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Vidya Krishnamurthy

Joined: Mar 27, 2001
Posts: 15
Hi all,
I passed my SCJP today . I wouldn't have done it without this site. Though i haven't been active in any of the forum discussions, i have been visiting this site regularly. my thanks to Velumurguan periasamy for his excellent notes. My special thanks to Jane Griscti for her study notes, especially on I/O which helped me to get 100% in that section.
RHE, javaranch, JQ+ and Marcus Green were the only resources that I used. I got 79%. I was averaging about 75% in JQ+ tests, which is almost the same score i got in the exam.
I got 8-10 questions on I/O
5-6 questions on threads
1 question on inner class
6-8 questions on Overloading and Overriding
1 question on Garbage collector
3 questions on awt and eventhandling
2 questions on java.util
5-6 on java.lang (i had to type the answers for 2)

No questions on Conversion and casting, surprisingly. One question on "is a" relationship. I had 4 questions for which i had to type answers. 2 on String and string buffer and one on Exception handling. i typed the answers WITHOUT the quotes. i did the right thing i guess, as i got 100% on java.lang and Exception handling.
I/O questions were only on constructors. Watch out for tricky questions. one question i got, looked like it was on exception handling but was actually testing on modifiers (a static method had a call to a non-static method).
Sorry for such a lengthy post but i hope this helps others who are preparing for the exam.

Thomas Paul
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Percy Densmore
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Joined: Mar 06, 2001
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Ya done real good
My turn tomorrow. Thanks for the tip.

rajashree ghatak
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Joined: Mar 10, 2001
Posts: 151
Congratulations Vidya!!! Well Done.
could u tell if one has to do constructors and methods of various Component subclasses,like,Button,TextField,TextArea etc.
did u get any Qs on this topic specifically or were they only on AWT Layout Managers?


Rashmi Tambe
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Joined: Aug 07, 2001
Posts: 418
whats next?
can u tell me from where can i get Jane Griscti's notes?
Vidya Krishnamurthy

Joined: Mar 27, 2001
Posts: 15
Thank you all for your wishes.
Rajashree, I did not get any questions on any of the subclasses of components. The questions were only on Layout Managers. Something like, which layout manager is suitable for a particular scenario and another one was a code question, which asked if the frame was resized what would happen to the components in the frame.
Rashmi, you can find jane's notes in the following site. http://www.janeg.ca/index.html

Jane Griscti
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Joined: Aug 30, 2000
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Congratulations Vidya
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