How to prepare for OCAJP 8 certification within a month?

OCAJP is the entry level exam in Java certifications path and OCAJP 8 is the latest version of OCAJP. The most common question asked by the test candidates is that how to crack the exam within a month. There are various ways how you have to prepare for the exams, that depends on the purpose of the certification preparation?.

If you are a beginner and looking for improving the Java programming skills, then we would recommend you to spend at least 3 months of time to prepare for the exam. But, if you just want to pass the exam quickly because your employer wanted you to do or some other reasons, then answer is Yes. You can pass the exam within a month with proper planning and preparation.

In Whizlabs, we have been guiding Java certification candidates for more than 15 years to pass the exam successfully. We have gained lot more experience in our journey and we would like to share you the tips to crack the exam quickly.

Buy a Good Book

It is one of the important and first things you have to do if you are planning to write Java certification. If you are planning to write OCAJP 8 exam, then look at our previous article about best books for OCAJP 8 exam.

  1. Read the complete book thoroughly withing first 20 days of time.
  2. When you are reading the book, practice the questions that are asked at the end of each chapter
  3. It is advisable to write notes while reading the book. Write down the important points that will help you memorize the concepts and it will be used for revising quickly just before the exam.

Buy a Good Mock Exams Simulator

After complete reading the book, now it is time to test your knowledge with real exam questions. There are few popular mock exam simulators in the market that will give you the opportunity to test against the real exam questions.  For example, you can buy mock simulator from Whizlabs for OCAJP 8 exam. You can also try the free mock exams.

Once you purchased a mock exam simulator, use them to master the questions.

  1. The mock exam simulators would provide you the full tests with 77 questions per test. This tests will be very similar to the real exams.
  2. Carefully you take the mock exams and answer all the questions.
  3. Once you see the result, if you are not scoring well enough then you will have to improve the knowledge. Generally the mock exam simulators will provide questions that are tougher than the real exams.
  4. If you are able to score above 80% in the mock exam simulator, then you are ready for the exam.
  5. Note that, you try to practice tests using the mock exam simulator only after you thoroughly complete reading the book.

If you want to gain more confidence, buy more than one exam simulator to practice the exams. You spend minimum 10 days for practicing the mock exams and improve the score. You take one test a day and see what are things to improve in the exam.


The above tips are provided for the preparation within a month of time. This suggestions will not be suitable for all types of preparation. You would probably read our another article on how to prepare for OCAJP 8 exam.

If you are looking for any help on prepare for the OCAJP exam, please send us an email or call our support!!.

About Aditi Malhotra

Aditi Malhotra is the Content Marketing Manager at Whizlabs. Having a Master in Journalism and Mass Communication, she helps businesses stop playing around with Content Marketing and start seeing tangible ROI. A writer by day and a reader by night, she is a fine blend of both reality and fantasy. Apart from her professional commitments, she is also endearing to publish a book authored by her very soon.

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