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.
Were you involved in setting the exam questions or have you sat the exam?
"Were you involved in setting the exam questions or have you sat the exam?"
We were not involved in setting the exam questions, but we both sat the exam. Note that we did write the SCJA (CX-310-109) book and have multiple certifications so we became very close to observing how the exams matured/changed.
I think (but not sure) that Bert Bates, author of the SCJP book, may have had influence on the development of the exam questions on the real exams.
Brian O'Shea wrote:Thanks for the quick reply, I am planning on sitting the exam in November/December. Does your book cover the new features of SE7 in depth or just from a high level?
Believe it or not, I didn't see too many Java SE 7 things on the exam... but we do provide coverage for SE 7 enhancements in the book, such as Strings in the switch statement, multi-catch statements, try-with resources statements, binary literals, underscores with numeric literals, Unicode 6.0, etc.
Brian O'Shea wrote:I have your SCJA book for CX-310-019. Found it very good. Is this one the same style.
Our SCJA book you reference provided the foundations for our OCA book... but trust me, we worked hard for nearly a year making the necessary updates, improvements, additions and changes for the new, modified and/or removed objectives.
" ... Found it very good. ..."
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Robert Liguori wrote:We were not involved in setting the exam questions, but we both sat the exam.