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Starting the Sybex OCA book - n00b

 
travis thompson
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Hi all,

Just got through chapter one. About to take the chapter review test.

On the preassesment I got every single question wrong. Clearly I have my work cut out for me.

I need to obtain this cert within 6 months. here we go!
 
Narayana Bojja
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Hi travis thompson,

I need to obtain this cert within 6 months.

Do you have Java working experience ? or Do you know Java basics ??. If you say Yes for any one of those questions , No need to spent 6 months time for OCAJP exam . Because it just covers Java language basics in depth. Yo need to get Clear understanding about all exam objectives which are mentioned in OCAJP 7/8 . You didn'nt mention which exam you are taking. No OCAJP requires 6 months.
Even you are beginner  two and half months or two months time is enough. I can give you few suggestions.

1. When you complete each chapter , note down important points even the book contains summary points.

2. Do not take any test till you get clear understanding.

3. Revise the concepts multiple times.

4. Analyse each concept practically.

Hope it helps !
 
Ganesh Patekar
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Welcome to CodeRanch!

Here are some link which might be useful whilst preparing for this exam.

For OCAJP Faq Click here --->OCAJP Faq

For OCA 7/8 study materials click here --->OCA 7/8 study materials

For OCA Java SE 7/8 Exam updates --->OCA Java SE 7/8 Exam updates

If you have any question about OCAJP 7/8 Or about any other topic, you can use search option which is in menu that is an easy way to get already answered questions as you may have Or yet not satisfied you can always create here --->OCAJP Or in respective forum.

If want to know experience and resources of users who passed this exam click here --->Ocajp Wall Of Fame read story column. Click here to see one of them.
 
travis thompson
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Narayana Bojja wrote:Hi travis thompson,

I need to obtain this cert within 6 months.

Do you have Java working experience ? or Do you know Java basics ??. If you say Yes for any one of those questions , No need to spent 6 months time for OCAJP exam . Because it just covers Java language basics in depth. Yo need to get Clear understanding about all exam objectives which are mentioned in OCAJP 7/8 . You didn'nt mention which exam you are taking. No OCAJP requires 6 months.
Even you are beginner  two and half months or two months time is enough. I can give you few suggestions.

1. When you complete each chapter , note down important points even the book contains summary points.

2. Do not take any test till you get clear understanding.

3. Revise the concepts multiple times.

4. Analyse each concept practically.

Hope it helps !


Hi Narayana,

Thanks for the great advice! No, I don't have any work experience programming in Java. I have been in IT for about eight years. I've created basic scripts and worked a bit with Powershell.

That's good to hear that even a beginner could get it done in two months!

I am taking the OCAJP 8 exam.

I've learned a lot already going through chapter one of the Sybex book. I read slowly, and made sure I understood concepts before moving on. I will take the chapter one review test soon.



Ganesh Patekar wrote:Welcome to CodeRanch!

Here are some link which might be useful whilst preparing for this exam.

For OCAJP Faq Click here --->OCAJP Faq

For OCA 7/8 study materials click here --->OCA 7/8 study materials

For OCA Java SE 7/8 Exam updates --->OCA Java SE 7/8 Exam updates

If you have any question about OCAJP 7/8 Or about any other topic, you can use search option which is in menu that is an easy way to get already answered questions as you may have Or yet not satisfied you can always create here --->OCAJP Or in respective forum.

If want to know experience and resources of users who passed this exam click here --->Ocajp Wall Of Fame read story column. Click here to see one of them.


Thank you very much for the links! This forum is priceless for n00bs like me.
 
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