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I just logged in to Oracle to download my OCP Java SE 11 Developer certificate and logo, but it looks like the logo is not ready yet. There is not even a preview of how it looks; there are no links for BMP, GIF, and EPS available for download. I will (hopefully remember) to update this thread to let you know when the logo is ready.

Alirio Aliricu wrote:Hi all, I have been taking the Enthuware mocks exams for the OCA certification and, I realized that there is no any clock or indication about the time consumed during the test.
Is it the same in the real test? does the real exam shows you a clock to keep track of the time?
If not, Am I allowed to have my wristwatch in the test center?

Thanks for your answers!!

There is a timer that counts down on the real exam. You have to put everything including your watch in a storage locker.

Paul Anilprem wrote:Congratulations!!
Please do share your thoughts about the exam, such as topics you found tough, general standard of questions, any question that you were surprised to see, did the mock exams cover evertything, etc.

You are the first to post about this exam and your feedback will be very helpful for others.

thank you,


There were lots of method chaining in the answers to questions related to streams.

I found the Enthuware mock exams harder than the actual exam. The questions about modules on the exam were very straightforward.

If you are not sure which answers are the correct ones, especially for questions that ask for two choices, eliminate the most obvious wrong answers.

Know default methods and static methods in interfaces very well. Know when to use var.

Read the code carefully. (Personally, I just jumped to the question and read the answers before looking at the code, and that worked for me.)

I did not feel pressured at all during the exam. I have been programming in Java 8 full-time since 2015, so I was really familiar with Java 8 features (streams, lambda, etc.). If you've been programming in Java 8 for a long time and understand how to use the new Java 9, 10, and 11 features, you'd feel comfortable during the exam.

Paul Anilprem wrote:

daniel jacob wrote:Hello everyone,

I have just passed my java se 8 programmer II exam. I am looking into the upgrade exam for Java 11, but I do not see any information regarding study material for this exam. Perhaps someone knows a book or tutorial of some sort that covers the objectives for java 11?

Thanks in advance.


Enthuware mock exams for 1Z0-816 and 1Z0-817 were released last week

I passed the exam with just the mock exams and Java 11 documentation. I only studied for a couple of days.
Pass the test? Add your name to the wall, partner. Please read the title/header of table ( written in bold ) to add your name to appropriate OCP certification table. The first table is Java 11, second table is Java 8, and third table is Java 7.

Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 11 Developer Wall of Fame [Order by Date]
NameDateScoreMy StoryCountryWhat's Next
DeLaCruz, BJ PeterJune 29, 201988%Enthuware mock exams, Java SE 11 documentationHawaii, United States of AmericaSpring 5.0 Certification
Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 8 Programmer Wall of Fame [Order by Date]
NameDateScoreMy StoryCountryWhat's Next
Yongsuk A.March 27, 2019100%Java SE 8 Programmer II by Jeanne Boyarsky and Scott Selikoff and practiced as many mock exams as possibleThailand1Z0-817
Sorin CarcaliceaMarch 27, 201982%Whizlas / Enthware mock exams and reading Jeanne Boyarsky&Scott Selikoff bookRomaniaJava Architect OCM
Swapan BiswasMarch 26, 201986%My Story , Jeanne and Scott's OCP study guide and Enthuware Mock TestUSA(Honolulu)either 1Z0-817 or 1Z0-807
Gino TamacaFeb 02, 201995%My Story, My BadgePhilippineseither 1Z0-882 or Spring 5 Cert
Octavio RanieriJan 28, 201995%Jeanne and Scott's OCP study guide and several mock exams such as Enthuware, Udemy(Udayan), from Jeanne's book.BrazilTBD
André WiechensJan 25, 201996%Jeanne Boyarsky&Scott Selikoff books, Sierra & Bates Prep book, Enthuware, Exam Simulation udemy.comGermany1Z0-899
Zhenyang HuaDec 27, 201885%Sierra & Bates Prep book, Enthuware Avg 74, javadoc readingUSJEE
Purushotham C KNov 20, 201892%Link to Acclaim. Refer my story hereGermanySpring v5.0 Professional
Xingyu XiangNov 7, 201868%Link to Acclaim. I was waiting the book published by McGraw-Hill. Jeanne and Scott's book is unreadable at first glance. I also used Enthuware and Transcender. Total 6 months counting since the day I received the book published by McGraw-Hill.ChinaOCM
Philippe De NeveNov 5, 201890%My StoryBelgiumTBD
Nick RobinsonOct 30, 201870%My Story  UKNo more exams planned
Michael StieflerOct 21, 201896%4 months of preparation (after work and on weekends), Jeanne Boyarsky+Scott Selikoff books + Enthuware + Kaplan Exam Simulation, Firebrand Bootcamp (featuring Mark Lovatt, great Trainer!) -- Full Story --Germanynext would be OCM if it was available
Adit ChandelSep 30, 2018‎68%Passed my OCA 1Z-808 in the first attempt without any test series, yet I would recommend others to refer Enthuware test series to secure more marks. My learning source was from different Java tutorial sites, No Books.IndiaJava 8
Nhien NguyenAug 31, 2018‎90%My Notes, Story and few tipsVietnamFirst fresher job interview
Arpan GhoshalSaturday, August 11, 2018‎92%My StoryIndiaContinuing my college study's and preparing for job interviews
Keith CarrollJuly 25, 201895%My StoryIrelandNot sure, perhaps Spring Professional 5.0
AJ JaroJune 5, 201891%Passed OCPJPUSMaybe Ruby...
Carlo Di GiuseppeMay 18, 201881%My StoryItalyOracle Master JPA
Max RamosMay 11, 201891%Upgrade Exam from SE 6. (1Z0-813) My StoryPhilippinesPivotal Spring Professional
C ZhouMay 8, 201895%Prep time 1 month; material used Jeanne and Scott's OCP study guide and Enthuware mock tests. My StoryUSNot sure what to take next, but I got a long list of great books to read.
Achille GuemkamApril 30, 201881%Whizlabs / Enthware mock exams and reading Jeanne Boyarsky&Scott Selikoff bookCameroonDon't know yet
Ryan BeckettApril 23, 201886%My StoryUSSpring 5
Gaurav PathakApril 12, 201870%Java SE 8 Programmer II by Jeanne Boyarsky and Scott Selikoff and Enthuware tests.IndiaSpring 4
Cyrille AnyengFeb 27, 201888%Enthuware Test Studio OCP-JP 8 (1Z0-809)CameroonAWS DCA
Roman VintonyakFebruary 19, 201890%"OCA Java SE 8 Programmer II Study Guide - Jeanne Boyarsky and Scott Selikoff" and Enthuware tests.Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine1Z0-898
Ankur R JainJan 15, 201887%Prepared using Jeanne & Scott's OCP Book as well as Practice Tests Book (Sybex)IndiaSpring Professional 5.0
Michael PolinskiSeptember 20, 201783 %5 1/2 Months of learning aside from school, used the OCP guide by Boyarski a.o. This time I chose Enthuware over Whizlabs, which turned to be a good choice.Essen, GermanyAfter getting along with JEE besides my studies for OCP, hopefully a good start at my apprenticeship next week.
Cm LukDecember 07, 201783% My Preparation HKJava EE or Hadoop
Talent JokonyaDecember 04, 201771%Used OCP Java 8 Study Guide by Jeanne Boyarsky and Scott Selikoff only and took 1 month preparation time:Africa ZimbabweOCE JAVA EJB;
Roland LensinkSeptember 15, 201771 %Prep time: more than a year, Books: Boyarski and Ganesh; my age: 55Bertem, BelgiumDon't know
Cosimo Damiano PreteSeptember 04, 201793%check it outZurich, SwitzerlandNA
Chetan KumarJuly 15, 201778%My StoryCalifornia, USAMongoDB
Ismael J. Silveira  July 10, 201793%My StoryCeará,BrazilOCE, maybe OCEEJB
Manoj ShekhawatJuly 3, 201780%My StoryIndiaSpring Web
Tahir AbdullayevJuly 3, 201788%Prep time: four months. Books: OCP Java SE 8 Programmer II Study Guide by J.Boyarsky & S.Selikoff + OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I&II Study Guide by K.Sierra & B.Bates + Enthuware mock examsAzerbaijanSpring
Jacky StarkMay 13, 201768%OCP Study Guide for Java SE 8, Enthuware testsIndia 
Igor SoudakevitchApril 28, 201797% Prep time: four months. Books & Tools: Boyarsky & Selikoff + Mala Gupta (SE7) + Esteban Herrero + Angelika Langer on Generics + Jeff Friesen on (N)IO / Threads / Concurrency Utils + Maurice Naftalin on Collections + Enthuware Test Bank + conference presentaions on functional programming by Stuart Marks, Brian Goetz and Joshua Bloch. Added Haskell. General conclusion: lambdas and streams are the key.Moscow, RussiaJDBC, Spring
Gregory WeissApril 3, 201785% Spent about 3.5 weeks studying.  Used the Selikoff OCP book and tests.  They're the best IMO.  I like Enuthware, would have done more of that.   Use the Selikoff OCP book and the Enuthware product and you should be able to pass the test.California, USJava EE, Spring, moving on to AWS certs
Ádám BaloghMarch 16 2017100%My StoryHungarySpring, Spring Boot
Nayan Jyoti DasMarch 1 201786 %My PreparationIndiaTBD
Fedor MishinFebruary 20, 201786% Montreal, CanadaTBD
Dan LewisDecember 29, 201675%My StoryUSATBD
Aurélien GametDecember 21, 201691%More or less the same as last time so it's quite useless to rewrite a post about it: studied with Jeanne & Scott's book, practiced with the Enthuware suite, passed the test!France 
Paul RobothamSeptember 12th, 201685%My StoryBrisbane, AustraliaOCEWCD and Spring
