Paul Anilprem

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Ana Perez wrote:Hello,
I bought a voucher 2 days ago, and I still did not received any mail/news, the order is still 'submitted' but not received
I am concerned because I would like to take the exam soon, before summer break
Is it normal to wait so long?
If after few days, I don t received it, can I ask for a refund and then buy the exam directly on Person Vue website?

thank you,

We have observed this as well. They take a while to process the payment and send the voucher. You might want to wait for a couple of more days.
Congratulations, Brecht! Good score and a great achievement

Ivana Kilibarda wrote:Congrats

I am preparing to take it in about a month. Can I ask you about enthuware tests.
Did you take them more than once, what were your scores? I took only foundation with 94% and Test 1 with 85 once, 2 weeks ago (before I finished the last of 3 books I used for preparation), and I didn't want to take standard tests again until I finished practicing objective-wise tests, because I wasn't satisfied with that 85% at all. I don't know is it a good strategy to take the tests many times (I have a month for practicing, and now my scores are 85-100% every time, but I am still "saving" Standard tests).
Did you have plenty of time to finish the test? I think I am mostly concerned about the time, that I will rush to finish it and I will miss something obvious

I appreciate any suggestion

You can take the same mock tests any number of times but ignore your score on subsequent attempts. Since you would remember the answers from the previous attempt, the scores on subsequent attempts would be very misleading. Explained here:

Also, read this regarding Standard Test and Objective-wise tests.


John Mercier wrote:Specifically is , , or covered in Collection implementations. Is the new Map api covered? Are the new methods covered?

Yes, you will see these methods used in the code presented in the 1Z0-817 exam questions.
You can start with these resources. It is a list of existing books and free resources that will cover all that is required for the 1Z0-816 exam. After going through them, if you still do not confident then you may consider this training.

Alirio Aliricu wrote:Hi all, I have been taking the Enthuware mocks exams for the OCA certification and, I realized that there is no any clock or indication about the time consumed during the test.
Is it the same in the real test? does the real exam shows you a clock to keep track of the time?
If not, Am I allowed to have my wristwatch in the test center?

Thanks for your answers!!

The real exam does show the time left and so does Enthuware simulator. See attached image. If you are not seeing the time, you are probably viewing the questions outside of a test.
Please do share your thoughts about the exam, such as topics you found tough, general standard of questions, any question that you were surprised to see, did the mock exams cover evertything, etc.

You are the first to post about this exam and your feedback will be very helpful for others.

thank you,


daniel jacob wrote:Hello everyone,

I have just passed my java se 8 programmer II exam. I am looking into the upgrade exam for Java 11, but I do not see any information regarding study material for this exam. Perhaps someone knows a book or tutorial of some sort that covers the objectives for java 11?

Thanks in advance.


Enthuware mock exams for 1Z0-816 and 1Z0-817 were released last week

Bhanu Prakash Badiginchala wrote:

I read that OCA 8 (1z0-808) certified people can take OCP 11 directly (1z0-817).

Not correct. If you have passed 808, you are eligible to take 816. Not 817.

817 is for people who have passed 809.

Bhanu Prakash Badiginchala wrote:Thanks for the reply.

My question is whether I can get take 1z0-808 now and then 1z0-817?

Or is 1z0-817 route is only for people who already cleared 1z0-808?

See this flow chart:

Is there any difference in the certification we receive from the direct route 816 and upgrade route 817?

No, there is no difference. You will get the same OCP Java SE11 Developer certification through either of the paths.
Please use the Programmer Certification forum to post your own question. See OCP 8 FAQ for the Java 8 exam.


Where can I find the official Certification FAQ from Oracle?

What are the OCP objectives?
Objectives are the goals for the exam to prepare you on certain topics. You can think of objectives as Syllabus of the exam. Click "review Exam Topics" on each of these pages to see the objectives
  • Java SE 11 Programmer I | 1Z0-815 Exam Topics
  • Java SE 11 Programmer II | 1Z0-816 Exam Topics

  • How does the Java 11 exam differ from the Java 8 exam?
    OCA 8 vs Java 11 OCP Part 1 objectives mapping
    OCP 8 vs Java 11 OCP Part 2 objectives mapping

    What are the upgrade exams?

    The upgrade exams are for candidates who already hold an OCP 6, 7 or 8 certification and want to be certified under a more recent version. For example, if you have already passed the OCP 7 exam and want to upgrade your certification to version 11, then you can take the Upgrade exam. Note that your exam might have been named the SCJP, OCJP or OCP depending on how long ago you took it. Just confirm the version number is 6, 7 or 8,
    Also check it was the Professional level exam and not the Associate level exam.

