Could you please advice me what are the best resources for studying to official Pivotal Spring 5 exam as of February 2019? What are the best books to read? What are the best mocks to take? Or perhaps there are other resources worth trying? The official training is way too expensive so it is out of the question:(
If you have any suggestions on preparation process please do share!
I would like to ask also for your opinion regarding the difficulty level. Is the Pivotal Spring 5 exam much more difficult than Oracle Java 8 exam? What are the key differences?
I did the previous certification and found it tricky, both in terms of the amount of subjects that were covered and the depth of knowledge that was required. From what little I have seen of the new exam, it seems the older less used technologies have been (thankfully) replaced. This should help as I didn't like having to revisit all of those horrid technologies of the past (RMI, SOAP - see S Stands for Simple ) as I doubt (hope) that I'll never see them even if Spring has made their use less painful. Far better to be learning about Spring Boot.