Otto ZeimerSeptember 12th, 201690%More about preparationLithuaniaFinishing my Master (IT) studies
Fabio SalviJuly 19th, 201686%My StorySchweizJPA certification
Salim RahalJuly 08th, 201676%My StoryAlgeria/France1Z0-071 : Oracle Database 12c SQL and Java EE 7 Front-End Web and Back End Server certification
Huzefa KakaMay 30th, 201695%My StoryUSA/IndiaSome Java EE certification
Yassin HajajMay 13, 201686%Ask MeBrussels, BelgiumJava EE (Not sure which one)
Fabrizio UsaiMay 2nd, 201675%Different books, sites, made small project in Java 8BelgiumJava EE 6 JavaServer Faces Developer Certified Expert 1Z0-896
Amandeep Singh04/1281% Passed OCAJP8 & OCPJP8 GermanyJava EE 6 Enterprise JavaBeans Developer Certified Expert 1Z0-895
Vitaliy Rastvorov11/2365%K&B OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer, OCA8 Study Guide by Jeanne Boyarsky and Scott Selikoff, Enthuware 1Z0-809Kyiv, UkraineCertified Master and JavaEE  
Raghavendra Desoju11/1378%My ExperienceUSAHadoop Developer Certification  
Ravi Gayam10/3173%No OCP study guide, so, used OCP7 Kathy Sierra, SE8 for Really Impatient, and Other available materials over internet.  USAWebservices 6 Expert  
Chun Yu Cheung10/888%My experienceHong KongJava EE, Spring and Hibernate  
Stefan Compton9/1768%No OCPJP8 study guide, used OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide by Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates and Java SE 8 For The Really Impatient by Cay S. HorstmannMeath, IrelandMaster's degree in Dublin City Uni, Java EE 7 Front-End Web and Back End Server certification (but next year when there is a study guide  
Jeanne Boyarsky5/1588%my impressionsNew York CityEnjoy seeing people use Scott and my OCA and OCP books to pass themselves
Paweł BaczyńskiApril 201573%Beta upgrade exam 1Z1-810 | StoryKraków, PolandOCPJP 9
Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 7 Programmer Wall of Fame [Order by Date]
NameDateScoreMy StoryCountryWhat's Next
Dhaval DongreMay 7, 201880 %Sierra K., Bates B. - Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide, Mala Gupta Java SE 7 Programmer II, Enthuware Mock Tests, ExamLab mock testsMumbai, IndiaUpgrade to Java 8 (1Z0-804), Design Patterns
Mikhaill ChecheenOctober 12, 201785 %1/2 year of learning with Sierra K., Bates B. - Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide plus 1 week before exam from sunset to sunrise with EnthuwareMoscow, RussiaEffective Java, Clean Code, Java 8 (Herbert Schildt), Data Structures and Algorithm, Design Patterns
Akshay GargSeptember 18, 201785%Enthuware Mock Exams for 1Z0-804, OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide by Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates, OCP Java SE 7 by Mala Gupta  IndiaOCE
Maisie EberlAugust 4, 201786%No previous java experience. Read K&B oca/ocp book 3 times and finished Enthuware all 9 tests with average 75%. Preparation time is 6 weeks. If i would have more time, I would read the book once more.Munich, GermanyData Structures and Algorithm, Design Patterns
Adam LukacsSeptember 23, 201673%Mala Gupta - OCA Java SE 7 Programmer II Certification Guide , Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates - OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide, Enthuware Mock ExamsNew York, NYJava EE 6 Java Persistence API Developer Certified Expert 1Z0-898  
Mike PetrovAugust 11, 201686%(Story) K&B 6, K&B 7, EnthuwarePolandOCPJP 8 Upgrade (1Z0-810)
Pritha BanerjeeJul 11, 201681%Enthuware Mock Exams for 1Z0-804, ExamLab, OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide by Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates  IndiaCompetitive coding
Ádám BaloghJul 04, 201695%My experiences  HungaryDesign Patterns, Clean Code
Smoljanov SergejMay 16, 201693%Topic that describe preparation  UkraineSpring Framework
Javid AzimliDecember 23, 201585%Enthuware Mock Exams for 1Z0-804, Java SE 7 OCP by Ganesh and Sharma, OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide by Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates  AzerbaijanOCPJP8 Upgrade
Huzefa KakaOctober 6th, 201580%Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide by Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates  IndiaOCEJWCD
Manoj ShekhawatJuly 26, 201576%Enthuware Mock Exams for 1Z0-804, OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide by Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates  IndiaBig Data Certifications
Lorenzo GallucciJune 29, 201595%Enthuware Mock Exams for 1Z0-804, OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide by Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates  ItalyJava8 Certifications
Ria von der WartburgJune 23, 201591%Enthuware Mock Exams for 1Z0-804, OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide by Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates -> My ExperienceAustriaAndroid & world domination ;)
Marina VasilenkoMarch 23, 201593%Enthuware Test Studio 1Z0-804 OCAOCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide by Kathy Sierra & Bert BatesUkraineJava SE 6 Developer Certification
Ajay Joseph MeyneJanuary 1, 201570%Ganesh and Sharma AND Enthuware 1z0-804(thoroughly)IndiaSome personal projects
Umut BUYUKDURMUSNov 20, 201471%Enthuware Test Studio (1Z0-803) and KB7TurkeyPMP
Manish VermaSep 4, 201478%StoryIndiaSpring Web
Silviu BurceaAugust 28, 201490%SCJP6 by K&B, Enthuware testsRomaniaOCMJEA6 & OCAJP8
Marco Antonio Béjar VillalbaAugust 12, 201490%Apress - Oracle certified professional java se 7 programmer Exams 1z0-804 and 1z0-805, Enthuware testsMéxicoOCEJPA6
K. TsangApril 17, 201473%Story  
Bruno Soares BravoDecember 05, 201378%Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 7 Programmer Exams 1Z0-804 and 1Z0-805, Enthuware testsBrazil1Z0-810: Upgrade Java SE 7 to Java SE 8 OCP Programmer
Paweł BaczyńskiMay 21, 201383%Upgrade exam 1Z0-805Kraków, PolandOCPJP 8
Mac Sta. MariaAugust 31, 201293%Enthuware Test Studio (1Z0-803) and SCJP 6 books by K. Sierra and B. Bates  
Jorwin YauJune 1, 201276%SCJP 6 books by K. Sierra and B. Bates and used Master Exam  
Keith MenzelMay 13, 201293%Enthuware Test Studio for 1Z0-803 and SCJP 6 books by K. Mughal and by K. Sierra and B. Bates  
Robert Liguori2012PassedOCA Java SE 7 Programmer I Study Guide (Exam 1Z0-803) (Oracle Press) and Enthuware Test Studio (1Z0-803)  

