Long story short, in the last 12 months I followed a Java course (5 months) where I've learned the basics of Java. Also, I tried 2 times to take the exam but I failed. My first score was 61 and the second time 63.
My main goal is to take the Java OCA exam (1z0 - 808). I don't have any experience in Java and I think that this certification will help me find a junior position.
The book that I used was written by Jeanne Boyarsky and Scott Selikoff. Also, I used the enthuware program to simulate the exam. My scores were between 68 and 77. To be honest, at the last day test I scored 61% but I had to take the exam the next day.
I want to try again (last time) to take the exam. I was wondering if you know a site where I can write code (similar with hackerrank). I want to write more code. This way, probably I will be able to score at least 70%.
If you have any advice for me please let me know. I really want to get this certification.
How much code have you been writing since your course finished? You need to write quality code and lots of it. Please show us some of the code you have written.
I would think your aim is not to sit the OCA8 exam, but to get a job and the exam is only a part of that process. How are you learning and revising for the exam?
There are sites where you can do little exercises, for example codingbat; they have little exercises allowing you to write algorithms. They don't however teach object‑orientation or good style, only whether your algorithm works.
There are many other such websites. You will get more feedback about code quality here, though.
Exercism is a good site to practice Java. Some of your exercises are peer-reviewed and the others you can look at other peoples solution (after your provided your own). Setup is a little difficult, though.
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