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Is it recommended to take the OCP Java SE 11 Programmer II without a study guide?

 
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I've read both the OCA and OCP Study Guides written by Jeanne Boyarsky and Scott Selikoff in the past. I only did the OCA exam and was looking to upgrade to OCP 11 Programmer II and have done some studying in the new topics. I'm also taking some ethuware tests, but these are sometimes hard. Is it still recommended to take the exam without reading the new book? I'm not so sure if I should wait, because Java has now 6 month release cycles and version 14 is lurking around the corner. What are your thoughts?
 
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If you don't have a guide, how are you going to know the sort of material the exam covers?
 
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Dieter Jordens wrote:Is it still recommended to take the exam without reading the new book?


Still? I don't recommend that unless you have to. It's a lot of work to study for the exam without a guide!

Dieter Jordens wrote:I'm not so sure if I should wait, because Java has now 6 month release cycles and version 14 is lurking around the corner. What are your thoughts?


There wasn't a Java 9 or 10 cert. I think Oracle will stick to the LTS for the cert.
 
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1z0-816 exam without a study guide.

Sounds like Voyage across atlantic in a small inflattable boat    Yes, there are slim chances that you will sail through but too risky    
 
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