In the 1z0-815 exam I took (and failed) I did need generics. I thought I didn't need to study generics, but I was wrong. I got a question about overloading and overriding generic methods, which unfortunately I had not clue how to answer. The Enthuware tests also feature questions about generic methods, with bounds and wildcards. If you are going to take the test, I recommend that you at least know how generic methods work, and how the generics affect overloading and overriding.
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