This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide 1Z0-808 and have Jeanne Boyarsky & Scott Selikoff on-line! See this thread for details.
Hi everyone, today I passed the exam 1Z0-804 with a score of 80%, and I know this forum is full of similar posts but I couldn't hold myself and hey! thats what this section is all about right? to share exam results?
So, to prepare I read the only OCPJP 7 book available at the moment, "Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 7 Programmer Exams 1Z0-804 and 1Z0-805: A Comprehensive OCPJP 7 Certification Guide" from S.G Ganesh and Tushar Sharma, the SCJP 6 book from Kate Sierra & Bert Bates and bought Enthuware correlated mock exam.
All in all, the book is good, it explains well many things, even though part of it I skipped because already knew/ had seem on the SCJP 6 Book I owned prior to buying this one, but there were some details I discovered only through mock tests or programming myself which is ok I guess , it's not like every single detail would fit in one book anyway.
Now, Enthuware as always is the must-have item here, the questions are spot-on and the dificulty is much more on par with the real thing in this version compared to the OCA version, being I did an average 75% on the Practice tests and ended up with 80% on the exam, not counting I did study one more week after I did the Last Practice test.
About the Exam Questions, it didn't felt hard at at all, save for some questions that made me question myself, but other than that it felt just like I was doing another practice test from Enthuware, no big deal.
Also, speaking of questions, there were two questions about Thread behaviour that draw my attention because it was a type of question I didn't saw on enthuware s/w but nothing hard really, just asking the most probable result based on two threads running at the same time, just like another question from enthuware , but instead of asking what would happen, it was asking what was most probable to happen.