Certification Exam My Exam Experience

What did I decide after finish reading book first time?

my oca experience - what did I decided after finished first reading book
Written by Mushfiq Mammadov

The SYBEX book recommends you to read the chapter again if your score of review questions is less than 80%. All my results were less than 80% so I had to read the whole book again. But I decided to do some more tests before revision to find out which parts confused me most so that I could know which topics I had to focus on.

“OCA Java SE 7 Programmer I Certification Guide”, Mala Gupta, Sample exam questions:

“OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide”, Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates, Self Test:

After finishing the tests shown above, I started revising SYBEX book and decided to take notes. At first I wrote my notes in a copybook but then I changed my mind and took my notes in a word document (in my native language). I finished revision and my results after second attempt were as follows (approximately after three months and with time limit (using online material):

Second attempt Comparison with first attempt
Chapter 1 – 91.3% 74%
Chapter 2 – 100% 55%
Chapter 3 – 84.85% 66.7%
Chapter 4 – 93.1% 62.1%
Chapter 5 – 70% 60%
Chapter 6 – 90% 60%
Assessment test – 65%

In my summer holiday I hadn’t taken my laptop with me, so I downloaded some java quizzes from google play market to my mobile phone and started doing their tests. The questions of the quizes were simple, but they helped me to increase my speed in answering questions. I used AIDE app as compiler and jre to test confused questions. It helped me a lot too.

Then I took SYBEX practise exams:

Later “OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide”, Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates, Practise Exams (it was difficult enough):

Until here the most difficult questions for me have been shown below:
1) “Which of the following statements are true?” – type questions because of my english level. Sometimes you may make mistake with a very easy question if you don’t know the correct translation of even one word.
2) “Choose all that apply” – type questions. Because sometimes the number of answers I chose was either less or more than the number of correct answers.

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