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Passed 1Z0-809

 
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I gave the exam this afternoon. The guy at the centre told me that not many people give this exam - I was the only one he had seen in 6 months!!. In any case, I walked my way home and was quite surprised to see that I passed it. My marks ain't impressive though - 72%. Earlier this year I had given 808 one, and got 74% in that. Both times I used my ability to mark my correct answers wrong during revision :/

Materials used:

1. SYBEX book by Jeanne and Scott. -  An excellent book. The end of chapter questions are quite good. Their explanations - even better.

2. K & B - Outstanding book. Fewer questions though.

3. Enthuware - Wow! Just wow. I cannot emphasise just how important a role this played. One should definitely buy it if one is serious. Lots of questions 653 methinks, with good explanation. Though some topics seem to be out of syllabus ( which is okay, it helps to be on the safer side ).

Observation of the exam -

The order of questions (by their amount) - Streams (maximum; too many questions) > Lambdas > NIO >= JDBC > Inner Classes

Which is strange given so many developers I have met have no knowledge of Streams and Lambdas (some didn't even know about Inner Classes and NIO!!). This also meant that I could not ask them for help :/

I expected quite a lot of questions from Collections - but got very few - like 3 or 4. Those were easy.
Two questions from Locales, i18n and l10n. Exactly 1 question from Generics.

Like the last exam - I felt like some questions are very similar as in Enthuware, maybe with the values changed.
 
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Congratulations on becoming an Oracle Certified Professional
Happy to know that our simulator was helpful in your preparation.
 
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Congrats  

It is not that bad a score  
 
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Congrats!

I don't think it is strange there is so much on streams. A Java 8 certified developer *should* learn streams well. And the fact that many people still haven't learned them makes it even more important to test.
 
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