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Monday, September 6, 2021

Top 5 Java 8 Practice Test and Exam Simulators (OCAJP and OCPJP) - Best of lot

Apart from books, exam simulators are another essential tool to prepare for Java certifications. They not only give you the opportunity to test your knowledge topic-wise but also provide a helpful explanation to clear your doubt and misconception, which means you can learn on the fly. Actually, when I prepared for my SCJP exam, I learned a lot of new concepts by just giving mock exams and solving practice questions. Since most of the Java certification aspirants are Java developers with some experience i.e., they have done a good amount of coding, they can easily understand the code, but they might not be familiar with the exam format.

These mock exams, particularly from Whizlabs and Enthuware, helps to prepare in real exams like scenarios with a similar pattern and the same amount of questions. By doing a couple of mock exams, you can assess your speed, accuracy, and knowledge. This also helps you to find your strong and weak areas. In the real exam, I first tackle questions from the strong area and then move to weak areas.

Once you have gone through all the topics of Java SE 8 exams and finished reading your study guide, you can take these mock exams and practice tests to get a feel of how well you do in real exams. The results of these exam simulators are quite accurate. 

For example, if you score 70% in Whizlabs or Enthuware, then you will most likely score 70-80% in the actual exam, provided you have completed your test with full honesty i.e. within a given time frame and without taking any help.

Most of these exam simulators also keep the history of how you are doing from your first test to the last test to give you a good indication of your progress. They will also highlight your strong and weak areas which you can further improve. In short, exam simulators are an essential tool for doing well in Java certifications.

Btw, Exam simulators are not the same as exam dump which is a PDF of previous questions asked in OCAJP or OCPJP exams, I don't recommend them because when you do them, you try to memorize them expecting they will come in the actual exam, which totally defeats the purpose of certification i.e. certification with learning and experience.

By the way, if you are preparing for Java SE 11 Developer certification (1Z0-819) then you can also check out my Java SE 11 Udemy course practice test. It contains more than 250 high-quality questions with explanations to check your speed, accuracy, and knowledge on Java SE 11 topics like modules, lambdas, stream, etc. 

5 OCAJP8 and OCPJP8 Exam Simulators

Here is a list of some of the best commercial exam simulators available for Java 8 certifications e.g. OCAJP8 or 1Z0-808 exam and the OCAJP8 or 1Z0-809 exam. Most of the exam simulators also provide free sample questions and online tests, which you can take before purchasing them to judge the quality of questions and whether you will get the worth your money or not.

1. Whizlabs

The Whizlabs exam simulator is certainly the best product in the market to prepare for Java certification. Whizlabs is also one of the pioneers in the field of commercial Java exam simulators and has helped Java developers for more than 8 to 10 years.

I have even used Whizlabs long back in 2007 and 2008 when I did my SCJP 1.4 certification and thanks to the quality of their question I scored 100% then. More than score, I learned a lot of subtle concepts of Java programming which I didn't know even after programming in Java for more than 4 years. 

The best part of the Whizlabs simulator is that there is a free online mock test for Java 8 which you can take before purchasing the simulator. The free test will give you a good idea of what you can expect in return for your money.

Currently, they have a special offer for the OCAJP8 exam where you can buy the $45 simulator for just 9.95$ and you also join their subscription plan for a flat 50% discount to get access to all of their online courses and any exam simulator including OCPJP8. If you are preparing for multiple IT certifications this is the best subscription to have. 

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2. Java8 Certification Dumps and Simulators by David Mayer

This is a relatively new exam simulator for Java certification but in a quick time, it has become quite popular. It is one of the three best Java 8 exam simulators currently available in the market. I know David Mayer is doing quite a good job of keeping the exam simulator updated with the feedback from the user and coming up with new and more challenging questions with updates every now and then.

So, if you are preparing for the OCAJP8 or OCPJP8 exam then you can consider buying this exam simulator.

This simulator specifically targets the newest Java certification with some good questions with detailed explanations. They even have a free Java 8 test, which you can take by entering your email before purchasing their full exam simulator. 

The online test contains 25 questions which will give you a sufficient idea of what to expect in their full version of Java 8 exam simulators which contains 4 full Java 1Z0-808 dumps and 308 unique questions with explanations.

