I'm joining this forum since most discussions about the OCA exam on google led me here.
I wanted to know how I should judge whether I'm ready to take the OCA exam. Or at least when I should decide to just give it a go (I have a voucher for the exam, so at the latest I should try it when that's about to run out).
The point is, I have read the OCA study guide from cover to cover twice after following a Java course. Between the two times reading the book, I made a few tests on Enthuware and scored 49%, 41%, 55%, 58%, 52%, 57% then read the book for the second time and got 48%. My scores just don't seem to get even close to the 65%.
I'm really demotivated to even take another mock test at this point. In part because I keep coming across questions to which the book says: "This is material for the OCP exam, so we won't go into it." or things I haven't come across in the book at all.
Any advice you more experienced people can give on this?
posted 1 week ago
I looked up an example of where the test and book don't seem to match and question 3 of test 5 is one of those. 4 of the answers are about understanding instanceof, but the book says: "The instanceof operator, while useful for determining whether an arbitrary object is a member of a particular class or interface, is out of the scope for the OCA exam." I have come across a few more, but it is hard to find them back.