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Bert Bates wrote:Hi Guys,

Check out the sticky thread at the top of this forum

Bert


Hi,

I am a newbie. I am planning to give OCA 7 certification exam. Just wanted to know, when can we expect OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide (Exams 1Z0-803 & 1Z0-804) by Kathy Sierra, Bert Bates to be released.

Thanks in Advance,
Archiez

Bert Bates wrote:It's important to distinguish between the older exam, SCJA, and the new exam, OCA. As far as the older exam goes, I believe there are several good books already published for that exam, check out the JavaRanch bunkhouse.

For the NEW OCA exam, I believe that as of April 2012, there are several books in the process of being written, but that none are yet available. (If anyone knows of an OCA book that's available now, please add a post to this thread!)

So, in the meantime, until an OCA-specific book is available, you can use the chapters I mentioned earlier (from the K&B SCJP 6 book), to study for the OCA. As I said, those chapters aren't a perfect fit, but I'd guess that they're a 95% fit.

Please remember that any book written for the old SCJA is probably only about a 30% fit for the new OCA - the new OCA exam is REALLY, REALLY different than the old SCJA.

hth,

Bert




Thanks a lot for the info.
Arc

Bert Bates wrote:It's important to distinguish between the older exam, SCJA, and the new exam, OCA. As far as the older exam goes, I believe there are several good books already published for that exam, check out the JavaRanch bunkhouse.

For the NEW OCA exam, I believe that as of April 2012, there are several books in the process of being written, but that none are yet available. (If anyone knows of an OCA book that's available now, please add a post to this thread!)

So, in the meantime, until an OCA-specific book is available, you can use the chapters I mentioned earlier (from the K&B SCJP 6 book), to study for the OCA. As I said, those chapters aren't a perfect fit, but I'd guess that they're a 95% fit.

Please remember that any book written for the old SCJA is probably only about a 30% fit for the new OCA - the new OCA exam is REALLY, REALLY different than the old SCJA.

hth,

Bert




Thanks a lot for the info.
Arc

Bert Bates wrote:Hi Guys,

If you're studying for the Java 7 exam(s), and if you're not already certified, you now have to pass your OCA exam before you can attempt the OCP exam.

If you're studying for the OCA, our book (K&B 6), should give you pretty good coverage. If you study the following chapters from K&B 6 you should be in pretty good shape for the OCA:

chaps: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5
chap 6 - the String and StringBuilder sections
chap 7 - the hashCode() and equals() sections, and only the ArrayList class.
chap 10

The chapters (and sections) listed above ARE NOT a perfect overview of everything you might encounter on the real exam, but I'd say they represent a 95% overlap. We'll be nailing down that last 5% over the next several weeks.

In terms of the OCP - we have some MONSTER additions to make to K&B 7 to cover that exam - we're working on it!

hth,

Bert




Hi,

I am a newbie to java. I just wanted to clearify that if you just go through SCJP 6(1,2,3,4,5,6,7 & 10) is enough for OCA 7 or we should study all the chapters of SCJA 6 as well.

Thanks in Advance.
Arc

Bert Bates wrote:Hi Guys,

If you're studying for the Java 7 exam(s), and if you're not already certified, you now have to pass your OCA exam before you can attempt the OCP exam.

If you're studying for the OCA, our book (K&B 6), should give you pretty good coverage. If you study the following chapters from K&B 6 you should be in pretty good shape for the OCA:

chaps: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5
chap 6 - the String and StringBuilder sections
chap 7 - the hashCode() and equals() sections, and only the ArrayList class.
chap 10

The chapters (and sections) listed above ARE NOT a perfect overview of everything you might encounter on the real exam, but I'd say they represent a 95% overlap. We'll be nailing down that last 5% over the next several weeks.

In terms of the OCP - we have some MONSTER additions to make to K&B 7 to cover that exam - we're working on it!

hth,

Bert




Hi,

I am a newbie to java. I just wanted to clearify that if you just go through SCJP 6(1,2,3,4,5,6,7 & 10) is enough for OCA 7 or we should study all the chapters of SCJA 6 as well.

Thanks in Advance.
Arc