I'm almost done with the 1Z0-809 study guide by Jeanne and Scott and I'm smelling blood! I want to go for the exam. Now, my initial plan was to wait for the release of the 816 study guide and go for the Java 11 exam, but according to Amazon, the date has been pushed back to the end of June (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1119617626).
I found a guide that briefly elaborates on additional subjects to study (linked below), but seeing as I consider myself as a novice programmer who had to work hard for OCA and have been working on OCP for 5 months, I don't feel comfortable going into the exam with only having just read some theory. The strong part about these study guides is that they show you the pitfalls and then make you walk in them... so you learn the hard way not to fall for them again.
Are there any people who have taken the OCP II Java 11 exam that can elaborate on what the weight on these new subjects is? Is it 75% Java 8 OCP questions and 25% new Java 11 stuff? Is it 50/50? How sneaky are the pitfalls on these new subjects? Is there any advice that you can give to me and people in my situation?
I don't know about 1z0-816, but I did 1z0-817 this January, which is OCP 6, 7, or 8 upgrade exam for OCP Java 11. Although I did my OCP 8 more than year ago, and I had to freshen up my memory about some topics, it was quite easy in my opinion. I studied for this exam less than month and scored 94%. There were more topics from OCP 8 than new things from Java 9+, so if that would be option for you, maybe you can consider also going for 1z0-809 and upgrade then after you study some things about modules and few other new concepts from Java 9+.
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