You can start with these resources. It is a list of existing books and free resources that will cover all that is required for the 1Z0-816 exam. After going through them, if you still do not confident then you may consider this training.
I don't recommend that course for the exam. Mainly because it isn't a cert review course. Knowing the material isn't enough. studying for a cert without a cert study resource is hard. The other problem is that class doesn't appear to be actually offered with dates.
I'm sure Enthuware will be out before my book. (It takes longer to write a book that mock exams online.) So I'd recommend waiting for at least that before attempting the 1Z0-816.
Also, note that you can take the 1zZ0-809 (Java 8 OCP) if you'd like to get OCP certified sooner.
I wanted to follow up on the original post of this thread with a related question.
I just obtained the Java 8 associate certification and would like to start learning more advanced Java 8-11 (and ultimately take the OCP 8/11 certification exam - although it will take a while before I will be ready for those).
What would be the best way to start bridging the gap between the OCA and OCP 8-11 content? I am not talking about the exam specifically with all its pitfalls, but more about the general foundations - after which I can start prepping for the exam (if that makes any sense).
I have Jeanne and Scott's OCP Java SE 8 Programmer II book, but I assume this is written specifically with the OCP exam in mind. Would you also consider it a good resource for someone who just wants to start learning the topics of Java 8 (and/or 11)? I know there exist training courses on Oracle's website (to which Aysenur also referred), but those are very expensive. What resources (books, video tutorials,...) would you recommend for someone in my situation?
I'm sorry I might not have been so clear. My question is not so much related to "how to prepare for the OCP 11 exam", but rather to what would be the best way to learn the more advanced java SE topics that are covered by these exams (such as generics, collections, lambdas, etc).
Would the above mentioned book be a good resources to learn these topics? Or is it tailored for developers who already master these topics and want to prepare for the particularities of the certification exam? I am seeking advice on the former, not the latter.
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Cert books are good, but they are not tutorials. There are lots of books covering the gaps between Java8 and Java11. Have a look at Modern Java in Action (Urma Fusco and Mycroft, Manning) or Mala Gupta's introduction to Java11 book (Packt).