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Newbie here, studying for OCA Java SE 8

 
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Hi everyone,

My name is Fay. I have taken an Intro to Java course at a local community college, and I also completed a 3 month Java bootcamp last year. I've been coding since, but i feel like I've never quite mastered or understood Java the way I'd like to. So, in a quest to get a thorough, detailed understanding of Java, I plan on taking the OCA exam. I feel like I have a solid foundation, but now it's time to dig deeper and really polish my craft. If anyone is interested in going on this journey with me, let's create a study group. Summer OCA prep squad!

It's recommended to spend about 2 weeks per chapter, but I'm modifying the schedule a tad because I think the first few chapters should be easier to get through:
Week of:                              Material:
May 20                                Chapter 1
May 27 & June 3                   Chapter 2
June 10 & June 17                Chapter 3
June 24 & July 1                   Chapter 4
July 8 & July 15                    Chapter 5
July 22 & July 29                  Chapter 6
August 5                              Review
August 12                            Exam

I've tried to prepare for the OCA before, but life hit hard and I didn't keep up with it. Hopefully this time around, and with the help of this community, I can push through!

 
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hi Fay,

welcome to the Ranch and enjoy the stay!

I think your scheme looks very reasonable. But I advise one extra thing: it is almost a necessity to use one or more of the exam training programs. The one that I used was Enthuware (very good), but there are other programs too. I would plan at least a week for these (but I woud recommend two weeks).

Do have a look at our OCA forum, where you can find many questions (and answers). And we are here to help too!

Succes with the study!
 
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Hi Fay Mendez,
I have also planned to complete OCA exam, probably is the timeline similar to yours. Let's learn togeather.


 
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Welcome to the Ranch

Keep all your discussions here, where we can all see them; I think you will learn better like that.
 
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