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Hello and Congrats Jeanne & Scott.

My question is how different is
"OCP: Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 8 Programmer II Study Guide: Exam 1Z0-809"
from
"OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide (Exams 1Z0-803 & 1Z0-804)".

Well... I don't mean the difference in Java SE 7 and Java SE 8 rather difference in the guide for example the way in approaching or explaining it to the reader.

Thanks in advance.
 
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Yeah, I certified a *long* time ago. Over a decade. I know that's way too far back to go into specifics, but how has the exam changed over time in general? Any predictions on future emphasis?
 
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Aliya,
I assume you mean Kathy & Bert's book? That's a great book. In fact, I was a contributor to that book and wrote parts of a few chapters. (Scott wrote the topics in our book that I had contributed to K&B. And of course he wrote many other topics too!)

Different authors have different styles of book writing. And different publishers have different templates/styles of book. For example, our publisher (Wiley/Sybex) has flashcards online for study guides which I haven't seen from any other publishers. Different books go into more depth about different topics But ultimately, different readers have different preferences and learning styles and some people will prefer certain books to others.

Right now, this is a moot point because K&B covers Java 7 and you need a study guide for the exam you are taking.
 
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Paul,
Well, the topics have changed over time. Some have been removed - no more regular expressions. Some have been repeatedly added/removed - serialization.

From an exam point of view, drag and drop questions are gone (whoo hoo!).

I'm looking forward to seeing the exam cover compiling with modules in Java 9.
 
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