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.
Even though the format of the test is significantly different, do you think it's fair to say that if someone has a very strong understanding of everything from RHE, and they can do well on all the RHE tests, then they will pass the certification exam? I have just gotten to a point where I am 2 weeks away from the exam, and have hit a plateau in my learning and I'm not sure what to do now. I've been studying RHE diligently on the topics everybody say to pay particular attention to (threads, io, awt, ..) and that has helped my understanding a great deal. So part of me thinks maybe the best way to spend the next 2 weeks is to just keep reading RHE and then coding anything I come across that I'm not clear on. I'd entertain advice on other gameplans.
I have passed my test based on Just RHE and mock exams. IF you are thorough with all the concepts in RHE that is good enough, but still you need to do lots of mocks. Ofcourse, i cannot comment on the new pattern with codes, since i wrote the previous version of the exam. Your best bet now for the next 2 weeks can be reread RHE, do as many mocks as you can and study/write code on questions which you marked wrong in the mock exams. -Hemanth