The book is 990 pages. It's about four pounds. (if you aren't in the United States, google says that is about 1.8kg). I've carried it on my commute and it's do-able. [I brought it with me one day to check the printed book quality matched what we submitted]
In between i have tried upgrading myself while working in IT with Java8, Java 11 certification but was unsuccessful. (I have bough book and voucher but all i had wasted my money )
Hope this time i will be successful.
I need to restart it, how much approx. time commitment and months require? (I know this question is irrelevant and depend on person and knowledge but hope i can get some further input which help and motivate me to achieve it)
Just in case you still follow this thread Skumar Patel, I would count a few weeks depending on the experience and time you have.
This should give you enough time to read the book and practice the exercises or other excerpts of code you will find there.
Myself, as a Java programmer with 10 years of experience, I expect to finish one or two chapter(s) of the OCP 17 book every week.
In total, I would say at least 50 hours, spread (in my case) on about eight weeks (two months).
How do I know this is enough? Practice, practice, practice.
When I can answer all questions of the book without a doubt.
When I can answer all the Enthuware questions without a doubt.
Then I know I am ready.
Just get a subscription to oreilly books (https://safaribooksonline.com). Believe me, its worth it. Practise studying online and practicing code snippets on your computer. You can even read it over mobile.
1) Create separate notes of each concept, dont go by chapters. This way, concepts spread across chapters will be together. If possible, draw a mindmap (I used Mindomo) and link all related concepts with lines. Read your notes for one or two weeks and re-read them again once you finish each cycle.
2) Create mnemonics to remember stuff. Believe me it really helps. You must re-read mnemonics every day. Annotate your notes or mindomo mindmaps with mnemonics
This is the study method that let me pass and which I wish I realized earlier in my career and school. Its golden!
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