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Cosimo Damiano Prete

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Scott Selikoff wrote:

Cosimo Damiano Prete wrote:
I'm a bit confused about the requirements now. Am I right, or in order to take the 1Z0-819 I need to do (and pass) the Programmer I exam first? If I follow the upgrade path, that should not be necessary, right?



There are no requirements to take the 1Z0-819 exam.  To take the 1Z0-817 upgrade exam, you need to hold a previous OCP certification.  Since you are also OCA8 certified, you can even take the 1Z0-816 exam while it's still around to become certified, per this document:  https://www.oracle.com/a/ocom/docs/dc/ou-5021-java-se11-faq-4.pdf

There are other upgrade paths, but since you have an OCPA and OCP8 cert title you have a lot of choices.



Hi Scott.
Thank you very much for the useful link. That's really helpful since the website is a bit messy

Kind regards,
- Cosimo

Scott Selikoff wrote:If you're going to take the 1Z0-817 Upgrade exam (which has not been retired) then either our Programmer II or the Complete Study Guide are appropriate.  We wrote an appendix in the Programmer II book specifically for those taking the upgrade exam.

If you want to take the 1Z0-819 exam, though, you should either pick up the Complete Study Guide, or both Programmer I and Programmer II books.  Since the CSG is 1200+ pages, though, I tend to find the two smaller books easier to read from.  Both have the same material in them.



Hi Scott.
Thank you very much for your reply.

I'm a bit confused about the requirements now. Am I right, or in order to take the 1Z0-819 I need to do (and pass) the Programmer I exam first? If I follow the upgrade path, that should not be necessary, right?

Kind regards,
- Cosimo
Hi Jeanne and Scott.
First of all, thank you a lot for the magnificent material you're always able to provide to all of us for the Oracle certifications.

I've taken already the OCAJP8 and OCPJP8 so, according to Oracle's certification paths, I should be able to take the upgrade path: https://education.oracle.com/upgrade-ocp-java-6-7-8-to-java-se-11-developer/pexam_1Z0-817
Given that I would need to review some of the topics of the OCPJ8, would you suggest to study the entire study guide or to take just the second book and repeat the OCPJ8 topics from that book?

Moreover, I saw that the exam 1Z0-816 is going to be replaced soon by the 1Z0-819 exam. Do you know if this could somehow have an impact on the study material? (aka, should I wait before buying the book(s)?).

Kind regards and thanks again for all your efforts.
- Cosimo
Don't worry about the score, also because it doesn't appear on the certificate, so the important is to pass ;)

O Shea wrote:Congratulations Cosimo. Great Score!!! . Now take a bit of relax. Hahaha your last tip is great that don't trust on vouchers..

Once again very very congrats on your success.



I mean, that I schedule my exam before or after the expiration of the voucher, what is the difference for them? Nothing, because you're paying in the moment you're scheduling the exam and not the day you're taking it...
That was my idea, but it doesn't seem the case
3 years ago

Pete Letkeman wrote:Congratulations and Great Job!

Too bad you have to give up some of your vacation time to get this done.



Yeah, I know.
Unfortunately you can't study during your work time (the projects don't write by themself ), and study after 8+ hours at work is really difficult, so the only option remaining was to do it during my vacation.
3 years ago
Hi all!
Today I did my OCP Java SE 8 (1Z0-809) and I passed it with 93%.
I have to say it has been just a trial (fortunately it went well), because I was scheduling to give the exam at the end of October.
Unfortunately my company's voucher expired today and, as a fool, I was thinking "I can use the voucher now to schedule the exam at the end of October", but I have just found yesterday that's not possible so I was "forced" to take the exam today.

In total we can say I studied more or less one month (during my vacation :-/) and I have principally used the Selikoff's book and the Enthuware simulator.
I started to try another book 3 days ago (the editor is the Apress) since I found some inconsistencies between the Selikoff's and the simulator (especially on Threads and the sorted Collections), but it was even worst, so I concentrated my time on the simulations.

A final word: don't trust to vouchers!
3 years ago
Welcome on board!
3 years ago

Diego Virg├╝ez wrote:Did you use any simulator?
Yes, I used the Enthuware simulator and the Sybex simulator (just once), but actually the exam was much easier than the mocked ones.



Hi, can you tell us your mocks exam score ?

Around 70%-80%
3 years ago

Paul Anilprem wrote:Congratulations! Great score indeed!!!

All the best for the next one. OCP is a lot tougher than OCA, so don't be misled by the simplicity of OCA


I just so the index for a moment and I already implicitly understood what you wrote. It's much bigger, but also more interesting.
3 years ago

Mohammed Sardar. wrote:Greetings to you. Keep it up.   Celebration time.


I'm already ordering material for the OCP :P
3 years ago

matt stallings wrote:Congratulations!  You should be proud, that is an awesome score.


Thanks man! (y)
3 years ago
Hi all,
today I made my first Oracle certification (OCA Java SE 8) and I passed it with a score of 97%.
Attached you can find the CertView view

What did I use to study?
Principally the Mala Gupta book (it's really well done), but in the meanwhile I was waiting for the Mala Gupta's I used the Selikoff's (it's good but it doesn't retain the information as the Mala Gupta's does).

How much time did I use?
2.5 months, but I'm also working during the day, so let's say 1 month in the end.

Did you use any simulator?
Yes, I used the Enthuware simulator and the Sybex simulator (just once), but actually the exam was much easier than the mocked ones.
3 years ago