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Fresh impression from the exam

alex zhanov
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Joined: Jan 13, 2001
Posts: 7
I took the test a few hours back (found a place that offers seating for exam till 8 PM). Firstly, the customery thanks goes to the this site keepers and to the people who created mock exams. Now, about exam before I start paging out info from memory.
Infamous Mr. Green's tests are close to the real test, but I have to say that the test is harder.
I have not seen anybody mention that but I got 3-4 questions worded "choose the best answer". First one after a looking for a few seconds becomes clear, just go over Math.* functions and see the signatures. One I had to guess and probably missed - not to be in my shows, please go over io classes constructors. One was just plainly unclear as 4 options seemed correct and choosing the best was very unobjective.
There was only a couple "here comes Christmas" questions that looked like presents and it takes only a second or so to see the answer.
There was a couple questions made specifically for ex-C++ developers to throw off their game, by using familiar from previous life notations.
Threads had around 7 questions. Nothing major, now how to create/start a new thread: Thread::start schedules a thread and run method will be executed. Get a basic understanding of synchronized and keep in mind that if the block of code is not protected - a running thread can be preempted at any time.
KNOW YOUR BASICS. Man, do they test you on the basics. I saw everything: primitive ranges, loops, BTW look at nested loops with labels and continur/break. Get a solid feel for overload/override. Remeber the access modifiers order: public-protected-default-private.
Some questions from exam were very closely matched with questions from mocks - my theory is that if one just studies all the mocks and works on missed questions, then you can do real well on exam.
You will have plent of time - 120 min. to go over all the question with no rush. I decided to do just one sweep and took as much time on one question as needed to make a decision and still had half an hour left.
GOOD LUCK
Cristi Tudose
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Joined: Dec 25, 2000
Posts: 53
Congratulations.
What means BTW?
rgds,
Cristi
bhakti soman
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Joined: Nov 12, 2000
Posts: 22
hi
what is the url of greens exam

Carl Trusiak
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Joined: Jun 13, 2000
Posts: 3340
bhakti soman,
A link to all the exams we know about is Here.
Cristi,
BTW is an Acronym which means By The Way. Chatting made them ?famous? on the internet a Chat dictionary can be found Here


I Hope This Helps
Carl Trusiak, SCJP2, SCWCD
Cristi Tudose
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Joined: Dec 25, 2000
Posts: 53
thanks,Carl
rgds,
cristi
bhakti soman
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Joined: Nov 12, 2000
Posts: 22
thankyou carl
Originally posted by Carl Trusiak:
bhakti soman,
A link to all the exams we know about is Here.
Cristi,
BTW is an Acronym which means By The Way. Chatting made them ?famous? on the internet a Chat dictionary can be found Here

Jane Griscti
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Joined: Aug 30, 2000
Posts: 3141
Congratualtions Alex ...
I'm going to move this to the Certification Results discussion.
Jane
[This message has been edited by Jane Griscti (edited January 14, 2001).]
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Jane Griscti
SCJP, Co-author Mike Meyers' Java 2 Certification Passport
Elena Balland
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Joined: Dec 21, 2000
Posts: 8
Congratulations, Alex.
I want to retake this exam, for me it was also hard although I went through all Marcus and Anna Macha and a lot of others mock exams.
Elena
alex zhanov
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 13, 2001
Posts: 7
I think you will do well. Mock exam can be a study material in itself. I found them as helpful as any certification books. Plus, as you may knw already that the time has been changed from 1.5 hours to 2 hours, which give one a piece of mind.
Ajith Kallambella
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Joined: Mar 17, 2000
Posts: 5782
Hearty Congratulations Alex!!
Best wishes,
Ajith


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