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Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 8 Programmer 1Z0-809 Exam - Review

Just after passing Java SE 8 Programmer 1Z0-808 Exam (about that you can read here) and being impressed by OCA: Oracle Certified Associate Java Se 8 Programmer I Study Guide: Exam 1z0-808, I decided to buy the newly released OCP: Oracle Certified Professional Java Se 8 Programmer II Study Guide: Exam 1Z0-809. It was a really good purchase.

The book is awesome. It has a similar style and feel as the OCA: Oracle Certified Associate Java Se 8 Programmer I Study Guide: Exam 1z0-808. It covers many new features, in details, introduced in java 8. I learn a lot about lambda, collection streams, date api and so on. I can tell you that this book was worth its money.

It took me almost 4 months to go through this book. To be honest I read it two times. Same as previously (OCA - review) I was generally reading the book during my way to work. First time I really haven’t paid attention on solving tests. I have just gone through the book to better know java 8. After that I took a few weeks break. When I started solving test questions I noticed that I had a problem with java API. It is really annoying that the test exam requires from developer to remember api. In 2016 we have ides, written mainly for this purpose. Due this fact I started reading a book again. This time however, I have been solving test question just after I read a chapter.

In order to prepare to the final exam I used sybex platform. Due the fact that I bought the book I got an access to this site where I found 411 test questions divided into 3 sets:

  • Assessment Test (20) - helps you focus your study to specific objectives
  • Chapter Tests (211) - taken from the Review Questions at the end of chapters in the book
  • Practice Exam (180) - provided to help you prepare for the certification test

Moreover I had an access to the following resources:

  • Flashcards - help to reinforce your learning and provide last-minute test prep before the exam
  • Searchable Glossary - instant access to the key terms you’ll need to know for the exam
  • Bonus Appendix - provides additional information about JavaScript with Nashorn, and enables you to test your knowledge and understanding of this topic.

The exam lasted 150 minutes. At the end of the exam I still haven’t answered on the two questions. I can say that the exam was much more difficult than the Java SE 8 Programmer 1Z0-808 Exam.

After receiving the email that my exam results were available I browsed to the CertView and it appeared that I scored 83%.