Top Seven Tips to Prepare for OCPJP 8 Exam

Top Seven Tips to Prepare for OCPJP 8 Exam

Hello friends, in previous articles How to prepare for OCPJP 8 Certification Exam and the Best Books for OCPJP 8 Certification you have seen how to prepare for for OCPJP 8 Exam and what is best books for this exam. But in this article, I have added some interested 7 tips for your preparation. And you can also follow my Core Java tutorial for your java8 certification. It is one of the best java tutorial for beginners.

For OCPJP8 certification preparation, you can collect some tips which will help you surely, if followed properly. Oracle Java Certification exam includes both OCAJP and OCPJP exams and the tips from this article will help you in getting prepare for both the exams. In case if you are not from programming background, then you should firstly read a basic Java Programming Language book, like Head First Java, which will help you in getting familiar with java programming language basics. Appearing in any java certification exam without getting familiar without knowing programming may be of no use.

The students or candidates, who know the subject and its basics well, can easily clear the certification exam of Java. Prior subject knowledge helps in making all practical and theoretical concepts clear to the aspirants, and you can use your experience, knowledge and work while appearing for the exam, However, working experience of Java technology is not essential in order to score well in the exam, but yes you must know the Java coding extensively and must have coded a good number of Java programs in your college days, it will help you a lot when you will appear in the exam.

Tips for OCPJP 8 Certification Exam Preparation
Here in this article the tips, which will be discussed can help the candidates in achieving good marks, even more than 90%. The tips are based on practical experience of the aspirants and are quite easy to follow. As per discussion on various forums like CodeRench or StackOverflow have many such aspirants, who discuss their personal experience for the exam preparation and here is the overall exam preparation guide, based on their real life experience. Once you will include these tips in your day to day routine, you will surely feel happier.

Tip 1: Follow a Standard Book
For exam preparation you firstly need a good book, which covers all exam topics, has practice questions and if possible then mock exams as well. For whichever exam version you are preparing, just try to follow the corresponding and relevant book for that particular exam and read all of the concepts thoroughly. If you are new to Java programming, then you can read the book twice to get the complete in-depth knowledge. Try to follow just one book as following more books can make the concepts quite confusing, as each book is differently written.

Popular Books for the Various Exam Versions:

  1. For SCJP 6 Exam or Sun Certified Java Programmer the popular book is of writer Katherine Sierra and Bert Bates. The exam code of SCJP is 310-065.
  2. For Oracle Certified Associate and Programmer certification (OCAJP8 and OCPJP8) exam the popular and latest books are
    1. OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Certification Guide by Mala Gupta
    2. OCA: Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide
    3. OCA / OCP Java SE 8 Programmer Practice Tests
    4. Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 8 Programmer Exam 1Z0-809 By Ganesh, Hari, and Tushar
    5. OCP: Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 8 Programmer II Study Guide
  3. If you want to prepare for OCA and OCP Java SE7 Programmer I & II exam then you can follow the book by Mala Gupta.

There are also some more good books, which you can follow for the exam. Check them and select anyone from them for exam preparation.

Tip 2: Regular Code Writing
Since Java is a programming language and have a number of concepts, so just like maths if you will practice coding regularly, then you will get more knowledge about the topics and concepts practically, which is much essential for the exam. For this write the code of the examples, given in the book and check whether your answer is correct or not? This way your coding and code reading skills will be enhanced, which is much essential for the exam questions.

While coding you can also check that even a small change in the code can differ the answer or program output. So do not just read the book, reading without coding will not give you desired and guaranteed result.

Tip 3: Try to Solve Book Exercises
Practice exercises are there in every book after the chapter. Solve the quizzes; fill in the blanks and other coding related practice questions of the book. While solving the practice questions, try to know what have you written which makes the answer correct and why this option is correct and other are not in MCQ type questions. Practicing in this way in the learning phase itself, can help you in later exam preparation steps.

Tip 4: Actively Participate in CodeRanch Forum
Forums are one of the best places to boost the preparation and for OCPJP preparation the best forum is coderanch (earlier was Javaranch forum). On the forum you can meet and find a number of aspirants for the exam from all over the world. It is the most active and biggest community of the Java developers and the one who are preparing for various Java certification exams including OCPJP8. You may get all the latest update through this forum about exam, if any changes are going to take place. Hanging around the forum will also give you the information of freely available exam preparation resources like mock exams, ebooks and others.

Tip 5: Practice Mock Exam
Exam preparation without taking the mock exam is quite incomplete. Mock exam gives the environment of real exam, where you can easily evaluate your performance and gauge your accuracy, speed and calibre. You will also get familiar with the type and pattern of the questions, asked in the exam. You can consider these exam as a final tool for exam preparation and try to take the standard and popular mock exams only. You will become able to differentiate the easy and tough questions and will become able to prepare for all levels of the questions.

Above listed five tips for OCPJP 8 exam preparation are not limited to this exam only, instead for any of the certification exam of Java you can follow these tips, if you want to get success in no time and with high score.

Best of luck for your exam. 🙂

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