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Passed both OCA/OCP Java 8

 
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I started working on Java in 1999 and I got my first Java certification in 2000, that's 16 years ago!

I got all 5 AWS Certifications this year!

Then I look back, Java has changed so much. I planned to get certified in Java 8.

I am on vacation now so I started preparing for it. I started reading Jeanne Boyarsky and Scott Selikoff's book on 12/23/2016 and passed OCA on 12/27/2016.

Then I started reading OCP and passed the OCP today!

I booked the exam yesterday and the normal site was fully booked so I had to drive to a new exam center but it was OK.

https://www.amazon.com/OCA-OCP-Java-Programmer-Certification/dp/1119272092/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1483242674&sr=8-2&keywords=OCA

Besides the experience I had in Java 8, and Java Docs API, these books are the only materials I read. I read, practiced and tried to understand why I made mistakes.

I passed OCA at 91% and OCP at 86% on a preparation of 4 days each.
 
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congrats Yujun!
 
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Congratulations, Yujun!!
 
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Thank you. I heard good thing about your website and the price is really good at $9.99, But I just didn't have time to do it. I am satisfied with this passing score especially I only spent 4 days on it. I did manage to read the books twice and practice their exercises as well. However I didn't have time to finish checking the result of the third practice exam before I started to drive to the test center.
 
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Yujun,
Congrats! Passing with 4 days of studying is incredible!
 
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Thank you. You did a great job of writing the study books and they are the only material I used for the preparation. I worked on Java for 17 years so I knew lots of stuff already, the preparation was just to refresh the memory and understand what kind of tricks the exams use and become familiar with the style of the questions and set a pace. I did have 20 minutes left for the professional exam and spend some time reviewing the answer. It is much hard than the associate one. I wanted to finished it last year so it is a bit rush considering I spent 4 days on the associate as well. It is definitely under-prepared.
 
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Congratulations Yujun
 
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That's amazing.  Congratulations!
 
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Thank you. I have 17 years of experience in Java and I wrote a Selenium Book using Java 8, so I have the knowledge already. Taking the exam was just need some memory refresh so I could have done it quickly.

https://leanpub.com/selenium-webdriver-book



 
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Yujun Liang wrote:Thank you. I have 17 years of experience in Java and I wrote a Selenium Book using Java 8


Author status for you!
 
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Thank you. Not as good selling as yours though.
 
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