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sonir shah
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Joined: Nov 01, 2001
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I am appearing for Java Certifications next month.
At present i am studying through the book" Complete Java Certification 2" .But the problem is though i have read the wholoe book my concepts are not very clear.It is like majority of the Concepts, the language of the book etc is difficult for me.
Now tell me what should i do..I am very tensed coz only one month for the exam and ample of doubts in my mind.Also that this moment cannot afford to refer another book.
Kindly help..
Sonir
Fei Ng
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Originally posted by sonir shah:
I am appearing for Java Certifications next month.
At present i am studying through the book" Complete Java Certification 2" .But the problem is though i have read the wholoe book my concepts are not very clear.It is like majority of the Concepts, the language of the book etc is difficult for me.
Now tell me what should i do..I am very tensed coz only one month for the exam and ample of doubts in my mind.Also that this moment cannot afford to refer another book.
Kindly help..
Sonir

Yes.. it is too late to read another new book.
I think you should take the free Mock exams to
where are you. Focus on the area that you got it
wrong and just study that part. And by taking the
mock exams it remind you the thing you read but forgot.
It really helps. And come here offen to read the questions
and answer that posted here. That HELP a lot.
Hope this help and good luck on your exam.
Fei Ng
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Joined: Aug 26, 2000
Posts: 1242
Also.. look at SUn's Objective and see if you
know each topics!! Ask youself when you read the
Objective that you know what it is saying!!

Anonymous
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Originally posted by sonir shah:
I am appearing for Java Certifications next month.
At present i am studying through the book" Complete Java Certification 2" .But the problem is though i have read the wholoe book my concepts are not very clear.It is like majority of the Concepts, the language of the book etc is difficult for me.
Now tell me what should i do..I am very tensed coz only one month for the exam and ample of doubts in my mind.Also that this moment cannot afford to refer another book.
Kindly help..
Sonir


Hi Sonir,
1 month is a good amount of time. Don't worry much.
1. Thoroughly read RHE in 13 or less number of days if you haven't read earlier.
2. For Inner Classes discussion, I would recommend Khalid and Mughal's book if you have. or if you can borrow it from anyone who has already taken the test and who has that book and can lend you. (last option photo copy OR Javaranch Camfire stories -Getting in touch with your inner classes)[worst case Thinking in Java free]
For I/O, learn all the constructors from all the important classes from API. Know the purpose of each class. Concentrate on File,RandomAccessFile.....and the list goes on. Do all of them.
For Threads, RHE is good. Learn all the Methods and their purpose and usage(important).
For AWT, API and Vel's notes.
3. Velmurugan Periasamy's notes if you haven't gone through.
4. Do One mock each day starting from tomorrow or what ever date you feel comfortable. But make sure you do atleast 20 mocks that are given in Maha Anna's page. Save Marcus Exams 1,2,3 for you last few days those are close to Exam pattern(as SCJPs say).
5. The exam mainly tests if you are capable enough to identify the errors. You will not get this by learning the concepts from books(most of the books. few exceptions). You will get this by doing the mocks. They are pretty good to teach you what you need. And they clear your concepts. So do as many as possible.
6. There is no time for you(according to me) trying to answer the questions of others. As you already know the those concepts.
But post those questions which you have doubt. They will get cleared by Masters at Javaranch who are there always to help( god bless you guys). Answering the questions is not a bad thing to do. But here the time factor comes into play.
suppose you are free and are spending 8 to 10 hrs a day doing or learning Java then, you might probably think this as a revision and answer some of the questions which you like.
If you are hardly spending about 2 to 3 or 4 hrs then I would try to read the posts but not answer them. There is lot to learn in Java. [Guru's correct me if my thinking is wrong and my suggestion is not good]
If you do RHE properly and understand the concepts and are able to do coding then that is fine. you can get good marks in exam. Even if you don't do the above mentioned things(other than mastering RHE and doing mocks) that should not be a big problem.
7. A very Important thing- Coding,Coding,Coding. If you have time you can write small programs to check your concepts.
Many people who get (good scores)80's,90's and above are getting them because of their Hardwork. Plan your things. Stick to basics. Know the objectives,learn the basics,do mocks to check your concepts, keep yourselves COOL and get the job done(Main Exam).
HIH.
Chandrashekar Munukutla!

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Paul Stevens
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A very Important thing- Coding,Coding,Coding. If you have time you can write small programs to check your concepts.

