This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
Wow! Gabriel, Thats an awesome score.... I am new to JavaRanch.. Can you give me some tips on how to prepare for the exam.., are you a programmer professionally? which all books/mock tests you followed for the preparation? Please reply..am awaiting for your reply.. Cheers..! Lovleen.
Anthony Ku Ong
Joined: Dec 09, 2006
Awesome score Gabriel, Congratulations
Joined: Feb 09, 2007
For preparation I used the book "SCJP Sun Certified Programmer for Java 5 Guide" (Sierra and Bates). Did all the questions each chapter at a time, I put as an objective to pass each chapter questionaire with a proportional of right questions as the exam (59% I think).
Then I made some mock exams and used an exam simulator. I did all the exams in the simulator but I can say that simulator exams were harder than the exam itself (which is allways good.) If you pass all the simulator tests you surely will pass the real exam.
Of course, for the Java API part I used the Java documentation (javadocs) and A LOT of little testing programs.
With the things that I didn't get right in the simulator, I made a cheat sheet to read half an hour before in my way to the exam.