Vimugdh Lall wrote:
Well, the first thing that makes me anxious once again is that how much of this information shall I be able to retain, say 6 months from now? How much of this will I actually need? For that reason, I'm going to keep Jeanne and Scott's book handy and sift through it once in a while to keep the topics fresh in my mind. I've got around 11 tests from Enthuware still with me unsolved. Probably solve them once in a while to make sure I'm not slipping.
P.S. Experienced devs: How much of Java do you always have at your fingertip-knowledge and how much of it do you use reference for?
Paul Anilprem wrote:
Personally, there are several topics in the exam that I use rarely outside of certification related work (e.g. modules, File/Path API, Localization) and I don't always remember their details. I usually refer the JavaDoc API documentation for such things. The OCP certification covers a lot of ground and I don't think anyone would remember all those details even a few weeks after the exam. But one would always remember the outlines of all the topics and can look up the details whenever required. So, don't worry about it
Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Vimugdh,
Congrats! This is a great post. I particularly like how you showed incrementally where you started and how your (practice) scores went up with work. That's encouraging for someone who reads it and thinks "I only got a 20%!" It shows that passing is still achievable!