Yesterday I cleared the OCAJP7
certification with 90% score
I would like to share my experience here so that it benefits someone out there who has not yet taken the test. Proud to tell that i have learnt at least some small thing from all the topics discussed over here.
Resources used: Oracle Java Documents
, Enthuware, Java Ranch forum.
Oracle java Documents:
I came across this Oracle Java Documents
link online when i was searching for the SE7
material, and i liked the way the concepts are explained here, it is very crisp and has topic wise explanation on the exam objectives. When i finished reading those lessons i really felt i need something to test my knowledge.
That is when i got to know about Enthuware, there were wonderful feedback about the software, liked the trial version and decided to buy it.
I purchased the software in Nov,2014 and later i got to know why people have given such a wonderful feedback about it.
I began giving the tests. Now i would like to point out what not to do when using this software! Do not hurry and finish all the mock tests if you do not have a good progress
! Your aim should be to score 80% in them because in most of the discussions here it is pointed out that if you are scoring 80 and above in Enthuware mocks you seem to mostly likely clear the exam with good scores.
I am pointing this out because i made this mistake
these are my scores:
Test 1-12 November 2014-39%
Test 2-19 November 2014-59%
Test 3-26 November 2014-67%
Test 4-4 December 2014-64%
Test 5-11 December 2014-67%
Test 6-20 December 2014-71%
Last Day Unique-10 January 2015-74%
And i was not serious about how i wrote these exams, as far as i remember finished first four tests in 1 hour or so.
After my last day test only i started reading the discussions in this forum and understood am not yet ready for the test but already ran out of my mock tests
So please do not take these mock tests so easy and finish them off! For my own satisfaction rewrote the first two tests and passed them.
What to do if you have already committed the above mistake??
After this for few days i started reading all the topics discussed in this forum under OCAJP7
and trust me i learnt a lot of small tricky things here. There are very beautiful and nice explanations in this forum which makes you understand things better.
In one of the discussions (I do not remember the exact thread
) , someone talked about the Leitner mode in Enthuware
and that is when i understood the purpose of it and this is one of the ways to go through all the questions at least once!
I made a maximum use of it by ensuring i do not have any questions in Unlearned or Level 1 category.
Though your memory helps you find the answer, you get used to the concepts very well. It gets into your mind.
And one more suggestion, Adding notes in the software really helps to revise on the day of the exam.
Enthuware has good supporting team, for all my queries i had always got response from them very quickly.
On the DAY of the exam:
Had a good night's sleep and in the morning revised my own notes and the notes i had taken in enthuware.
During the exam, I was left with twenty minutes and nine questions for review. Reviewed them in ten minutes and spent remaining time in checking other questions.
I would like to tell:
1.Do not finish off your mock tests in hurry, because this is the best way to evaluate your learning and progress.
2.Make full use of Enthuware.
3.All the best for those are going to take test, Be confident.
Finally i would like to thank all the volunteers here who are doing an amazing job by spending their time in solving the doubts of Greenhorns like me!
I would like to learn more and more from this forum. After a small break will start to prepare for OCPJP7