Making a New Year’s resolution to get Java certified? For this month only (expires 12/31/2019), Oracle is offering 50% off all digital training and exam vouchers. This means if you want to get Java (or any other Oracle certification), you can do it for half the price! Better yet, the vouchers are good for 6 months from date of purchase. Why wait till the prices go up?
The first step to getting certified is making the decision to get certified! Then, you purchase a study guide and draw up a study plan. For example, you could decide to read one chapter a week. Finally, you start taking practice exams to determine what topics you need to study more. And since the vouchers expire in 6 months, you have a nice incentive to not give up!
Today was Amazon Prime Day. among other things, they have lightning sales. Our OCA 8 book was one of them.
Up to 100 people could buy a discounted copy of the book. Six people did when I checked shortly before the sale ended. I’m impressed that anyone knew about it. That or 6 people normally buy the book in the 6 hour timespan of the sale and this was random luck.
This screenshot shows our first Amazon Prime Day lightning sale. Very cool.
I read online that some Amazon sales are illusions. So I checked on Camel Camel Camel. In the last three months, the price was never lower than $29 and averaged over $30. So twenty five and change is in fact a sale. Happy Prime Day.
Jeanne and I are really excited to announce that our new book OCA / OCP Practice Tests: Exam 1Z0-808 and Exam 1Z0-809 is now shipping. In fact, we just received our copies today! The book is available in both print and digital formats from Amazon and other major book retailers. In addition, purchasing this book grants the holder access to Sybex’s interactive test bank!
This book serves as worthwhile companion to our previous two books, now available as set, The OCA / OCP Certification Kit. With this book you are really getting two books in one, as Jeanne and I packed over 1000+ questions into this text, covering both the OCA and OCP exams. To better prepare you for test day, we also threw in two simulated OCA/OCP exams. Whether your taking the OCA exam now and thinking about the OCP exam down the road, or taking the OCP exam and need a refresher on the cumulative material, this book has got you covered!
This book covers 100% of all exam objectives in these practice tests, which means you’ll be ready for:
Java basics, class design, and data types
Using decision and loop constructs
Building and using arrays
Methods, encapsulation, and inheritance
Mastering Java Streams
Working with the Date/Time API and Localization
Understanding design patterns and principles
Writing Lambda expressions and functional interfaces
Exceptions and assertions
Java File I/O (NIO.2)
Concurrency and localization
JDBC and database applications
Jeanne and I put a lot of time, energy, and planning into this new book and we really hope our reader enjoy it!