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.
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:
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 ;)