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Passed OCA-JP se8 72%

 
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Hey guys,

I passed with 72%, that's 7% over the cut score. Definitely felt like I was cutting it close. Feels good to be done, though! I used uCertify and Enthuware, which pull from the same question bank it seems. I like enthuware the best, followed by the 'Trancender' question set inside of uCertify.

Enthuware 'Last Day Test' - 68%

This is my first programming class, and I'm new to coding overall. But now I can say I'm a certified programmer!
 
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Congratulations - well done  
 
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Congratulations!!!
 
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Well done, travis - enjoy your title
 
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Congrats Travis!
 
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travis thompson wrote:Hey guys,

I passed with 72%, that's 7% over the cut score. Definitely felt like I was cutting it close. Feels good to be done, though! I used uCertify and Enthuware, which pull from the same question bank it seems. I like enthuware the best, followed by the 'Trancender' question set inside of uCertify.

Enthuware 'Last Day Test' - 68%

This is my first programming class, and I'm new to coding overall. But now I can say I'm a certified programmer!



Hi, How long did it take to prepare. I am new to programming but I did a alot of C++ at varsity for the past 2 years.

Wanna write end of March , is it possible?
 
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Kego Radebe wrote:Wanna write end of March , is it possible?

Did you see movie Swordfish? - "Nothing is impossible".

Now that you said you did some C++ before, that surely is an advantage rather than otherwise, however, Java isn't C++, so you need to be well prepared - while the exam is meant to test your Java basic knowledge only, exam isn't easy at all.

Get some certification book, get some mock certification software and see how it goes and what is your current level, so then you could try to estimate is it looks possible to you in your particular case.
We have 7th of February now, which means 42 days you have for that - I think that is doable if you're able to go through the book at least once within next week or two, then re-read some paragraphs and spend some amount of time on mock certification program to get a close feel of actual exam form, so you could get used to the non formatted/indented code.

Some certification books you may want to consider you can find here.

Good luck.
 
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Kego Radebe wrote:

travis thompson wrote:Hey guys,

I passed with 72%, that's 7% over the cut score. Definitely felt like I was cutting it close. Feels good to be done, though! I used uCertify and Enthuware, which pull from the same question bank it seems. I like enthuware the best, followed by the 'Trancender' question set inside of uCertify.

Enthuware 'Last Day Test' - 68%

This is my first programming class, and I'm new to coding overall. But now I can say I'm a certified programmer!



Hi, How long did it take to prepare. I am new to programming but I did a alot of C++ at varsity for the past 2 years.

Wanna write end of March , is it possible?



I think you can definitely do it, Kego! I'm still a bit fuzzy on this topic, but one thing I learned is that C++ has pointers and Java does not. Then you learn that Java is strictly pass-by-reference but in the case of Objects it's effectively pass-by-value. This topic and pointers are closely connected, but I have a hard time describing exactly how.

What I'm trying to say is that you probably already have some applicable knowledge. You should be able to pick up Java quickly, I would think.

I agree with Liutauras Vilda below, great advice. Grind those practice tests out if you want this cert!
 
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