Hello to Ranchers & welcome to the aspirants of 1Z0-808,
I just passed my OCAJP SE 8 with 75%. Not a great score but I am happy with it. Been familiar to java it wasn't much tough for me to bring it under belt. Thank you all Ranchers and Leaders to discuss & solve doubts over here. Since this was my maiden certification experience, I would share my pathway here.
1) Mala Gupta Written :
"OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Certification Guide" is a great book to prepare for this exam. This book brings concepts clean and to the ground for beginners. Covers Exception Handling more elaborately. I liked classic front cover posters of all Mala Gupta books.
2) K&B Written :
"OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide" is another amazing book covers both OCA and OCP exams. precisely lists out the exam objectives & their sequence and fun way of injecting the things is beyond perfect.
3) Enthuware :
Many thanks to the developers of Enthuware, its a worth product. Also I would thank myself for being part of this forum where I came to know about Enthuware. Nobody would like to appear on real exam without going through mock tests & when it comes Enthuware, it brings even more on the table. Being well known to all it actually toughens up the things and makes you short on time. At the beginning I was cared about the "real exam's unindented code snippet pattern"(somebody told me about that) which made me think about Enthuware should contain that feature to make the code snippet unindented. Thankfully it was not the case with real exam.
I would highly recommend it to one.
My Enthuware Scores (on first attempt) :
Foundation test - 72%
Test 1 - 53%
Test 2 - 70%
Test 3 - 61 %
Test 4 - 72%
Test 5 - 66%
Test 6 - 76 %
Last Day Test - 74 %
Congratulations champion! Great achievement Now it's time to relax a bit and have a (well-deserved) (or 2 or 3). And if you want to spoil yourself have a Belgian beer, our beers are the best of the world
Thanks for sharing your experiences. Other ranchers will definitely benefit! Have a cow!