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Passed OCAJP with 82%

 
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Hello!
I just passed the OCAJP with 82% :-)
I thought the real test was easier than the mock exams. The highest I scored on a mock exam was 77% and I didn't feel very confident.
I studied with the OCA Java 8 SE Study Guide (Sybex). It was a great book. I started learning java six months ago, so I had some basic knowledge but was ignorant of a lot of the details. I failed miserably my first mock exam, but the book explained a lot of the fine detail and little tricks I needed to know to pass.
I used mock exams from Whizlabs and Enthuware. I purchased first from Whizlabs, but let me tell you I am never buying from them again. The English was terrible ("What would contain as the 2nd element of the 'aLsit' after executing the all statements" was an actual question. I can't tell you how many times I've wanted to yell 'DOES NOT COMPILE' at those kind of sentences). And to top it all, a few days before the exam, the Whizlabs site became super slow, and then greeted me with a "no database connection" message. So I went to Enthuware. I like their exams much better and will buy from them again to prepare for the OCP exam.

So. Now, on to the OCP exam. I will plan more time to study this time, though. I studied three weeks for the OCA and it worked out, but it was stressful.
 
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Congrats Aline!

We have a wall of fame wiki page that you might want to add your accomplishment to.
 
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Congrats Aline!

We have a wall of fame wiki page that you might want to add your accomplishment to.


I will. And since you're here, thank you for writing a great study guide. I bought the OCP one too
 
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Congratulations!!!
 
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