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Passed OCA 1z0-808

 
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I'm just passed 1z0-808 today with 80% score.
Been prepared for around 2 months, I had read and practice using OCA Java SE 8 Study Guide by Jeanne Boyarsky and Scott Selikoff. And also Enthuware's Mock Tests.

Here are my Mock Tests' results:

Sybex Online:
Sybex Test 1:  65%   8 Sept

Enthuware:
Foundation:  60%   2 Sept
Test 1:            57%   7 Sept
Test 2:            69%   8 Sept
Test 3:            63%   9 Sept
Last Day:       76%   9 Sept

Actually after doing these few tests, I'm in doubt if i can pass the exam or not. But I already reschedule the exam twice so it is not possible to postpone it again.
So I have to give it a rush ,and i have no time to complete the rest of tests so i jump to the Last Day Test one day before i took the exam.
Try to understand all the wrong question's explanation, study topics which I'm not familiar with in the last minute time.
And Luckily I can finally pass it.

Actual Exam: 80%  10 Sept

Although I passed the exam, I would like to advise that don't rush to take the exam like me, Take your time. Study well.

Good luck to everyone !
 
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Congratulations, champion!

Have a cow for a great achievement.
 
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Heinz Teo wrote:I'm just passed 1z0-808 today with 80% score.
Been prepared for around 2 months, I had read and practice using OCA Java SE 8 Study Guide by Jeanne Boyarsky and Scott Selikoff. And also Enthuware's Mock Tests.

congratulations you did it, even not attending the all mocks you had cleared the ocajp 8 that good
 
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Update:
Thanks to the OCA exam, It landed me a job.
why say so? 2 weeks after taking the exam, I was invited for an interview in a mnc, before the interview there is a Java based test,
The test was like what we see on the OCA exam, questions with code snippet and we need to answer the correct output. After taking oca, these question looks so familiar with and easy to answer and I scored a great score for the test and got my job offer afterwards.
The reason I say the exam helped is because actually I don't have relevant work experience and have large employment gap, so i think I can passed this interview mostly because of the interview test's score.
Although, most people don't care if you have a certificate. but the knowledge you gained through the study is truly helpful for yourself. I will continue to study OCP, then any related java courses and learn as much as I can.
 
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That's awesome! Congrats Heinz!
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