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Markus Schmider
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Hello,

For my OCA I have used both the Boyarsky Book and Website and the Enthuware simulator, which both were invaluable.
However while studying for the OCP I find that there is a discrepancy between both in the topics covered. In the Enthuware there are questions on the basic Thread Api (like join, interrupted, yield) which dont feature in Boyarsky. On the other side there are relatively few questions on the cuncurrency API (like ExecutorService, CyclicBarrier etc.).
Also there questions on the JDBC API concerning Transactions, Rollback, Commit in the Enthuware tests.
Is Enthuware outdated or should I study  for a superset of Boyarsky, Enthuware (and Ganesch)?

Many thanks from any input from people who have taken the OCPJP 8 test.
 
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Those Thread APIs were on the OCP 7 and taken off for the OCP 8. I'm guessing Enthuware put them in there since they had them written?

For JDBC, transactions/autocommit/etc are on the exam. We found this out after it was too late. We did write a little on our blog about that. Enthuware's scope is more correct than ours for these JDBC topics. Sorry!
 
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There are about 10 questions based on these methods in our question bank. We have moved them out to a separate topic that is aptly named - "Not in Syllabus - Threads - join/yield/interrupt/sleep". These questions will not appear anymore in the mock tests. They are still there in the question bank so that old test attempts may open correctly.

Questions on JDBC related topics are fine. They are on the exam as Jeanne said.

thank you for your feedback!
Paul.
 
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Paul Anilprem wrote:Not in Syllabus - Threads - join/yield/interrupt/sleep

That's a descriptive name!
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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