This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
Just cleared the test this morning with 56/59. For those of you who are concerned about the duration of the exam, the test is in indeed 120 minutes, exactly as what is said in Sun's website. Before the exam clock starts to tick, you have to answer several questions regarding the agreement with Sun and so on. After the exam, you have to go through the survey (15 minutes). Note that the 15 mins survey is not included in your 120 minutes exam time. This site has been of great help to me. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody here for whatever questions you have asked and whatever answers you have provided. Indeed, I learned a lot from all the questions and answers you present here. Some general impression about the exam. Yes, there are a lot of questions about thread, and some of them There are also a few questions on I/O....I think I have probably lost one or 2 questions on I/O...quite tricky stuff. Finally, you might be surprised that in my exam, I was asked at least 3 questions on ananymous class, which, to my satisfaction, I must have answered them correctly because I figured the anonymous classes inside outside two days prior to the exam! I am a mechanical engineer by training and have programming experience in C/C++. I started to pick up JAVA books in May of this year and have been reading and programming it for a while. Yes, I have also used it to program some real applications in my job. At hindsight, programming experience did help me prepared for the exam, but not enough...I had to focus on exam preparation in the last 6 weeks in order to be sure that I can pass. Wish you all Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Sam
congrats Sam, I am taking the exam this week. The Sun has increased the duration, there must be some intention behind that na. Otherwise they would never have done that. Did you find any gocha in the exam? Or is the same as expected. In the Sun's site they say short answer questions.. What is that.. Bye. sachin.
Passed with 56 / 59. that means 94 %. Fantastic. Fanatasstic score , Sam. it is really , really comendable score. you desrve a toast. cheers from all here from javaranch. Help other javaranchers with the invaluable experiece that you have gained in the process of clearing the exam. Help other javaranchers now. Wish you merry christmas. Your Friendly Bartender SHAILESH.