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What's the difference between this and the OCA Java 8 book?

 
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I'm studying for the OCA Java 8 exam and have the study guide for it. Just wondering what's different in this book and whether it'll help me or not.

Also, roughly, what is covered by this book in the OCP sections? I ask because I am genuinely learning a few interesting things from the OCA book that I'm using in my personal projects, but I have no idea what the OCP exam covers.

Lastly, are there any other books you guys have out in Java? The OCA book rocks!

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Marc Laffan wrote:I'm studying for the OCA Java 8 exam and have the study guide for it. Just wondering what's different in this book and whether it'll help me or not.


This book is practice questions to supplement your understanding. You can use it for review, to become faster at answering questions and/or to do better at a topic you feel weak at.

Marc Laffan wrote:Also, roughly, what is covered by this book in the OCP sections? I ask because I am genuinely learning a few interesting things from the OCA book that I'm using in my personal projects, but I have no idea what the OCP exam covers.


Happy to hear you are learning useful things. The OCP book covers the OCP objectives listed here under "review exam topics". Note that you'll want to use the OCP Study Guide for learning topics and "interesting things." The practice Tests book assumes you are familiar with the material. It reinforces it so you can score better on the exam.

Marc Laffan wrote:Lastly, are there any other books you guys have out in Java? The OCA book rocks!


We have three Java books:
  • OCA Study Guide
  • OCP Study Guide
  • OCA/OCP Practice Exam questions (this book)
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    This book also includes an online component, which means all of the questions can be taken using Sybex's interactive tool.  In other words, purchasing this book gives you access to both a written material as well as a full online mock exam simulator.
     
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    Ah, so it's essentially new questions on the same material. So it'd be a good idea to have the OCA book first right?

    Also, are the online questions just the ones from the book or are there additional ones (Kinda like Enthuware)?

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    Marc Laffan wrote:Ah, so it's essentially new questions on the same material. So it'd be a good idea to have the OCA book first right?

    Also, are the online questions just the ones from the book or are there additional ones (Kinda like Enthuware)?



    The 1000+ questions in the book match the ones online, so it's more about which format you prefer to take them in.
     
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