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Passed 1Z0-898 with 94% today

 
aziz ali
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Hello!

First time user here, miraculously i passed 1z0-898 after ~3 weeks (50% spent on oss and jobhunting) of preparation (after i saw the discount voucher)

-read API 5,6,7 compared all classes interfaces in javax.persistence, enums and annotations, made a lot of permutations/combinations of failing/uncompilable test programs, to test understanding
-read JPA 2.1 specs ch2, ch4, ch6 ch8 completely, other chapters bit here and there
-read pro jpa2 sparingly
-finally used Enthuware mock exam two days before exam! went through questions section wise to test my understanding rather than scoring, money very well spent (thumbs up) !!

What i didnt see in the exam, which i was half expecting and worrying over...
-Entity Graph
-Validation
-Converter
-StoredProcedure
-SqlResultSetMapping
-SequenceGenerator
-SecondaryTable
-Spi

What i didnt expect/weak in
-EJB stuff! lol

Thank you Javaranch !



 
M Donaldson
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Congrats Aziz , I will be taking my OCA in March, What books did you read? Did you make flash cards? Watch videos?
 
aziz ali
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Hi M!
For OCJPAD i only read the 2.1 Specs and and  Pro JPA2 by Keith, Schariol.
No advice for you on OCA, i took the SCJP yonks ago and i cant remember the name of that 400-500 page thick book i used...
Best is to practice programming and work out all possible permutations/combinations of failing(and succeeding) scenarios for all functions(and classes and annotations/interfaces) (thats a tall order....)
Good luck!
 
Himai Minh
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Hi Aziz Ali,
Should we read 2.0 spec for this exam?
But anyway, I heard this exam covers only 2.0 spec.
 
aziz ali
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I found reading the 2.0 specs helpful, like i mentioned above i was expecting things on the 2.1 spec (Converter, Validation etc), which didnt come out! (which was stupid of me because i didnt read the actual exam layout)
good luck!
 
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