Kind of says it all.
sonir shah
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Joined: Nov 01, 2001
Posts: 435
Originally posted by chandrashekar munukutla:

Hi Sonir,
1 month is a good amount of time. Don't worry much.
1. Thoroughly read RHE in 13 or less number of days if you haven't read earlier.
2. For Inner Classes discussion, I would recommend Khalid and Mughal's book if you have. or if you can borrow it from anyone who has already taken the test and who has that book and can lend you. (last option photo copy OR Javaranch Camfire stories -Getting in touch with your inner classes)[worst case Thinking in Java free]
For I/O, learn all the constructors from all the important classes from API. Know the purpose of each class. Concentrate on File,RandomAccessFile.....and the list goes on. Do all of them.
For Threads, RHE is good. Learn all the Methods and their purpose and usage(important).
For AWT, API and Vel's notes.
3. Velmurugan Periasamy's notes if you haven't gone through.
4. Do One mock each day starting from tomorrow or what ever date you feel comfortable. But make sure you do atleast 20 mocks that are given in Maha Anna's page. Save Marcus Exams 1,2,3 for you last few days those are close to Exam pattern(as SCJPs say).
5. The exam mainly tests if you are capable enough to identify the errors. You will not get this by learning the concepts from books(most of the books. few exceptions). You will get this by doing the mocks. They are pretty good to teach you what you need. And they clear your concepts. So do as many as possible.
6. There is no time for you(according to me) trying to answer the questions of others. As you already know the those concepts.
But post those questions which you have doubt. They will get cleared by Masters at Javaranch who are there always to help( god bless you guys). Answering the questions is not a bad thing to do. But here the time factor comes into play.
suppose you are free and are spending 8 to 10 hrs a day doing or learning Java then, you might probably think this as a revision and answer some of the questions which you like.
If you are hardly spending about 2 to 3 or 4 hrs then I would try to read the posts but not answer them. There is lot to learn in Java. [Guru's correct me if my thinking is wrong and my suggestion is not good]
If you do RHE properly and understand the concepts and are able to do coding then that is fine. you can get good marks in exam. Even if you don't do the above mentioned things(other than mastering RHE and doing mocks) that should not be a big problem.
7. A very Important thing- Coding,Coding,Coding. If you have time you can write small programs to check your concepts.
Many people who get (good scores)80's,90's and above are getting them because of their Hardwork. Plan your things. Stick to basics. Know the objectives,learn the basics,do mocks to check your concepts, keep yourselves COOL and get the job done(Main Exam).
HIH.
Chandrashekar Munukutla!


Thanx ChandraShekhar..Thans Alots......
I will definetely look at your suggestions..
I would like to ask you something.SOme of them have recommended me to buy the JQ plus software..i guess it contains 700 questions from the exam point of view..What do u say? should i buy or not..Coz right now i have only 2 resources with me the RHE and the mocks.Is that sufficient.I have tried but none of my pals have Khalid Moghul Book.
Tell me what should i do.
Frankly speaking i am damm nervous as far as the exam is concerned, coz when i appear through the mock exams available on the net i hardly pass..infact i keep on getting most of the answers wrong.and i fail.
Please help me..
An d what abt the codes,u said that u should try out the codes n stuff, coding etc..but where will i get the codes to practice..?
please come to me rescue...
Thanx ..
sonir
Anonymous
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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
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Hi Sonir,
First of all, Be confident. 1 months time is good to make wonders. Don't PANIC!!
Be confident. Ok.
Firstly, Where are you. If you are in San Jose(CA,USA) I can help you. Regarding inner classes see this post
leena rane's results post and read her first post. In the 10th point she mentioned that Gagan Indus had sent her Copy of inner classes from Khalid Mughal. According to me you can ask either Gagan Indus or leena rane to send you those and help you.
though I don't have time to do the same. It is just an advice. I hope they will help you.
If you are getting less marks and failing in the mock exams, I would sincerely advice you to take some more time and prepare for the exam if you can postpone it. As it is not that easy to get high %. If you don't have that option, just ignore it and prepare for the test seriously and sincerely.
I myself, didn't try JQ+ but as I have been reading the reviews and I would buy it. It is worth the price as people say. and I believe it. Go for it.
According to my analysis you are not learning the things that you made mistake. You are just testing yourself with the same knowledge and getting a fail % again and again which shows that you are not learning. Learn the concepts behind the questions even if you get it wrong while answering the question. If you do that, after a couple of tests you will get pass mark(atleast) in your practice tests. and the more you do and learn, the more your % after that. JQ+ would be a life saver for you in this case. You can even customize the questions on various topics.
Regarding Coding, it is you who got to do it. Search in the programmer certification forms with Maha Anna in the field. You can see her Code in each and every single post. That is the way it should be done. Learn a concept(not just reading) and try to apply.
Let me know if you need any more tips. I am ready to pour in.
1. RHE concepts,coding
2. All mocks
3. Doubts at Javaranch and getting concepts clear(if you don't know)
4. JQ+ Exams
5. Marcus Mock Exams 1,2,3 (this will tell you where you are at)[people say very close to the real exam]
6. Main Exam.
While replying don't click the button side to my post. Use Post reply button below so that you don't repeat my message.
Best wishes,
Chandrashekar Munukutla!
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sonir shah
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Joined: Nov 01, 2001
Posts: 435
thanx Chandra..
I will definetely follow your suggestions.
I guess u are indeed a very kind person though u dont have time still u are ready to help me.
But the problem is that i m in India.
n regarding the notes on inner classes i will Leena.
Hey i just ordered for the JQ+ software today..i shall recive in in say 3-4 days.
Thanx again..Indeed gratefull to you.
Keep on providing me your suggestions..
Thanx..reply soon
sonir
 
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