I need an advice from you about what to study next after Thinking in Java by Bruce Eckel? I mention that i'm an OCAJP8 aspirant and i already bought whizlabs OCAJP8. So far i studyed Head First Java (read 2 times for perfect image of java in my head), i'm almost there to finish Thinking in Java 4th edition (Read and understand all concept/examples and done all ~400 exercices with corect results) and i don't know what to study next ? Should i study Complete Reference 9th Edition with java 8 inside (recommanded by Whizlabs under a "must do" ) for a deep understanding and after that go to Mala Gupta Study Guide OCAJP8 or go directly to Study Guide OCAJP8 by Mala Gupta ? I really want to take this exam from the first time.
I want to mention that after the study guide i have in mind to practice OCAJP8 test by Whizlabs and OCAJP8 enthuware test.
I really need your advice comming from your proffesional experience but are welcome also any advice from anyone.
I already studyed all the forum with all the materials need for OCAJP8 and i choose those materials mentions in this post because for the moment those are the best accordingly the consistency (if i'll have to buy more/another books i'll do it)
Laur Alex wrote:and i don't know what to study next ? Should i study Complete Reference 9th Edition with java 8 inside (recommanded by Whizlabs under a "must do" ) for a deep understanding and after that go to Mala Gupta Study Guide OCAJP8 or go directly to Study Guide OCAJP8 by Mala Gupta ?
After reading/studying two Java text books, I think you are ready to start with a study guide for the OCAJP8 certification exam. You might even want to purchase a second study guide to use as a complementary resource. And you can always reference back to the "Complete Reference 9th Edition" book if needed, but it's definitely not a requirement to pass the exam on first attempt.
In the OcajpFaq (besides other very useful information) and this thread you'll find an overview of all available resources (study guides, mock exams,...) to thorougly prepare yourself for the certification exam. And on the OcajpWallOfFame you'll find plenty of (links to) experiences from other ranchers (including resources they have used). So it can be useful to determine which resources are useful (and which are not).