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Your money, which book?

Stuie Clarky
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Joined: Nov 09, 2012
Posts: 96

Hi all,

If you were going to get a book to assist with study for the OCA exam, which would you buy with your money and why? Currently deciding between two to purchase for the company:

OCA Java SE 7 Programmer I Certification Guide: Prepare for the 1ZO-803 exam by Mala Gupta

OCA Java SE 7 Programmer I Study Guide (Exam 1Z0-803): Exam 1Z0-803. Complete Exam Preparation. Edward G. Finegan & Robert Liguori

I've read good and bad things about the second book, but only a little about the first book as it is published at the end of the month. Would love to hear the opinions/views of those more experienced than me.



Rafael Bene

Joined: Jan 15, 2014
Posts: 6
Hello Stuie Clarky, I read the Finegan Book and took the exam inside the book and i passed with 80% but when i have taken the exam inside the mala gupta book was much dificulty than the other book. So im not passed the last.

So, im no sure how of two examns are more closely of the real exam?
Tonguc Koc

Joined: Sep 17, 2012
Posts: 13
Having just finished reading Gupta's book I can say that it is pretty good in terms of the clarity and flow of the topic. It focuses where it should focus and don't mess up with the OCPJP topics.
Abhay Agarwal
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Joined: Feb 29, 2008
Posts: 1341

I have bought and read Mala Gupta book. It is a good book to read for Certification (and also to revise basic java concepts)

Oracle certified Java 8 Programmer I (1Z0-808), Oracle Java Web Service Developer (1z0-897), Oracle certified Java 7 Programmer, SCJA 1.0, SCJP 5.0, SCWCD 5.0, Oracle SQL Fundamentals I, CIW Certified Ecommerce specialist
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