (pre Java 7).

Thanks for clearing that up for me, Jeanne. I appreciate the help.
 
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Roel De Nijs wrote:Hi Sama Willson,

First of all, a warm welcome to CodeRanch!

Sama Willson wrote:Thanks in advance for replying.

I have contacted the Oracle Certification Program (OCP) Team to report that the provided OCAJP7 sample questions are not appropriate at all for the OCAJP7 certification exam.

Sama Willson wrote:Also some of the curriculum they have posted here was not covered in the material(Nested classes and bitwise shift operators)

At the bottom of that page is a link to give Oracle some feedback about complaints, comments, and/or suggestions. So that's exactly what I did

Let's see what happens. Keep you posted!

Kind regards,
Roel


Hi Joel,

Thanks for the warm welcome and for informing Oracle about these errors on behalf of all the OCAJP 7 candidates. I really appreciate the help.
 
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Sama Willson wrote:Hi Joel

No Joel here in the Big Moose Saloon
 
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Roel De Nijs wrote:
Sama Willson wrote:Hi Joel

No Joel here in the Big Moose Saloon


Roel! I apologize 
 
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Sama Willson wrote:I apologize

No problem at all
 
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Roel De Nijs wrote:I have contacted the Oracle Certification Program (OCP) Team to report that the provided OCAJP7 sample questions are not appropriate at all for the OCAJP7 certification exam.

Today I got the following response:
OCP Team wrote:Dear Roel,

Thank you for providing the details. We will check on your feedback and suggestion with the respective exam owners and provide an update in 2 business days.

Sincerely,
OCP Team


So stay tuned for a follow-up response within two business days
 
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And here is the follow-up reply:
OCP Team wrote:Dear Roel,

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.
We thank you for your input and interest in this topic.

Sincerely,
OCP Team
 
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