I used the OCP Java SE 8 Programmer II Study Guide book from Jeanne Boyarsky and Scott Selikoff to prepare myself for the 1Z0-809 exam. I'm now using the Enthuware mock exams to further prepare myself. However after taking the first Enthuware mock exam I got 13 questions about topics that are not in the book.
I asked Enthuware about this in this post
. Basically they included those questions because they got feedback from users who took the 1Z0-809 exam and reported getting questions about these topics.
Here is a list of the topics:
RandomAccessFileDataInputStreamvolatile keywordStandardOpenOption enumwait() yield() notify() notifyAll()ResultSetMetaData SimpleDateFormat and DateFileSystem.getRootDirectories and FileSystem.listRoots
Note that this list is only after taking one Enthuware exam there might be more topics in the other mock exams that I haven't taken yet. Some topics are also not mentioned in the Oracle Exam Topics list
or at least not explicitly. Some things like the SimpleDateFormat and Date classes are mentioned in the book as the old way of doing things that should not be on the real exam.
I would like to know from users who actually took the exam if they remember getting questions about these topics?
I also would like to ask the authors of the book how they decided which topics to include in the book? Did they only go by the list of topics as posted on the Oracle site or did they receive more detailed information or actual exam questions?