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Hey Everyone,

I have already scheduled to write SE8-OCA exam on 18Feb2019, and I am going to start my preparation from today. I need to pass the exam for a professional reason, sorry that I can't share the details.

Therefore, I need a lot of help from the experts like you guys. Sharing my standing and plan with you all in order to help me better.

My background: Proficient with Java-6, and I have worked on multiple projects in the past. I am familiar with a lot of core and advance topics.

My plan is to spend 45-55 hours in total, which means ~4-5 hours a day. I am planning to cover the following material:

1. OCA: Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide: Exam 1Z0-808 : ~20-25 hours (each chapter with some research and practice)
2. Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 8 Programmer ~ 18-20 hours of video
3. Three/five mock tests : 8-10 hours (Test and analysis)

I will keep on posting on this thread about my progress, or if there is any change. Please let me know if there is something I must do, before hitting the exam room.

Thanks in advance. Looking forward to hearing from you guys.
 
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Welcome to the Ranch

Remind me: is 1Z0‑808 a Java8 exam? If so, you will have to learn to use λs and Streams and write lots of code using those newer language features. You will also have to use the NIO classes and try‑‑resources from Java7, which latter are both nicely described in the Jav™ Tutorials. I think that writing lots of code will be more useful than simply learning what appears in the books.
 
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Hey Campbell, thank you for the pointers. I’ll certainly write a lot of sample codes, and use those new features.
 
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Anshuman Tiwari wrote:Hey Campbell, thank you . . . .

That's a pleasure
 
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Since you don't have much time, maybe best option is to buy Enthuware mock exams(~10$), and work every test a couple of times.
Remember one test exam takes 2+ hours, you complete that and then review the test, see what you did wrong..
This because for 10 days you cannot finish a book or something, and maybe through the test you can prepare better.
Enthuware is really similar to the the real exam, so that will be great preparation considering the time you have..
 
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Also don't put much effort on learning java 8 lambda's and date/time..
Because there aren't many questions on these topics, this is my opinion, try to learn the basics of them but do not put like half of your time on these, because you will only have ~4-5 questions or even lower on these two.
 
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Ramadan Pajaziti wrote:Also don't put much effort on learning java 8 lambda's and date/time..
Because there aren't many questions on these topics, . . . .

How do you know?
Anybody else know anything about that?
 
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Just finished OCAJP 8 last week. BTW I did not say do not learn the new features, just don't focus too much on them, because >90% of questions are on other topics, like exceptions/oop/string manipulations etc.
I would say at least give like 15-20 hours on mock exams on enthuware and you will learn a lot(https://enthuware.com/java-certification-mock-exams/oracle-certified-associate/ocajp-1z0-808).
It helped me a lot by the way, and i would consider it hard for my self to pass the exam without it, and the questions/answers are so alike..
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote: You will also have to use the NIO classes and try‑‑resources from Java7,


Note that these are on the 809 (OCP), not the 808 (OCA)
 
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Thank you for correcting my potential error, Jeanne.
 
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