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  • Paperback: 720 pages
  • Publisher: Sybex; Stg edition (Dec 14 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1119067901
  • ISBN-13: 978-1119067900
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 3.6 x 23.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 939 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
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From the Back Cover

Covers 100% of exam objectives, including advanced class design, functional programming, concurrency, JDBC, and much more...

Includes online interactive learning environment with:

+3 custom practice exams

+More than 250 electronic flashcards

+Searchable key term glossary

Your Complete Guide to preparing for OCP Exam 1Z0-809

The OCP, Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 8 Programmer II Study Guide is your one-stop resource for complete coverage of Exam 1Z0-809. This Sybex Study Guide covers 100% of exam objectives and guides you through the process of re-learning key Java APIs, now that nearly every framework in Java 8 has been updated to include lambda expressions and streams. You'll prepare for the exam smarter and faster with Sybex thanks to superior content including assessment tests that check exam readiness, key topic exam essentials, an appendix custom tailored for those taking the upgrade Exams 1Z0-810 or 1Z0-813, and much more. Reinforce what you have learned with the Sybex online learning environment and test bank, accessible across multiple devices. Get prepared for the OCP exam with Sybex.

Coverage of 100% of all exam objectives in this Study Guide means you'll be ready for:

  • Creating and applying lambda expressions
  • Demonstrating functional programming competence
  • Applying Object-Oriented design principles and design patterns
  • Working with generics, collections, and class design
  • Inheriting abstract classes and interfaces
  • Dealing with exceptions and assertions
  • Working with IO, NIO.2, JDBC, threads, and concurrency
  • Handling advanced strings and localization

Interactive learning environment

Take your exam prep to the next level with Sybex's superior interactive online study tools. To access our learning environment, simply visit http://sybextestbanks.wiley.com, type in your unique PIN, and instantly gain access to:

  • Interactive test bank with 3 bonus practice exams. Practice exams help you identify areas where further review is needed. Get more than 90% of the answers correct, and you're ready to take the certification exam. 180 questions total!
  • More than 250 Electronic Flashcards to reinforce learning and last minute prep before the exam
  • Comprehensive glossary in PDF format gives you instant access to the key terms so you are fully prepared

About the Author

Jeanne Boyarsky, OCA/OCP 8, has worked as a Java developer for a bank in NYC for 13 years where she develops, mentors and conducts training. In her free time, she is a senior moderator at CodeRanch and works on the forum code base. Scott Selikoff, OCA/OCP 8, has been a professional Java Enterprise developer for over 15 years. He currently operates Selikoff Solutions, LLC, which provides software consulting services to businesses in the tri-state New York City area.


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I would give this book 3.5 if I could. While I consider this a decent preparation material, the book is teeming with typos and errors. The full list of errors could be found here: [...]That being said, I still think the authors did a great job - it just looks that they were in a bit of a hurry to publish it, since it's the first book dedicated to this exam. I'm pretty sure that once those errors are fixed, this will be a very good book.
Also, I was taking 1Z0-813 exam (upgrade from Java 6). This book partially covers the exam topics in the appendix (about 40 pages), but some topics are missing, for example PathMatcher, or default/static interfaces (I guess it assumes that most readers passed the OCA exam and know this topic).
I would recommend this book once the next edition is published.
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HASH(0xa67c6954) out of 5 stars PASSED WITH 86%! Dec 24 2015
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I had been waiting for this book for awhile, since there aren't any other good OCP 8 study guides on the market. When I finally got it, I read it cover-to-cover then took the 1Z0-809 exam and scored an 86%. The OCP 8 exam itself was *definitely* a lot harder than the OCA 8 exam, and had numerous subtleties. A question that appeared to be about threads might really be about polymorphism/method overriding, but I passed by more than 20% so I'm happy. The book was the sole reason I passed, especially the Review questions and online Exams. While the book's questions were tough, some of the exam questions I encountered were equally as difficult, so I felt very prepared.

Also... I did not study with any other online exam websites, as I found many of the OCP 8 practice exam websites to be buggy and use old/recycled/retired-style exam questions from OCP 7.

Definitely need to know streams, method references, JDBC well to pass. Thanks Jeanne & Scott! Another certification for my resume!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa82ccdc4) out of 5 stars Passed OCP 8 with 84%! Jan. 7 2016
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First off, the OCP 8 exam is so much harder than the OCA 8! I came in with very little knowledge of Java 8. This was my first time using lambdas and streams in any programming language. I was pleased with how this book presented the material, often in a humorous way. The book came with 3 online exams, which were difficult but made me feel quite prepared for the exam.

I studied solely using this book and passed the exam by nearly 20 points. I will warn people studying.. the exam is very nitpicky. The questions often include very methods that almost no one I know uses. In other words, you should probably read this book twice before taking the exam, as it is not easy.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa6b2f7a4) out of 5 stars I found this book very easy to read with lots of examples and tips for ... Dec 19 2015
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This book is similar in style to the OCA book from the same authors. I found this book very easy to read with lots of examples and tips for what to focus on for the exam. Being an animal lover, I liked all the animal examples especially the appearance of a wolf in Chapter 4 (howlll). Using everyday objects and animals to relate examples made it easier to process and understand. I also liked the tips about programming. OCP seems a harder exam than OCA, so it will take more time, but this book I think would be well worth using.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa7621d44) out of 5 stars Top book for OCPJP8!! April 15 2016
By Amandeep Ghai - Published on Amazon.com
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I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jeanne Boyarsky & Scott Selikoff. The books OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I & OCP Java SE8 Programmer II helped me pass OCAJP8 exam with score of 90% score & OCPJP8 with a score of 81%. I did not try any other material for these exams. The best thing about the books is that they thoroughly cover all the exam topics with some good-practice notes/hints.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa80eb80c) out of 5 stars Best book for OCP exam March 21 2016
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I bought the book to prepare for the Java 8 update exam from Java 6. The book explains very well the concepts and gives tricky examples that may appear on the exam. Moreover, on the Java Ranch Moose forum, if you ask any question, Jeanne replies within hours. Thanks the authors for the great job.


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