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.
Finally I have taken the exam today after two days of struggle with the prometric guy. Server was down for two days. I got 91%.
My Sincere thanks to Kathy, Bates and Basham for giving such a wonderful book.
I also want to extend my thanks to Mikalai Zaikin and all the ranchers who make this forum LIVE.
I should have got 93% since 2 questions were wrong in the exam. One of the questions was drag and drop on JSP Standard actions which doesnt have a proper answer.Like, the standard action tags that were given were not properly closed with a '/'. For another question only one answer was correct but they asked me to choose 2. Anyway I am satisfied with the score.
My preparation went like this.
(1). Studied the HFSJ book 2 times. And a revision before the exam. (2). Gone through MZ notes. Amazing notes. (3). Referred JSP specs where ever I had doubt. (4). Took lots n lots of mock exams over net. Even I took mocks that are available for 310-080.
My preparation time is 3 months roughly since in between I was tight with my work. Next I am planning to go for SCBCD. I am planning to start the preparation after a short break. All the best for all those who are preparing.
Thanks for giving a brief about how you prepared and how much time it took you to achieve this milestone.. I was looking for this information only Like.
1. How to start , what to start with.? 2. How much prepartion is required.? 3. How much time it will take..? 4. Is only one book sufficient or we need to refer 2 - 3 books. 5. where to find mock test ? 6. Which areas are more critical/difficult in exam. 7. Special attention to any specific area while preparation.
I got most of the answers from your descriptions. Thanks alot.