I have exactly 25 that I have assigned myself to study for Oracle Certified Associate 8 1Z0-808. I am in the process of moving jobs have a month before I start of with my new employer which means I can spend as time as I can to prepare for the test.
Veterans and gurus out here, what would be the most efficient way to prepare ?
25 days with full-time study is more than enough to prepare and pass OCA 808. But you need to layout a plan upfront and not deviate from it . My recommendation would be:
1) Get the certification study guide written by Jeanne & Scott. Read through each chapter , try out code samples in your fav IDE (some say no IDE but I think if you are short on time, you should stick to IDE) and take end-of-chapter exams. Don't worry about the results.
2) Buy Enthuware mock exams. Its not expensive at all. Take a test or two and see how you score. If its less than 65%, quit taking tests and go back to reading the chapters from the book that you seem to need more grip.
3) Resume with mock exams. Rinse and repeat 1,2 & 3.
If you consistently score above 70% on enthuware, the actual exam will be a breeze. Please comeback and post how you did. All the best!!