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OCA, Java SE7 Programmer 1 Exam

Aki Mohan
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Joined: Aug 22, 2013
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Hi Collective Brain,

I am really confused about the Programmer I exam. Somewhere here I read that reading SCJP for Java 6 by Bates and Sierra would suffice for OCJA 7 Programmer I but when I checked the link for the syllabus I got more confused. The book covers some of the topics that are included for Programmer II exam.

Right now I'm really focused on passing the certification(on a really tight schedule) and will then go for the Programmer II exam. So should I read just according to the syllabus or should I complete every topic in the book? I mean I know reading the whole book would be very effective(which I will in the coming days) but I want to finish the certification asap. So can I be sure just to read according to the syllabus given on the oracle website(the link that I pasted above) or should I read everything for "just in case". Please help me out.

Jeanne Boyarsky
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Bert wrote which chapters you need to read for the OCAJP in this thread. No need to read the rest of the book prior to your exam.

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Aki Mohan
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Thank you very much Jeanne, that really helped.

Aki Mohan
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Joined: Aug 22, 2013
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One quick question.. I can't find a good mock test preparation. Couldyou please suggest me some so that I can practice better and see where I'm lacking. Or any link or study material. Thanks again.
I agree. Here's the link:
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