    For more information see:

  • Upgrade OCP Java 6, 7 & 8 to Java SE 11 Developer | 1Z0-817 Exam Topics

  • If my last exam was SCJP 5, can I take the upgrade or do I have to take the full exam?
    No. This exam is too old to be eligible for the upgrade exam. You will need to take the full part 1 and part 2 exams for OCP 11.

    If my last exam was OCA 8, can I take the upgrade or do I have to take the full exam?
    No. This is an associate exam and not a professional exam. Therefore, it is not eligible for the upgrade exam.

    Is the upgrade exam easier than the full exam?

    No. There are less questions, but they don't cover the easier exam topics since the upgrade exam focuses on the new content.

    Since there are no books for OCP 11 Part 2 exam, what material should I use to prepare for this exam?

    Here is a detailed path with required resources that you can follow for your preparation.

    What is the best way to prepare for the OCP exam?

  • If you are new to Java programming, start with a good introductory book such as Head First Java or Thinking in Java] or Murach's intro to Java books. Check the Books forum for additional recommendations and reviews. If you are planning to use a Java 11 study guide, it is ok to use a book that covers an older version of Java. That will teach you the basics and the study guide will focus on the "new" materials.
  • Once you have a foundation, study at least one good (and current) certification preparation book. (See recommendations in this FAQ.)
  • Use the OCP forum to post questions, and reinforce your own understanding by answering other people's questions.
  • Take as many mock exams as possible. (See links in this FAQ.) Use these to determine where additional study is needed, and as a guide to when you are ready.

  • Contributed by Mike Van...

    In my dark and horrid past, I ran an organization that prepared newcomers for the Java Cert exam. As such, I have some insight you may find useful.

  • Go through one book at a time, don't skip around between books because it will confuse you. Specifically with regard to the certification objectives, areas like Threads may be taught differently in different books. As such, its best to have one teacher at-a-time instead of numerous. Learning it multiple ways AT THE SAME TIME, will lead to confusion.
  • If you're brand-spanking new to Java, don't go directly to a Java Cert book. These books were not created for beginners, they were created for people who understand the basics of Java programming. Instead, spend a month or so getting to know the language with a "Learning Java" type book. If you are new to programming altogether, you may want to precede the learning java type book with a basic computer programming book.
  • Code Code Code. There is a lesson to be learned in every code example of every book you read. Learn the lessons and learn to code at the same time. The difference between someone who has spent the time to code and someone who is merely memorizing answers is immediately apparent in thier test progress. Someone who codes regularly will quickly pick-up on the intricate questions being asked on the exam. Someone who is memorizing answers will get lost easily once the questions deviate from what they've memorized. On the job, the memorized-no-coding person will be quickly fired, while also proving the test to be inneffective in the minds of the employer who f/hired them.
  • Study with friends. There's an old axiom that goes: "if you put 100 programmers in a room and give them 1 problem, you'll get 100 different answers, and most will work." By studying with others you'll be able to see how others approach the questions and exercises you'll be studying. When I study for a certification, my initial approach to a problem is rarely the best one. But if I'm studying with others, I can see many approaches and find out which one is best for me.
  • Use Mnemonic Devices. The thing about memorable mnemonics is that they help put information into your long-term memory instead of your near-short term memory. This means you won't be "brain-dumping" your newly learned lessons after the test. My favorite mnemonics are acronyms. Its amazing how memorable a lasciviously written acronym is. :-) Make 'em dirty to make 'em last.
  • Don't try to learn the entire language in a week/month, take your time. There's the French cognitive psychologist name Piaget who postulated that adults learn sequentially and cumulatively. Basically what this means is that before you can learn how to write an inner class, you first need to learn how to write a regular class. You can try and skip right to the inner class if you want, but you won't learn the "whys" of it. Its just as important for us human beings to learn the background of something as it is to learn the thing itself. Now, if you're a martian, venusian, or uranusian, that may not apply. if you are a venusian learning Java, I say welcome to our new Venusian Overlords!
  • Learn "why" something works a given way, not just that it works one way. Other psychologists have postulated that there are three stages to learning. There's recognizing something, rote memorization, and being able to create something new from your memorized material. This is usually applied to the learning of human languages, but it applied to Java Certification prep as well. Here's how they differ. Being able to recognize that something is written in Java is nice, but you have to know how to use the language also. Recognizing but not really being able to use is the first level. Not really useful. Being able to recite all parts of the Java Language is certainly better than just recognizing it. Unfortunately, being able to recite the number of bits in an Integer doesn't mean you'll be able to use it in code. Finally, being able to create algorithms in the language, that's where you want to be before you take your certification exam. That's what employers are looking for. That's why K&M ask you questions that make you think. And that's why the people that can use the language most effectively are the ones who don't get laid off.

