I answered all the questions in the practice exam in OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Certification Guide by Mala Gupta in 2.5 hours with about five minutes to spare. I ended up with 68.78% or something like that, lets call it 69%. I know that on the OCA 808 exam 65% is a pass and I know that I can still do better. I'm wondering what people who have used this study guide and who have passed the exam think about this study guide. More precisely, and I know this changes from person to person, if you got a 69% on the mock exam in this book how confident would you be regarding taking the 808 exam?
I'm also going to use Enthuware for the 808 exam so that I can get a better mark, and I have scheduled my test for late Aug 2017.
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Pete Letkeman wrote:More precisely, and I know this changes from person to person, if you got a 69% on the mock exam in this book how confident would you be regarding taking the 808 exam?
From my experience of the OCAJP7 study guide by Mala Gupta, the mock exam is a bit easier than the actual exam. So I would say with such a score (and having only a few minutes left) I would say you are not ready yet to ace the exam and you need some additional studying (maybe you can purchase an additional study guide to get some other insights).
Using Enthuware is definitely a good idea! If you are done studying, you can take the first mock exam to have an objective indicator of your current Java level and readiness for the exam. The Enthuware mock exams are commonly known to be a little bit harder than the actual exam.