Announcing new Java 11 OCP Books!

Jeanne and I are thrilled to announce that we are releasing Java 11 OCP books early next year. Yes, you heard that right, books plural, as in more than one! In fact, we’ll be releasing two new books, along with a complete set edition.

We’ll post links where you can preorder the books as soon as they are available!

These books have been carefully written and include the most important information you need to know for the Java 11 OCP exams. While we are quite proud of our Java 8 books, there’s a lot of new material required for the exams including modules, var, and custom annotations just to name a few.

If you’re thinking of taking the new exams prior to the books’ release, we recommend reading our posts detailing our experiences taking the exams:

In short, if you’re comparing the first exam (1Z0-815) to the older OCA 8 (1Z0-808) exam, don’t. They are quite different and the difficulty level has definitely been increased. We expect both books to be available in early 2020. In fact, we’re nearly done writing the first book already!

2 thoughts on “Announcing new Java 11 OCP Books!

  1. First, thanks a lot for your great work, your previous books help me get the upgrade exam OCP for java 8.
    So I want to pass the Upgrade exam. In your last books the chapters to use for the upgrade exam where indicated. Is it still the case in your new books ?
    To pass the upgrade, do I need to buy both books or just the second one ?

  2. @Ambre: Our 1Z0-816 exam will have a chapter covering the “extra material” on the 1Z0-817. So you’ll only need to buy one book for the upgrade exam. (Just like you noted we did for Java 8. The catch of course is that the book doesn’t exist yet!) It comes out in 2020.

    The first book (1Z0-815) comes out this month, but only covers a small fraction of the upgrade material

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