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!

OCA / OCP 8 Programmer Certification Kit NOW SHIPPING!

certkit Jeanne and I thrilled to announce that our publisher, Wiley Sybex, has released our two Java 8 Study Guides together as a Java 8 Certification Kit! The Java 8 Certification Kit is now shipping! The Java 8 Certification Kit includes the following two books and is a 30% saving over buying them individually:

Between the two books, the Java 8 Certification Kit includes a total of:

  • More than 350 Review Questions
  • 40 Assessment Questions to evaluate your skill level
  • 6 Practice Exams (3 for OCA 8, 3 for OCP 8) totaling more than 300 questions
  • More than 450 Flash Cards
  • 2 Searchable Glossaries

If you want to become an Oracle Certified Professional, the Java 8 Certification Kit contains everything you need to complete the 1Z0-808 Exam and the 1Z0-809 Exam!

If you already hold a Java OCP 7 certification, the Java 8 Certification Kit will also help you pass the 1Z0-810 Exam. Finally, if you hold a Oracle or Sun Certification for Java 6 or older, the Java 8 Certification Kit provides a good refresher for everything you missed in the OCA 8 exam and contains an additional appendix to help you pass the 1Z0-813 Exam.

Announcing the OCA: Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide

Jeanne and I are pleased to announce the upcoming release of our Oracle Certified Associate Java 8 Study Guide for the Java SE 8 Oracle Programmer I exam! We have been working with Wiley Publishing for the past year to bring this book to light, and are thrilled to announce it is nearing completion. Our goal was create a book that is engaging and fun for new and veteran developers alike. The book covers all of the new features that you are required to know for the OCA 8 exam including: the Local Date/Time API, the Period class, lambda expressions, and more. And of course, it covers the “old” topics as well.

The book, to be tentatively titled OCA: Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide: Exam 1Z1-808, will be available for purchase later this year on and wherever books are sold.

Oracle has already published a beta version of the Java SE 8 Programmer I exam, with the official version to be available in the coming months.

Please visit our new OCA: Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide page for the latest information about the book. If you have any questions for us, feel free to post in the OCA forum at CodeRanch, which Jeanne and Scott visit frequently.