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OCA Java SE 7 Exam updates

Mala Gupta
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Change in the Exam Details
Oracle has changed the passing score and time duration for OCA Java SE 7 Programmer 1 exam (1Z0-803), as follows:

New Passing score - 77%
New time duration - 140 minutes
(Old passing score was 75% and old time duration was 150 minutes)

Sample Questions by Oracle
Oracle has released a set of 8 sample questions on this exam (http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=303&p_certName=SQ1Z0_803).

I hope these updates will help the ranchers, who are preparing for this exam.

With respect,
Mala


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Paul Anilprem
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Thanks for sharing!


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Rohan Deshmkh
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Has anyone tried to solve those sample questions?
It seems that the answers given on that page are wrong.
For eg. the answer for first question is option D but they have given answer as B,D,E.
Kareem Al-Nassag
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Thanks for sharing such infos
Mala Gupta
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Rohan,

You are correct. The correct option is D (x y c g).

Option B is c x g y.
Because static initializer block executes before instance initializer block, code shown in question can't output 'c ' before 'x '. So this option is incorrect.

Option E is x y g c.
On creation of an object, its constructor executes before any other method can be executed on it. In class Sequence, constructor will output 'c ' before method 'go' outputs 'g '. So this option is also incorrect.

With respect,
Mala
Mala Gupta
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Oracle has reverted the changes it made to the passing score and time duration of OCA Java SE 7 Programmer exam (1Z0-083). The current numbers:

Duration: 150 minutes
Passing Score: 75%

Oracle changed the time duration of this exam to 140 minutes and passing score to 77%, some time back.

With much respect,
Mala
Paul Anilprem
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Interesting...I just checked this page and it shows that they changed the time to 150 minutes but the passing percent is still 77%!
Mala Gupta
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Thanks, Paul. Oracle has changed these numbers again. The present numbers as per Oracle's website are:

Duration: 140 minutes
Passing Score: 77%

With respect,
Mala
Johanes Iliadi
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Hi I just pass my OCAJP 7 yesterday
the strange thing is in the score report
1Z0-803 Java SE 7 Programmer I
Your Score: 95% Passing Score: 63% Result: Pass

just wondering why the passing score only 63%
joao ferreira
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When do you know the result the exam?when the exam finished?
K. Tsang
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joao ferreira wrote:When do you know the result the exam?when the exam finished?


Yes for computer tests you get the results (pass or fail) immediately.


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Johanes Iliadi wrote:Hi I just pass my OCAJP 7 yesterday
the strange thing is in the score report
1Z0-803 Java SE 7 Programmer I
Your Score: 95% Passing Score: 63% Result: Pass

just wondering why the passing score only 63%


Welcome. Congrats. I believe Oracle has updated its info again from the old 77% to now 63%.
joao ferreira
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K. Tsang wrote:
Johanes Iliadi wrote:Hi I just pass my OCAJP 7 yesterday
the strange thing is in the score report
1Z0-803 Java SE 7 Programmer I
Your Score: 95% Passing Score: 63% Result: Pass

just wondering why the passing score only 63%


Welcome. Congrats. I believe Oracle has updated its info again from the old 77% to now 63%.


That's right the oracle change the passing score to 63%.

You can see -> http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=5001&get_params=p_exam_id:1Z0-803&p_org_id=&lang=
Daniel Barros
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K. Tsang wrote:
joao ferreira wrote:When do you know the result the exam?when the exam finished?


Yes for computer tests you get the results (pass or fail) immediately.


That's not entirely correct. You need a CertView (certview.oracle.com) account linked to your Oracle.com account, which I haven't had any of them and to my surprise I got a message saying that I had to follow the instructions on my email to get my results ... madness ... Have I passed or not?!?

It's not smooth, I created my Oracle.com account and was going nuts as I couldn't login to this CertView site. Apparently there's a time delay for the systems to sync, so I only got my results after about 2 hours of nearly having a heart attack. Passed at least and I was surprised with the new passing score of 63%.

Good luck!

D.
Roel De Nijs
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K. Tsang wrote:
joao ferreira wrote:When do you know the result the exam?when the exam finished?


Yes for computer tests you get the results (pass or fail) immediately.

That's not true anymore. Oracle has changed the process for receiving exam scores.

On November 15, 2012, Oracle's candidate certification portal, CertView, will give you access to your exam results. Upon completing an exam, you will be directed to log into CertView to view and print your exam results. Exam results are not available from the test center at the time of testing. CertView has been enhanced so you can access all certification and exam history in one place. These enhancements provide on demand access to Oracle Certification Logos, as well as requests from third parties for Oracle authorized verification of Certification(s). CertView is now the single source of truth for all candidate certification records. This allows for tighter integration when you interact with Oracle.

More info on this page and in this FAQ video. According to the video your score should be available through CertView after 1 hour.


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Carlos Borrero
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Johanes Iliadi wrote:Hi I just pass my OCAJP 7 yesterday
the strange thing is in the score report
1Z0-803 Java SE 7 Programmer I
Your Score: 95% Passing Score: 63% Result: Pass

just wondering why the passing score only 63%


Hi Johanes,
Today I took the test and I didn't pass , so now, I want to get a good study material, since you got 95% can you please advise what material you used to study and if any tip I could apply next time I take it,
thank you in advance,
Roel De Nijs
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Carlos Borrero wrote:can you please advise what material you used to study

Have a look here.
 
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