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Hii everyone,  I was preparing for OCA 8 since 3 month,buyed simulator i.e Enthuware , but I am failing with a percentage of 30% .

Do guide me please so that I can clear the OCA with a good percentage.

 
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We have listed out many resources in our OCA FAQ page that will help you study and prepare.
 
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Is that 30% on Enthuware or 30% in the OCA exam? Did you get a study book?
 
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it is in enthuware
 
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yes I have a study book,but I am not able to understand why I scoring less
 
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How much programming have you done?
 
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I have only 1 year of experience in programming
 
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for the paper I have practiced the question bank given after the chapter in  Study Guide by Jeanne Boyarsky and Scott Selikoff
 
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I have not read Jeanne and Scott's book so can't comment directly on that, but Campbell and I were among the technical reviewers for the Bert Bates and Kathy Sierra OCA 8 Exam Guide so we are familiar with the exam. My best advice to you would be to write code, write code, and write more code. Programming is best learned by doing lots of programming, so when you are working through the study guide write out every single piece of code from every example and try to run them all. Really get into why the answers are what they are, and also why the wrong answers are wrong.
 
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Thankyou so much,your guidance is a ray of hope
 
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Also, keep doing the end of chapter exercises unti lyou consistently  score 80%+. You should be able to explain each one after a few tries. This will teach your brain to loop for common patterns.
 
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Thankyou Jeanne Boyarsky , Thankyou so much for the guidance.

Will follow your guidelines
 
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