Best Books to Prepare for OCPJP8 Exam

Best Books to Prepare for OCPJP8 Exam

Hello friends, you have seen in my previous article How to prepare for OCPJP certification exam. There I have given lot of tips to prepare for Java certification exam. Now in the article, I am going explain more about your preparation for OCPJP8 Exam and I will give some name of the books. You can refer these books for preparation.

Java SE8 was launched in the year 2014 and since then the OCPJP 8 came into existence. Moreover at the same time Oracle changed the rule to become Java SE8 certified developer by making it mandatory to clear both OCAJP8 (Exam 1Z0-808) and OCPJP8 (Exam 1Z0-809) exam. Here among these two levels the first one is called associate level and the second one is known as professional level certification. Earlier when these exams were launched there were not sufficient books available in the market, which could help the aspirants to clear the exam, but now the scenario has been changed and there are many books to prepare for Java SE8 exam. This article is all about the books, which can help the aspirants to clear the exam.

Success Mantra for OCPJP8 Exam
The OCPJP8 exam preparation success mantra is quite simple, for that just pick up a good study book, for that you can choose any of the following listed books, try to write code to practice the various concepts everyday and be honest while practicing, as the coding can help you a lot in getting familiar with the language and finally do practice from some good mock exams. During your preparation just be sure that you are not only writing the code, even also know the concept and logic behind your code and get familiarized with the Java syntax as well. These three mantras:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Practicing

Surely, will help you to score well in the exam. There is no hidden rocket science which can help you in getting the certification, apart from this practice routine. The proper routine study and practice even helped a lot of aspirants and is the key to success.

Books to Prepare for the OCPJP8 Exam
Once you will clear OCAJP8 exam, you become eligible to appear in OCPJP8 exam. In order to prepare for OCPJP8 exam you similar preparation as you did for OCAJP 8 exam and for that you need good books, Java IDE to practice and mock exam to test your preparation level. The first step for preparation that is to select the best book may be a good or bad experience for you, depending on the book selection and choice. To select a proper and suitable book is a much important step for exam preparation. Though there is no Kathy Sierra like book for OCPJP 8 preparation so far, but many other books are there in the market, which you can follow for your exam preparation and here are a few of them:

1. Oracle Certified Professional Java SE8 Programmer Exam 1Z0-809 by Ganesh, Hari and Tushar
This is one of the most followed and popular book for OCPJP8 certification exam preparation. This book is just like a study guide for the exam and has all the relevant information about exam and its preparation. The writers of the book Ganesha and Tushar also had a successful book for Java7 exam certification preparation. Again this book of the writers covers a lot for OCPJP 8 exam. The book is filled with all of the exam related study material and practice questions. It has the mock exams as well, which helps the aspirants to check there expertise. The FAQ for Java 8 certification questions can help then aspirants in getting all of the relevant and essential information about the exam. As the exam consists of both OCAJP8 and OCPJP8 certifications, so he questions are listed to clear the doubts of the both the exams.

2. OCP: Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 8 Programmer I & II Study Guide
To prepare for the exam of OCPJP8 1Z0-809 this is one of the another book which is quite recommended and covers a lot of exam related details and information. The book writers are Jeanne Boyarsky and Scott Setikoff and this is the second edition of their book. Their first book is for OCAJP 8 Certification and is quite popular and successful book for the OCAJP8 exam preparation. The second edition of the book is for OCPJP8 exam and cover 100% exam syllabus and has lots of practice questions as well. The students who follow this book, surely clear the exam of OCPJP8 which is much tough then of OCAJP8 exam. The writers are available on Javarench forum and there they solve the Java doubts as well. Their book for Java 8 certification is quite helpful and reading the book thoroughly can guarantee your success in the exam.

OCA: Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide (Exam 1Z0 – 808)

OCP: Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 8 Programmer II Study Guide: Exam 1Z0-809

3. OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Certification Guide by Mala Gupta
This is another very good book for OCPJP8 certification exam. Mala Gupta has given best effort for this book. This book covers all topics required for OCPJP8 certification exam and given lots mock questions similar to the real OCPJP8 certification exam.

4. A Programmer Guide to Java SE 8 Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) by Khalid Mughal
This is very popular book for Java SE 8 Oracle certification exam. This book has very good contents, it has focused only some selected topics which suitable for the OCPJP8 certification exam. You could purchase this book as well for your preparation.

5. Oracle Certified Professional Java SE8 Programmer Exam 1Z0-809: A Comprehensive OCPJP 8 Certification Guide
Though the author of this book is new for such type of certification books, but even the first book of them is getting popularity and positive reviews. On various Java forums, the students are recommending this book to get success in the OCPJP8 exam. The book is available online and can be easily ordered from online e-commerce websites. The book is filled with all of the relevant study material for Java 8 exam and can provide help to the aspirants through its exam oriented study material, preparation questions and mock exams.

OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide (Exams 1Z0-803 & 1Z0-804) (Certification Press)

Apart from the above listed books, there are many sites which can help the aspirants to prepare for the exam and have many practice questions, you can search on the net in order to practice for the OCPJP8 certification exam. Students can check their performance and preparation level by using other resources as well. Mock exams are one of them, which can help the aspirants a lot. Try to practice as many such mock exams as possible. The mock exams are available in free and paid both modes, you can go for any or can use the exam simulator to check the preparation level.

To get success in the exam, just read any of the above listed books or all of the books if time permits you, practice the sample questions and check your performance. In this way you can easily get success in the exam easily and conveniently.

Best of luck for your exam. 🙂

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