понедельник, 3 апреля 2017 г.

OCA Java SE 8 (1Z0-808) exam taking story

I took the OCA8 exam on 24 January 2017 with a score of 97%.

My main study materials:
1) Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide by Scott Selikoff, Jeanne Boyarsky (I really like the writing style of that book!)
2) Enthuware OCA Mock Tests

The preparation process
- Read each chapter
- Use sybextestbanks to take tests at the end of each chapter online
- Take mock exams from sybextestbanks after finishing the book
- Pass Enthuware mock exams
- Review all answers (even the right ones) and run the code in Eclipse to better understand the weak points
- Take notes if something you don't know is found out

The exam day
Before the exam day I went through my notes and got a good night sleep.
You should know that exam questions show the number of correct answers. It makes the test easier.

On my first minutes when only 5 questions were answered I had a feeling that I will pass the exam.
I didn't leave questions without answers. In the end: 7 questions was marked and about 30 minutes left.

I didn't got results on the spot. But I was calm and sure I passed the exam successfully.
The email from Oracle announcing me of the result was received in a day.

My badge

Unfortunately, paper (hard copy) printed certificates are no longer available. Oracle is committed to developing practices and products that help protect the environment.

That's all from my side! Good luck!