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Ray mann
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Hi ,

I am preparing for the OCA exam for the third time now and would like some advice as to what I should do to pass it . I realised after failing twice there must be a issue in my study technique so I am  asking you guys the pros as to how you recommend i go about the process in order to pass, for example what books should i use, how many hours should I be coding , what techniques work best ? and any advice you have to offer will be great!

The result i got in both my exams was a 47% .
i was using the KPlan test engine to asses my progress but  i think i had memorised the questions or something as i was getting round 85% in those tests and still failed. Now I am using the enthuware engine and started at a score of 37% and now 5weeks later i am at 55% and cant seem to pass this score.

I am using google youtube and the Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates OCA/OCP SE 7 Programmer 1&2 Study Guide on kindle.

I hope this info is of some help and look forward to any and all advice you have to offer!

Thanks in advanced
 
Narayana Bojja
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Hi Ray mann,

I think "it would be better  if you prepare java normally". First learn the basics clearly. Do practice more sample examples. Analyse how the program executes. However JVM executes the program, You should  understand the  program execution in that way . There are many books to learn Java like Head First, Java The complete reference . Try to get more clear understanding about the particular concept. Don't give any test till you get confidence. Once you feel , you are good in Java Basics. Take best Study guide. I used OCAJP 8 by Sybex. I would recommend you the same book (OCAJP8 by Sybex). I am assuming you are preparing for OCAJP8. Here also read the whole book 4 or 5 times without any test. If get confidence, Go for first chapter do revision . Take mock test for first chapter. Do the same for all chapters. If you find you are low in any concept, go and clarify that concept before going to further test. Once you complete all chapters test. Now Revise all the chapters as many as possible . Now you take tests on overall syllabus. Take some time between every test. If you are not good in any concept go and clarify that concept before going to further test.

 
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