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Starting to Prepare for the OCEJPA Certification.

Martijn Cremer
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Joined: Jul 05, 2013
Posts: 5

Hello Codeboy's and girls,

So I finely got my OCJP 6 Certification after already doing a lot of programming with Java and doing a lot of work with Database. So now that I got it in the pocket, my boss and I thought well seeing that I already know a lot of how databases work etc. Lets focus on the OCEJPA certification. So going through this forum I read about a lot of methods and how to go about with things. So here I am pitching my 2 cents in what I probably (or anyone that wants to get certified). Need to learn and get trough. Please correct me if i'm wrong.

At the moment of writing the current OCE, JPA exam has code 1Z0-898 (see link for the exam topics).

So what to read?

Well first and al most I think you need to read the JPA Specifications as far as I can tell don't just skim it.

Read also the Pro JPA 2 (ISBN-10: 1430219564 ISBN-13: 978-1430219569), although its more a easy read compared to the JPA Specifications. What I hear from colleagues and read here on the forums that its more important to read the JPA Specifications then the Pro JPA 2 book.

Do a good preparation with a good mockup. As far as I can tell there are 2 good ones out there:
  • Enthuware 1Z0-898
  • Epractizelabs 1Z0-898


  • Also a good reasorce is: http://www.coderanch.com/how-to/java/ScbcdLinks#scbcd6

    Now about the mockup exams, as far as I can tell from the post the epractizelabs had mix results. So I was hoping we could make this post a good resource for everyone thats going to embark on the road to learn JPA.

    For that I need your feedback of course, so let make this post the portal for anyone that wants to explore the wonders of JPA ;)

    Sources 1,2,3,45,6,7


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    Martijn Cremer
    Greenhorn

    Joined: Jul 05, 2013
    Posts: 5

    Some extra info (witch is just global thats handy to read before you diside doing this): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_Persistence_API
    Yos Ste
    Greenhorn

    Joined: Jan 08, 2014
    Posts: 8
    Hello and thanks,

    But is EpractizeLabs enough to learn the topics of the OCMJEA 6 exam ? I mean, intstead of reading books and guides, would it cover 100% of the learning material ?

    Thanks
    Abhay Agarwal
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    Joined: Feb 29, 2008
    Posts: 1106
        
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    Hi Martjin
    http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Java_Persistence link contain good basic starting material (infact a small 130 page PDF book) to learn JPA. You can download the book in PDF version.

    Thanks

    Abhay Agarwal
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    Joined: Feb 29, 2008
    Posts: 1106
        
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    Infact this PDF link [http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Java_Persistence] can be added in http://www.coderanch.com/how-to/java/ScbcdLinks#scbcd6 page.
    Abhay Agarwal
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    Joined: Feb 29, 2008
    Posts: 1106
        
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    I noticed that this link reference is already present on Scbcd links page.
    ~ abhay
     
    I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
     
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