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1Z0-813 Upgrade exam for Java SE 6 and all Prior Version - Safe to skip JDBC?

 
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Should I skip the objectives below altogether from my preparation, since they are not part of the 1Z0-813 exam?

Building Database Applications with JDBC

1) Describe the interfaces that make up the core of the JDBC API including the Driver, Connection, Statement, and ResultSet interfaces and their relationship to provider implementations
2) Identify the components required to connect to a database using the DriverManager class including the JDBC URL
3) Submit queries and read results from the database including creating statements, returning result sets, iterating through the results, and properly closing result sets, statements, and connections

I am working through Boyarsky & Selikoff's OCP: Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 8 Programmer II Study Guide at the moment.
My understanding is that anyone taking the 1Z0-813 exam could safely skip Chapter 10. Do you agree?

 
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Yes. As of today. I'm a little concerned that Oracle might rethink this decision so I recommend checking either the exam page or our book page to ensure that is still the case a week or two before you are due to take the exam.

The reason I'm concerned about them rethinking it is that there are a few topics that one needs to know if taking OCP * directly or upgrading from OCP 7. But not for a prior upgrade. As I blogged about, this is odd. And if Oracle ever decides to "fix it", the objectives would change.

They'd give notice though. So you should be good. You are making good progress though the book from your errata reports . I'm hedging in case someone reads this post in six months and it is no longer accurate.
 
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Thanks for the clarification, Jeanne.

That's very sound advice, I will keep checking the exam objectives for changes. I too feel they are going to spot it sooner or later, which is why I'm a bit concerned. Oh well, I suppose it works as encouragement to get on with my studies and not procrastinate
 
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In fact, looking at the objectives carefully, it looks like Chapter 8 can also be skipped.

- Read and write data from the console
- Use BufferedReader, BufferedWriter, File, FileReader, FileWriter, FileInputStream, FileOutputStream, ObjectOutputStream, ObjectInputStream, and PrintWriter in the java.iopackage.



Neither of them are in the objectives for the upgrade from Java 6 exam.
 
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The introduction of the textbook provides a mapping for all three exams. Regardless of which exam you take, we recommend reading the entire text for your own benefit.
 
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T Vergilio wrote:In fact, looking at the objectives carefully, it looks like Chapter 8 can also be skipped.


Yes. And the introduction mapping Scott refers to confirms that.
 
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Thank you
 
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Even I'm preparing for the upgrade exam (-013) using the OCP Java SE 8 study guide by Jeanne and Scott. Taking a look at the objectives, I am reading the entire book minus chapters 8 (IO) and 10 (JDBC). For questions, I am referring to the review exercises at the end of each chapter, plus the Sibex Wiley online bonus questions.

Is there any other reading material or sample questions that would closely mirror the OCP Java 8 exam (or upgrade exam)? I went through Java 8 in action, it is a great book but not specifically tailored for the certification.

Any pointers or advice would be much appreciated!!

Regards,
Harshit
 
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