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Passed OCAJP: 88% and OCPJP:78%

Eduardo De Almeida

Joined: Feb 05, 2014
Posts: 1

First of all, I would like to thank you all at the ranch; I have been lurking the forums during last weeks and I have retrieved a lot of useful information that helped me to get certified. It is so that I feel in debt with the ranch and want to share my background and experience with you prior to publishing my results.

I have a degree in computer science where my "mother" programming language was Java, I mean that it was the first OO language I was introduced to. Of course, during my studies I had the oportunity to meet other OO languages such as C++ or C# but none of them enticed me as Java did.

After finishing my studies I worked as a C# developer during two years as I found a very convenient job in my hometown. As a result of that company's bad economical situation I was fired along with other 4 colleagues so I decided to reconsider my professional career 's course. Re-invent yourself they say.

I decided to stick to Java technologies, and, as a mean to make up for my lack of experience in Java, planned to get certified. So here are the results:

1.- OCAJP SE7: five days of preparation, 30 hours or so and got 88%
Materials used:
  • Oracle's java tutorial for OCAJP:
  • Java SE7 API:
  • Enthuware mock tests: these tests helped me to get around corner cases. Thery are excellent and harder than the "real" one, very good to get confidence: I scored an average of 65%.

  • 2.- OCPJP SE7: fifteen days of preparation, 100 hours or so and got 78%
    Materials used:

  • Oracle's java tutorial for
  • Java SE7 API:
  • Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software (GoF): I used this book to relax away from studying whirl.
  • Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 7 Programmer Exams 1Z0-804 and 1Z0-805: A Comprehensive OCPJP 7 Certification Guide (Ganesh and Sharma): It covers all the syllabus and some edge cases.
  • Enthuware mock tests: again I found them to very important to cover corner cases and give me confidence. Their level of difficulty is slightly harder than the real one: my average score on its mock exams was around 70%.

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    Kondwani Chipeta
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    Congratulations Eduardo
    And welcome to the Ranch.

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    Joe Harry
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    Congratulations! Congratulations!

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    Jhonson Fernando
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    Congratulations !

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    Paul Anilprem
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    Congratulations!! Glad to know that our s/w was helpful in your preparation.

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