Monday, 28 October 2013

Where to get OCPJP 7 mock exams?

One of the most frequently asked questions on OCPJP 7 - IZ0-804 exam preparation is this: Where can I get mock exams, preferably with exam simulator?

Of course, there are 300+ questions in our OCPJP 7 book (including 2 full-length mock tests). Hence, the book is the source that we would like to recommend.

We found that there are many resources where you can get (mostly commercial) mock tests and use simulators to try them out. Please note that there are numerous free mock exams available in the internet, but when we checked, all of them were SCJP 5/6 mock exams; they are yet to support OCPJP 7 exams. For a detailed list of SCJP mock exams, check this link in coderanch (where else :-))  

For OCPJP 7, we found that there is no single place where a list is maintained. Hence, we have started collecting a list; here is an initial list to start with:


(To our surprise, we did not find any completely free OCPJP 7 mock exams. If you find any, please let us know, and we'll update this list)

  • Kaplan SelfTest (Oracle authorized): 170 questions, price starts from $69 
  • Transcender (Oracle authorized): 190 questions, price starts from $109 
  • WhizLabs: OCPJP 7 exam simulator (700 questions - 5 full-length mock exams) -- Rs. 1500 (10% discount usually available) 
  • EPractizeLabs: OCPJP 7 online training -- $399 (50% discount) => $199 (announcement - training not released yet). OCPJP 7 study guide + mock exam questions -- $30 (720 questions) 
  • Enthuware: $9.95 for question bank with around 500 questions. 
  • TechFAQ360, JavaCert, CertChamp: (4 mock tests + lots of sample questions) (strangely, the descriptions of the exam appeared to be the same so clubbed these three together!)  

Are we missing out any? If so, please post it as a comment here or contact us.

Disclaimer: We are sharing these links in our blog because many of our readers are interested in knowing about the available mock tests. We have NO personal experience or contacts whatsoever with any of these mock exam providers; so we have no recommendations. 

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Connect with us

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Sunday, 20 October 2013

Participate in the contest and win free copies of our book

Here is the excellent opportunity for all our readers to win free printed copies of our book. All you have to do is write review for our book on Amazon (.com or any of the country-specific Amazon site) and you stand a chance to win a free copy of our book.

Readers can participate in this contest by writing a review of our book on any of the Amazon site. Once the review is online, you need to send a mail to us ( to complete the participation. After the contest period, we will choose four best reviews (in terms of details, good things about the book, things that could have been improved, etc.) and we will mail printed books to the winners. To increase your chances to win a book, write a detailed informative review for our book.

There are total four printed books to grab. Readers from all over the world (except India) have a chance to win two copies of our book. Readers from India also have a chance to win two copies. 

So what you are waiting for? The contest period is 20th Oct 2013 to 3rd Nov 2013. Hurry!!

Sunday, 6 October 2013 offers our book in just Rs 599

Great news for all OCPJP 7 aspirants residing in India. Our book Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 7 Programmer Exams 1Z0-804 and 1Z0-805-A Comprehensive OCPJP 7 Certification Guide is available at in just Rs 599. This is the excellent opportunity to buy the printed book in a very cost-effective way. 

Please note that the book sold by is the revised version (in which first set of errata is fixed).

Flipkart also sells the book; however, the cost-effective print is out of stock on the shopping portal.