Top positive review
PASSED WITH 86%!
Reviewed in the United States on December 24, 2015
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!