New Wiley Engine (Admission Tests)

Looking for our mock exams/online materials? Wiley switched away from Efficient Learning to Admission Tests ( The link from Efficient Learning takes you there. (In fact as of early December, logging in at least partially routes you back to efficient learning)

You can still start out in the same way.

To register the book

  1. The website in the back of the book:
  2. Choose “See Oracle titles”
  3. Pick the book you are reading and click “Register or login”
  4. Click “get Sybex PIN” which takes you to a pull down of books
  5. Scroll down to the letter “O” and choose the one you are reading.
  6. Enter your name/email and answer a question found in the book (ex: what is the second word on page X”
  7. You then get an email. It says the email could take up to 24 hours, but I got mine immediately.
  8. Go back to the “Register or Login” screen and enter the PIN
  9. Choose “Activate”
  10. You then get prompted for a username/password. If this is your first time logging in, choose “forgot password”
  11. A progress bar launches to show progress towards setting up the account. This took about three minutes.

Once you’ve registered (at least for now)

  • You’ll see your products at admission tests. (It says on the FAQ that they will be available thru April 30, 2024), but mine is available longer)
  • Click on your test bank and it takes you back to efficient learning. At least for now.

Happy Book Birthday! OCP Java 11 Practice Tests Now Shipping!

Jeanne and I are ecstatic to announce our new book, OCP Java 11 Practice Tests, is now shipping! It’s the first book in print custom written for the new 1Z0-819 Java 11 Certification Exam as well as the 1Z0-817 Java 11 Upgrade Exam.

Want to become Java 11 Certified but not sure where to start? Purchase our new Java 11 Practice Tests book along with our Java 11 Complete Study Guide, now available as The Java 11 Complete Certification Kit. While Oracle restructured the 1Z0-815 and 1Z0-816 Exams into the 1Z0-819 Exam, the material is almost identical (see this post for more details), making the Java 11 Complete Study Guide along with our new Java 11 Practice Tests Book the best source of material for learning everything you need to become a Java 11 Certified Professional!

Like our previous books, we will post any updates or notes on this blog’s Java 11 Practice Tests Book page.

A special thanks to all of our friends and family that helped write this book in the midst of the global pandemic. It’s been a challenging year and we couldn’t have done it without your support!

How to register for the OCA 8 or OCP 8 study guide online materials

Wiley/Sybex recently redid their website. One of our readers (and I), didn’t find it that intuitive how to register the book to gain access to the practice materials. Their tech support was excellent and now I know what to do!

It’s actually the same as the old procedure. I just had trouble finding the links

Step 1 – Get an access code

  • Go to the registration URL
  • Choose the OCA 8 or OCP 8 book from the pull down
  • Fill out the form. Note that you’ll need the book handy to answer one question about it. Don’t worry. The question will be something like “what is the caption of Figure 1.2” and not something that requires understanding the material

Step 2 – Get the access code.

Wait until you get an access code in your email. The instructions say it takes up to 24 hours, but I got it within 5 minutes.

Step 3 – Add code on the new test bank website

If you bought our OCA/OCP Practice Exam book, you already have an account on this site. If so:

  • Log in
  • Click redeem access code
  • Copy/paste the access code from the email

If not, sign up for an account now.

  • Go to the test bank site
  • Click create account
  • Copy/paste the access code from the email
  • Filll out the other fields