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Campbell Ritchie wrote:Congratulations

Please search for “Wall of Fame” discussions and add your name.

I updated the OCPJP Wall of Fame table and added the OCP Java 11 Developer certification. Looks like I am the first one.
I passed the Upgrade OCP Java SE 6, 7, 8 to Java SE 11 Developer (1Z0-817) exam! My score was 88%.

The only material I used to study was Enthuware's practice exams, which were recently released. Of course, I used the Java 11 documentation as well.

There are no books for this exam. I only studied for a couple of days. I have 7 years of Java programming experience in the business world. I got my OCP Java SE 8 Programmer certification in 2015.

daniel jacob wrote:Thank you both. I think I will park the Java 11 exam for a bit then until further information is available.

I will be taking the Upgrade to Java 11 exam on Saturday (06/29).
It looks like Oracle has released a new certification. It is called:

Java EE 7 Application Developer
Any word on Oracle updating the OCMJD certification for Java 7?
OS X 10.8 supports the standard JDK 7, by the way. I upgraded my OS mainly for that reason.

6 years ago
I would suggest trying this quiz player. It helped me pass the OCPJP 7 exam the first time.

I wish you good luck next time.

6 years ago

Enkita mody wrote:

Bj Peter DeLaCruz wrote:I just studied the Java Tutorials. Then I downloaded Prasad Saya's quiz player the day before the exam.

How were questions ? i mean code based or theoretical ? what was ratio ?

I don't know the ratio, but there were definitely code and theoretical questions. There were also some questions that had code in the answer choices.
6 years ago
I just studied the Java Tutorials. Then I downloaded Prasad Saya's quiz player the day before the exam.
6 years ago
Today, I passed the 1Z0-805 (Upgrade to Java 7 Programmer) exam with an 81%. It was hard but worth it.
6 years ago