Hi all, this was my first time to post here in code ranch.
I just passed the OCP 11 Upgrade Exam today with 93% Score. This is more than enough for me as i only get 72% on my 1Z0-809 Exam.
I have no knowledge on any Java 11 features before deciding to study for this exam. I only used Jeanne and Scott's Study guide book for 816 and 817 exam, and it really helps!
Also, i take the 4 mock exams available at Enthuware and it gives me more confidence. I recommend answering it and reading the notes afterwards, it is worth it.
It took me 3 weeks of consistently studying every morning for around 2 hours and the result is very rewarding.
My final thoughts, the Study guide book will help you from scratch to understand new features of Java 11, i think this book alone can pass you. But if you want to get higher score, then the Enthuware Exams will make your "Exam answering skills" solid.
Very big congratulations to you..
I have completed SCJP6 4 yrs ago and with a career break now
For java 11 upgrade exam, will it be useful if I stick on to the suggested chapters for the exam alone?
Any other practice needed?
Hi! Thank you!
Yes, you can stick to the suggested chapters because it is the only topics included in the objectives of the upgrade exam. It will save you more time and decrease the overall topics you need to remember. Good luck for your study and enjoy!
Tom Huynh wrote:Hi Earl, congratulations and thanks for sharing.
Question regarding learning. How did you fight the 'forgetting curve'.
Can you tell us how you retained the knowledge that you read at day 1 at the end of 21-day learning period?
I find the specific how rather interesting because it's a lot of material to digest.
Hi Tom, Good question.
I think retaining and digesting knowledge is by fully understanding the topic.
I have my quick Java editor (vim) to try the samples and experiment myself so I'm not just reading it but also apply it.
Also, if you answer the review questions at the end of each chapter (from Jeanne and Scott's book), it will also help a lot. I answered it at least twice (after I finish a chapter, and a re-answering all chapter review questions at one sit after finishing to study all objectives)