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They also provide a money-back guarantee i.e. they will refund your money If you find any five mistakes of any kind and a full refund if you fail the exam i.1. 100% money-back guarantee. They also provide OCPJP8 or 1ZO-809 exam simulators

The cost of the exam simulator is also rightly priced at 39.99 USD, which in my opinion is cheap given the quality of questions. They also provide a free upgrade for new certification versions for existing customers.

3. Enthuware

The Enthuware exam simulator is the second-best in my opinion. I can say that because I have used it while preparing for my exam as well. It is also much cheaper than Whizlabs, just around 9 or 10 USD which is just a bargain. I am sure it's less than what you expend for tea and snacks in a day or two. 

So, even if you buy Whizlabs or Kaplan Java 8 exam simulator, you can still give it a try Enthuware. It also contains good quality questions and very detailed and accurate explanations which will help you to learn subtle details of Java programming.

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4. Kaplan SelfTest

The Kaplan self-test is the official partner of Oracle and is authorized to provide practice tests to Java programmers preparing for OCAJP7 or OCAJP8 exams. This means you will get the most realistic exam simulators for your practice. They not just provide Java simulators but also provide simulators for Oracle database certifications. Good collection of tests but a little bit expensive than the other two.

They also provide exam simulators for most of the Java certifications e.g. 1Z0-803 - Java SE 7 Programmer I, 1Z0-804 - Java SE 7 Programmer II, 1Z0-805 - Upgrade to Java SE 7 Programmer, 1Z0-810 - Upgrade Java SE 7 to Java SE 8 OCP, 1Z0-813 - Upgrade to Java SE 8 OCP, 1Z0-808 - Java SE 8 Programmer I and 1Z0-809 - Java SE 8 Programmer II.

Their exam simulators for OCAJP 8 i.e. 1Z0-808 Practice Test for Java SE 8 Programmer I exam contains
  • 180 questions simulating vendor test questions
  • 210 complimentary flashcards
  • Detailed explanations for correct/incorrect answers help you grasp underlying concepts
  • A comprehensive score report helps you focus your study efforts
They even have a free online test which you can try before purchasing the exam simulators. Given they are the official partner of Oracle to provide practice test, their price is a bit on higher side e.g. for 1Z0-809 Practice Test which contains 206 questions and 270 complimentary flashcards will cost you $69 for 30 days online access and $89 for 180-day online access.

5. EPractize Labs

Not in the same league as Whizlabs or Enthuware but nevertheless a good resource for really motivated Java developers. They also provide exam simulators for all core Java, Java EE, and Java ME certifications e.g. they have simulators for 1Z0-808 - Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 8 Programmer, 1Z0-809 - Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 8 Programmer, 1Z1-810 - Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 8 Upgrade Programmer and for other older exams.

Books and More Resources

Apart from exam simulators, you must have a good book or study guide to prepare for any Java certification like OCAJP8 or OCAJP8.

There are lots of good books available in the market but the one which stands out to me is the study guide by Mala Gupta for OCAJP7 and the study guide written by Jeanne Boyarsky and Scott Selikoff for Java 8.

You can also see the following articles for more books and other resources:

That's all on this list of good Java 8 practice tests, exam simulators, and mock exams. Out of these 5, my personal favorite is Whizlabs, and most of the time Java 8 study guide and Whizlabs simulator are more than enough to do well on Java SE 8 certification exams. 

But, if you are looking for a really high score, somewhere in the range of 95 to 100 then you would like to prepare more and that's where you can take help from other mock tests as well like Enthuware. I have actually listed them on their usefulness, Whizlabs and Enthuware are the best of the lot. 

P.S.: If you are looking for a course to prepare for Java SE 8 certification then Oracle Java Certification - Pass the Associate 1Z0-808 Exam! from Udemy is a good place to start it. It explains about new features of Java 8 required for the OCAJP 8 exam.


Unknown said...

Thank You :)

saedawke said...

Thanks you Mr. @Javin Paul.

Unknown said...

Hi Javin,
I am David Brooks at
We also released a brand new simulator for the JAVA 1Z0-809 exam.
Check it out if you have time!
David at

G said...

@David, i m using the javamockexam simulator and sorry to say that the support is not up-to the mark from you guys.

Anonymous said...

Hi G, I was also thinking to buy Java exam simulator, which one would you suggest?

Priya S said...

Could you please explain why do you think Enthuware Java Certification mock exams are second best? I see their explanations are accurate and informtative, support is great, questions are very close to real exam, and their simulator is really the best.

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