  • What books should I refer to when studying for the OCP?
    The OCP 11 objectives were announced in mid March 2019. No study guides are yet available.

    Where can I find the Java Language Specification?

  • JavaDoc

  • Where can I find the Java API documentation?

  • Java 11 JavaDoc

  • What are some mock exams available?
  • Enthuware OCP Java 11 Part 1 1Z0-815 Mock Exams - Price $9.99
  • Enthuware OCP Java 11 Part 2 1Z0-816 Mock Exams - Price $9.99

  • Where can I find preparation notes?
    The OCP 11 objectives were announced in mid March 2019. No preparation notes are yet available.

    You can join OCPJD Java 11 Certification 1Z0-815 Whatsapp Group created by Enthuware for sharing information and tips on this exam.
    Exam 1Z0-817: Upgrade OCP Java 6, 7 and 8 to Java SE 11 Developer Study Guide created by Mikalai Zaikin

    Are there supporting courses for preparing the exam?
    The OCP 11 objectives were announced in mid March 2019. Other than Oracle's official course, no courses yet target the material.

  • Jeanne gave a one day class on topics she thought might be on the exam. This was written before the objectives were released. While it does not prepare you for the exam, you might find the material useful for practicing specific concepts.

  • Can I bring something to write on?

    You cannot bring anything with you into the testing room. You will be provided with something to write on and something to write with. This varies by testing center, but often it is a small erasable white board and a marker. You cannot take anything with you from the testing room when you leave.

    If you have any doubts or concerns about this policy, please verify with your testing center before appearing for the exam.

    How important are the scores?

    Scores are not displayed on certificates (passing is passing), but scores can look impressive on resumes.

    If I fail, can I take the exam again?
    Yes, but you will need to pay again and wait at least 14 days. See Oracle's retake policy for more details

    How long will my certification last before expiring?
    Certifications do not expire. However, they target a specific version of Java. Your Java 1.4 certification probably doesn't look so impressive these days.

    Where can I find information about OCP testing outside of the U.S.?
    Go through the process of signing up for an exam. You can see the available exam locations and availability before being prompted to pay. This will allow you to see where exam centers are in your country.

    What is the pattern of the expiration date on the exam voucher?
    The pattern of the date on the voucher is MM/DD/YYYY. So if it says 5/10/2009, it means the voucher expires on May 10th, 2009.

    Will I be told how many options to choose in a multiple choice question?
    Yes in the real exam you'll be told how many options to select. The real exam won't have questions like in most mock exams which say "Choose All That Apply". That is done in mock exams to make them difficult.

    Are there any marks for partially right answers?
    There are no points for partially correct answers. If there is a question where you have to select 3 options and you select 2 right and 1 wrong, you'll get no marks for that question.

    Am I ready to take the exam?
    The best way to convince yourself that you are ready is to consistently score well on mock exams. In general, most mock exams provide a good indication of how you will score on the real exam. (If anything, the real exams are said to be slightly less difficult than the mock exams. But since the real exam is usually the last one taken after a series of several mock exams, candidates are most prepared for that one.) As a general guideline for confidence, you should consistently score about 10 points higher on the mock exams as you hope to score on the real exam.

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    Chris Christensen wrote:Going through the Western Governors University Software development program and it referred me to this site if I had any issues.

    It's telling me to Create the two files:

    I've done that. then in command prompt to navigate to the temp folder and run "javac packagea/ packageb/" which I've done as well. I just get the message.
    "javac: file not found: packagea\
    Usage: javac <options> <source files>
    use -help for a list of possible options"

    It's supposed to compile and create two new files. packagea/ClassA.class and packageb/ClassB.class.

    Any idea what's wrong here?

    Try changing / to \ in your command and if it still doesn't work, put a dot \ in front like this:

    javac .\packagea\ .\packageb\
    1 month ago
    Congratulations, Rachit!
    Thank you for sharing your experience.
    1 month ago