Top 3 OCPJP 8 books for 1Z0-808 and 1Z0-809 Exam

OCAJP and OCPJP Certifications

In this article, we will see top 3 Books to Prepare for OCPJP 8. I have already discussed OCPJP 7 books in the previous post.


Certifications go a long way in establishing confidence in the knowledge of a language possessed by a person. OCPJP 8, (Oracle Certified Professional Java Programmer for Java SE 8) is one such certification in Java SE 8, obtained by passing the OCPJP examination.

One can take this examination by registering online for it, and there can be no greater resource than books, when it comes to preparing oneself for the same. There are a wide range of books written for the sole purpose of preparing the reader for certification examinations like OCPJP 8. Here, we shall discuss the Top three books that can be studied to sufficiently prepare for OCPJP 8.

Java Programmer II Study Guide: Exam 1Z0-809

Author(s): Esteban Herrera

One of the most recommended books to learn and practice for the OCPJP examination is the ‘Java Programmer II Study Guide’ by Esteban Herrera. The topics for the OCPJP 8 examination are vast and encompass a wide range of topics from absolute basics, to new additions to the Java family. This book is indeed a helpful aide in the preparation to obtain the OCPJP certification

Key features of the book:

  • Complete coverage of all topics
  • Simple and conversational style of writing to ease comprehension
  • Points to remember and FAQs at the end of every chapter to facilitate the learning process
  • Written as a natural guide to Java 8, rather than as a strict outlined guide for examinations

Why choose this book?

This book acts like a guide to the concepts of Java 8, while reinforcing previous knowledge of the topics of older Java versions. The sample questions and key points at the end of the chapters help in structured and hand-held training and help to fortify one’s concepts of Java, and in turn prepare for the examination.

OCP: Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 8 Programmer II Study Guide

Author(s): Jeanne Boyarsky and Scott Selikoff

This book by Jeanne Boyarsky and Scott Selikoff is an excellent companion when it comes to preparing for the OCPJP examination. It aims to polish the old topics to sharpen the knowledge and provide the knowledge for the newest topics in Java.

Key Features

  • 100% coverage of all examination objectives, inclusive of the latest and most advanced topics in Java
  • Custom Practice Examination papers to get the real feel of the examination
  • Glossary containing a large number of key terms for easy reference
  • Online course and examination material provided with the book for further reference and practice

Why choose this book?

Java 8 has the highest and the most diverse changes in the Java language, and one must demonstrate the highest level of competence in order to pass the OCPJP 8 exam. This book, written with care by experienced Java professionals provides the explanations and perspectives that come with the experience. The practice papers also provide the reader the experience of the examination and are vital in the preparation process.

Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 8 Programmer Exam 1Z0-809: A Comprehensive OCPJP 8 Certification Guide

Author(s): SG Ganesh, Hari Kiran Kumar, Tushar Sharma

One of the best and highest rated books for preparation for OCPJP is this book by the trio of SG Ganesh, HK Kumar and T Sharma.

Key Features:

  • Complete, in-depth and comprehensive guide to the OCPJP examination and its objectives and topics
  • Contains insight into the OCPJP examination pattern and Frequently Asked Questions on the examination process itself
  • Numerous real world examples to aid the reader in understanding and preparing
  • Lots of practice questions for the reader to be familiarized with the type of questions
  • Full length mock examination, so that the reader can challenge themselves to the test before finally taking up the real one

Why choose this book?

Besides being written by a trio of extremely efficient experienced Java developers, the book contains in-depth guide to the process of OCPJP, along with the knowledge provided by the topics covered within the chapters. The great number of practice questions and the full mock examination greatly prepare the reader for the final challenge – the certification examination.

That’s all about OCPJP 8 books.


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