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Passed OCAJP Java 8 (1Z0-808) with 92%

 
Liviu Jianu
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Hi,

I managed to take the exam on Nov 8th and pass it. I didn't got the results on the spot, as they already said that, but when I got back home I saw the email from oracle announcing me of the result.

The preparation for the exam took a couple of months and I used the following main materials for preparing:
  - OCA: Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide: Exam 1Z0-808 by Jeanne Boyarsky and Scott Selikoff
  - Enthuware OCA Mock Tests

What I did in the preparation process:
- Read each chapter and where needed, run the code in an IDE to better understand the concepts.
- Take the exams at the end of each chapter after completing it.
- After finishing the book, retake all the exams and review all the weak points.
- Took some mock exams from the sybextestbank.wiley.com.
- Finally, using the Enthuware mock exams platform, 7 days before the exam, I started taking 1 Mock exam each day and go through all the wrong answers to understand what made me select the wrong choice.
   The last day before the exam I took the Unique exam ( as it's called in enthuware )
- Got a good night sleep before the exam day.

Now, I'm off to get ready for the OCP but first I will have to go through the errata to correct the errors in the printed book as it does have some.

Best of luck to all of you!
 
Liutauras Vilda
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Liviu Jianu wrote:but first I will have
No, first you'll have to accept a cattle

Thanks for your detailed story. Don't forget to put your score and story to our wall of fame.
 
Liviu Jianu
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Liutauras Vilda wrote:
Liviu Jianu wrote:but first I will have
No, first you'll have to accept a cattle

Thanks for your detailed story. Don't forget to put your score and story to our wall of fame.


Just did! Thanks for the tip! All the best!
 
Narayana Bojja
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Heartily Congratulations to you  . It's a great achievement.
 
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Congrats! Keep in mind the OCP is significantly harder so remember to allow extra time to study.
 
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