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After three books, two plus months still don't think I pass

 
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Well I've read the following books multiple times and writing many smaller (100 lines, maybe less)  and spending more then four hours a day for the last two plus months I still/think that I won't pass the OCA 808 exam.

Here are the books that I've been going over:
  • https://coderanch.com/wiki/671285/books/OCA-Java-SE-Programmer-Certification
  • https://coderanch.com/wiki/672977/books/OCA-Java-SE-Programmer-Study
  • OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Exam Guide (Exams 1Z0-808) Paperback – May 5 2017 by Kathy Sierra (Author), Bert Bates (Author)

  • I also have Enthuware for the with the 808 question bank and I failed the foundation test, getting 62%.
    As a result canceled the exam that I scheduled.
    So where should I go from here?

    Is it better to get OCA 808 certified before or after getting Google certified on Android taking the udacity.com program?
     
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    i failed twice before i pass earlier
     
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    I know that there are people on this site who have studied for months and failed the OCA 808 test at least once.

    I suspect that some people on this site are Android programmers and may have passed the Google Android certification test.
    Is it better to get OCA 808 certified before or after getting Google certified on Android taking the udacity.com program?
    How much 'better' for lack of words, is it to be Java certification vs Android certification when looking into becoming an Android developer?
     
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    I would assume that the Android certification is more useful for an Android development position.
     
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    Pete Letkeman wrote:So where should I go from here?


    If you are still keen to pass the OCAJP8 certification exam, you could have a look at all the advice given to people who have failed the exam.

    If you use the search function, you'll find plenty of topics with advice to prepare (and ace) the OCA exam. Here are a few:
  • Studying so hard just to fail(1z0-808)
  • Failing Java SE 8 Programmer I
  • Bad Experience with OCA 7 exams
  • Any tricks about how to manage the 120 min for so many question?
  • second failed OCAJP
  • Need some advice after failing the exam


  • Hope it helps!
    Kind regards,
    Roel
     
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    Thanks @Roel De Nijs,

    I will look into that and others found on this site.

    I know that I should do something, however my confidence is shaken. If I choose to not take the test then all the prep work that I did over the last couple of months will be for nothing and I do like the idea of wasting time. While it wasn't a waste of time, as I did learn much, I just had higher hopes in myself that I'd be in a better position with regards to the test at this point in time.

    Taking a few days off and a few steps back has allowed me to put this into perspective, and I know that this test is not one of the easier tests out there. I know that I do have some problems taking tests in general, and have most of my life. I hope to continue to learn and grow my Java knowledge. I know that I, like many people out there, am my own worse judge.
     
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    Pete Letkeman wrote:and I know that this test is not one of the easier tests out there.


    It's definitely a difficult test! Even experienced Java developers fail the OCAJP certification exam, because they don't prepare thoroughly. It's not enough to know how to write Java programs to pass this certification exam, you need a more in-depth knowledge of Java & OO basics.
     
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