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Passed OCAJP 8 (Exam 1Z0-808) with 88%

 
Arun Gajraj
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Hey guys!

Writing for the first time in coderanch forum.

Happy to say that I've passed the Java SE 8 Programmer I exam with 88%. Now I can say I'm "certified" It took me about 3 months for prepping in the middle of my busy routines (Weekends were a delight), And 1 whole month for mocks and to narrow down areas where I'm less familiar with. Thanks to fellow coderanchers whose discussions clarified my doubts. And thanks to "valar" who kept pushing me when I was down and thought I couldn't do this.

Books I've used:

1. OCAOCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide (Exams 1Z0-803 & 1Z0-804) By Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates.

I would say this book has more detailing to it than Jeanne & Scott. For takers, if you have more time I would suggest you go with this. It gave me clearer understanding but due to short in time I switched to Jeanne.

2. OCA: Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide: Exam 1Z0-808 -Jeanne Boyarsky, Scott Selikoff : For the parts that were newly included in 1Z0-808

For Mocks, I took the OCAJP Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 7 Programmer Practice Exams (1Z0-803) with a stopwatch. (This book alone is more than what you would need). My Scores were 71%, 66%, 71% 65%, and 75% in the last day test.
I'ts a bit tough than the real exam as some say. Also took all the review and self test questions from the books.


"Fall seven times, stand up eight." - Japanese Proverb

 
Paul Anilprem
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Congratulations, Arun!!
Glad to know our material was helpful in your preparation
 
Krishna Srinivasan
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Congrats Arun!!

It's glad to know that you have scored 88%.It's really a nice score. Are you planning to prepare for OCPJP?
 
Arun Gajraj
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Yep! Going to.
 
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