Shivi Kashyap wrote:Kindly tell me some idea about to be expert in java programming and to crack OCPJP 6 exam. I have only a little knowledge about OOP concepts and I want to make myself perfect in this.
I just passed the OCPJP exam, it took me about 6 months in total of study, from a complete Java beginner background.
I approached it this way,
1. Read through the K and B book making various notes
2. Completed the practice exams also by K and B
3. At this point, my grades were still quite low, but there was a a pattern to the questions I kept failing, so I wrote them down and really focused on them. One thing which kept getting me were the number of objects left after garbage collection, but I finally understood how that new objects are only created when the word "new" is used, and this helped me reach the correct total everytime. Its surprising how many developers I asked who thought even String s; declarations created a new object on the stack. Not the case!
4. I then done as many online exams as possible, you can find alot on this site under the SCJP exam resources page, one site was really useful, ExamLab, and I made a small donation to be able to use the sites full functionality.
Once my grades were consistently high enough, I took the exam and I passed first time. I scored 78% but I made some simple mistakes in the exam, and now I look back, I really kicked myself about it. But a pass is a pass and life goes on. Im, really glad I done it, and I wish you the best of success. Good luck and stay focused.