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Passed the OCP upgrade exam 1z0-817 (jdk 6,7,8 to JDK11) - 76%  RSS feed

 
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I recently passed this exam. I was not aiming for a perfect score but instead wanted to fast forward to what has happened to Java after version 6 (and wow I was amazed by it) - so my aim was to just learn as much as I can while my 2 year old is asleep during nights. :P

I would like to thank Bert and Kathy for keeping the OCP certification book very much alive and interesting to read (totally worth the hard copy I brought from amazon). The last I read was when it was still with Sun (version 6 of jdk). The book still has its spark and this was my primary reference to pass the exam. I did not take any exam simulator, neither did I finish the exams that came with the book (Nit: CD ROMS are so 2013 :P).

For the upgrade exam it was heavy on Streams / Lambdas and Modularity. It was also very current with using streams - especially with var types, and with recent enhancements after jdk8. The book strengthened my fundamentals about the topic except Modularity. Since I am a big red employee, I got hold of the jdk 11 modularity training that Oracle provides:

https://education.oracle.com/java-se-exploiting-modularity-and-other-new-features/courP_8937

I highly recommend it to anyone (shameless plug) who wants to pursue the exam - it pretty much covers whatever gap is left between jdk 8 and 11... until B n K comes up with a more recent book ;)
 
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chelios chev wrote:I recently passed this exam. I was not aiming for a perfect score but instead wanted to fast forward to what has happened to Java after version 6 (and wow I was amazed by it) - so my aim was to just learn as much as I can while my 2 year old is asleep during nights. :P

I would like to thank Bert and Kathy for keeping the OCP certification book very much alive and interesting to read (totally worth the hard copy I brought from amazon). The last I read was when it was still with Sun (version 6 of jdk). The book still has its spark and this was my primary reference to pass the exam. I did not take any exam simulator, neither did I finish the exams that came with the book (Nit: CD ROMS are so 2013 :P).

For the upgrade exam it was heavy on Streams / Lambdas and Modularity. It was also very current with using streams - especially with var types, and with recent enhancements after jdk8. The book strengthened my fundamentals about the topic except Modularity. Since I am a big red employee, I got hold of the jdk 11 modularity training that Oracle provides:

https://education.oracle.com/java-se-exploiting-modularity-and-other-new-features/courP_8937

I highly recommend it to anyone (shameless plug) who wants to pursue the exam - it pretty much covers whatever gap is left between jdk 8 and 11... until B n K comes up with a more recent book ;)


Congratulations on passing and thanks for sharing your experience!
 
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Congratulation Chelios !

You must be the first here who taken 1Z0-817 :-)
 
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chelios chev
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thanks folks !
 
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Hi, congrats!!!

I'm going to take the same exam later this month.
Witch book do you recommend? is the course provided by oracle worth it?

Thanxs!!
 
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Alberto Ibarra wrote:Hi, congrats!!!

I'm going to take the same exam later this month.
Witch book do you recommend? is the course provided by oracle worth it?

Thanxs!!



Hi,
Check the free study notes for 1Z0-817, the link in my signature.
Cheers,
MZ
 
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Congratulations on passing and thanks for sharing your experience!

Good Luck
 
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