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OCA 808 How to improve timing

 
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Hello all,

I am preparing for OCA 808. Could you all please guide me on how to improve my timing . When i take a sample mock test without timer , i manage to score decent But along with timer the performance really detoriates. I  take longest with reading and comprehending the questions (especially the long codes . ). This may be probably as i do not have programming expirience with JAVA.  I am working very hard though for the past 4 months spending almost 5 hours a day. Coding lots. Kindly advise me how to imrove my speed and comprehend the questions faster.

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Sanjela
 
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Sanjela garg wrote:. . . i do not have programming expirience with JAVA. . . .

In which case you probably shouldn't even think about sitting any exams.

Coding lots. . . .

Good idea. Write lots more code. and post it here so we can comment on its quality. Solve all the exercises on sites like codingbat.com. Whenever you use a method from the standard API, read its documentation.
Put you exam revision books aside for at least three months and don't even think about exams till then.

Maybe other people will have different opinions.
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:... Solve all the exercises on sites like codingbat.com...



Thanks for mentioning this site of exercises, Campbell!   Great learning tool. 👊🏼
 
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Codingbat is very good at what codingbat is good at, viz. trying out algorithms in short pieces of code. The exercise are by no means as simple as they appear. The one thing to avoid is simply looking at the suggested solutions.
 
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Campbell, I think I remember seeing a post of yours a while back where you mention another site for practice along with codingbat.com. If I am correct, can you please post that here since I can't seem to find it?
 
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I'm not sure if these are the other sites that you are thinking of, but I have seen Exercism and Project Euler mentioned here before.
 
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Thanks Ron, I'll take any and all sites I can get for extra practice.
 
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Don't know about exercism, but Project Euler comprises larger problems than codingbat. which require quite a bit of maths to sole.
 
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Thank You Camphel for your valuable inputs. I  shall start practising from CodingBat and share sample codes soon.
 
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Also, do the same mock exam multiple times (under timing.) Even though you will know the answers, it will train your brain on what to look for. That'll help you spot the same time of thing faster when doing a new one.
 
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