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Question about the Java Fundamentals exam (1Z0-811:Java Foundations)  RSS feed

 
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Hello All.

I am new to learning Java but I have this exam scheduled in May as a test to see how much I still need to learn.  My question is what study materials do I need to cover all of this course?  I am currently taking the Oracle University Java SE 8 Fundamentals Ed 1 training course.  Is that alone enough to learn everything needed for the exam?  Otherwise, what other books can anyone recommend?  I am also reading Java: A Beginner's Guide (Seventh Edition) as well.

Nice to meet you all and thanks for any help you can give.  I apologise if this is the wrong forum.

Regards.
 
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Ian,
Welcome to CodeRanch!

You are in the right place. This forum is pretty quiet because the Java Foundations exam isn't popular. Most people take the OCA. Here's why.

That said, if your course comes with the Fundamentals exam or you already paid for the exam, you should definitely take it! I recommend using an OCA certification study guide so you can practice exam style questions. This table maps the OCA vs Foundations exam objective. And I wrote some blog posts about topics that are on the Foundations exam that are not on the OCA. Sample questions are in those blog posts so you can practice.

 
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Hello Jeanne.

Thank you for taking the time to reply.  I am entirely new to Java so I started with baby steps.  I actually have the OCA exam scheduled for end of December and I have your book too but I have not had chance to read it yet.  I wanted to take the Fundamentals to see if I have actually managed to retain any of my Java knowledge from various books, Udemy classes and Oracle University itself.  I understand that the fundamentals exam is not that popular but I just wanted to start somewhere.  Thank you very much for the blog post link.  I will go through it, it looks very useful.

Regards.
Ian
 
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