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OCAJP 7 study guide necessary?

Jack Moore Iii
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Joined: Jun 07, 2012
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I had previously bought the SCJP 6.0 K&B book to take that test, but I can see there would be a better chance of passing the associate test first then going for the programmer one. Is it necessary or helpful enough to buy the OCAJP study guide if I already have the SCJP 6.0 study guide? Is there a good online reference that makes note of the changes in 7 without them getting lost in the entirety of Java?...
Roel De Nijs

Joined: Jul 19, 2004
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SCJA, SCJP (1.4 | 5.0 | 6.0), SCJD
Rebecca Thomas

Joined: Apr 02, 2013
Posts: 12
Hey Jack

The majority of the exam objectives for OCA Java 7 are covered in SCJP 6, so you are 85-90% covered from K&B book. Just read exception handling changes, string in switch case and numeric literal changes Java SE 7. Note that OCPJP 7 is tougher than this and it covers Java SE 7 changes in deeper level like try with resources, JDBC 4, Java NIO2, etc.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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