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Score: 88%
Date: August 6, 2018
Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes (out of 2 hours and 30 minutes)

Thank you to Jeanne Boyarsky and Scott Selikoff for their OCA: Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide: Exam 1Z04-808 book which I have used to prepare for the exam.

I have a lot of years of experience with Java and I even have an old Sun Certificate, however, it's important to go over a study guide because there are some things on the exam that we usually don't apply at work so you have to know them. Some places in the book I skimmed over to make sure there's nothing that I'm missing and some places I went slow to make sure I understand things well. Definitely, do the practice questions. I started preparing on July 22, 2018, reading the book after work and during the weekends, even on the beach on weekends.

To be honest, I wanted to get this exam out of the way as fast as possible because it is a prerequisite for the OCP exam which I am more excited to start preparing for. I will be using the book, OCP: Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 8 Programmer II Study Guide: Exam 1Z1-809, authors of which are the same, Jeanne Boyarsky and Scott Selikoff. This should be fun
 
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Congrats! That's a great score.

Did anything unexpected come up? And on your fast completion  time, did you go back to check everything once you had them all answered or were you confident after your first run?
 
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Congrats! That's a great score.



Thank you Simon.

Did anything unexpected come up?



Umm, I can't remember that there was something that shocked me. The practice questions in the OCA: Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide: Exam 1Z04-808 book were harder, therefore I was prepared good. The authors do say in the book that their questions are deliberately harder.

And on your fast completion  time, did you go back to check everything once you had them all answered or were you confident after your first run?



I did not go back to check any of the answers.
 
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Good job, you get a cow for all of your hard work.

You may wnat to add your story to the OCA Wall Of Fame, which is found here https://coderanch.com/wiki/659980/Ocajp-Wall-Fame.
If your next challenge is the OCP exam then you may want to read some of the stories found the OCP Wall of Fame found here https://coderanch.com/wiki/659976/OCPJP-Wall-Fame.
 
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Congrats! The OCP is far harder so don't rush through that one.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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