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Passed the OCA Java 8 exam with 98%

 
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I've passed the OCA Java 8 exam today

Thanks a lot to Jeanne & Scott for their superkit and work that they did!
==
Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide
Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 8 Programmer II Study Guide
OCA/OCP Java® SE 8 Programmer Practice Tests
==

special thanks to Enthuware team for the famous mock exams and Mala Gupta for her OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Certification Guide

My path:

September 2018 - February 2019: Learning the OCA and OCP books of Jeanne & Scott.
That was not very easy as I earn money with Ruby, not Java. Both books were transformed into flashcards to review regularly (391 cards of OCA,
749 cards of OCP)

03/23/19 - 04/04/19: Final review/memorizing OCA flashcards and doing Jeanne & Scott's OCA Practice Tests (450 questions) along with OCA book Assessment Test

04/05/19 - 04/14/19: Doing mock exams:
- Jeanne & Scott Practice Tests OCA mock exam
- Mala Gupta's OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Certification Guide mock exam
- Enthuware OCA Exam #1
- Enthuware OCA Exam #4
- Enthuware OCA Exam #3

My percent of errors was almost constant during all the mock exams: about 1 incorrect answer for every 7 correct ones. After the third Enthuware exam I felt sick of any more mock exams

The real exam was predictably much harder for me than the mock ones, and I spent almost all my time (7 minutes left), despite the fact that real questions generally seemed to be a bit easier than mock exams' ones. But despite the good score, I clearly feel that OCA is my ceiling for now. More hard work is needed to pass OCP.
 
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Congratuations, Dmitry !

Great score !  
 
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Dmitry Gorshenin wrote:I've passed the OCA Java 8 exam today

Thanks a lot to Jeanne & Scott for their superkit and work that they did!
==
Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide
Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 8 Programmer II Study Guide
OCA/OCP Java® SE 8 Programmer Practice Tests
==

special thanks to Enthuware team for the famous mock exams and Mala Gupta for her OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Certification Guide

My path:

September 2018 - February 2019: Learning the OCA and OCP books of Jeanne & Scott.
That was not very easy as I earn money with Ruby, not Java. Both books were transformed into flashcards to review regularly (391 cards of OCA,
749 cards of OCP)

03/23/19 - 04/04/19: Final review/memorizing OCA flashcards and doing Jeanne & Scott's OCA Practice Tests (450 questions) along with OCA book Assessment Test

04/05/19 - 04/14/19: Doing mock exams:
- Jeanne & Scott Practice Tests OCA mock exam
- Mala Gupta's OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Certification Guide mock exam
- Enthuware OCA Exam #1
- Enthuware OCA Exam #4
- Enthuware OCA Exam #3

My percent of errors was almost constant during all the mock exams: about 1 incorrect answer for every 7 correct ones. After the third Enthuware exam I felt sick of any more mock exams

The real exam was predictably much harder for me than the mock ones, and I spent almost all my time (7 minutes left), despite the fact that real questions generally seemed to be a bit easier than mock exams' ones. But despite the good score, I clearly feel that OCA is my ceiling for now. More hard work is needed to pass OCP.


Congratulations, Dmitry! Great score!
Happy to know that our software was helpful in your preparation
 
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