This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Hello Everybody I just came back from giving the exam and I passed with 86%, I was hoping to get more but I guess I'll learn to live with it. I want to thank everyone at JavaRanch for helping me out whereever there were some doubts in my mind. Though I have not been with JavaRanch for long just about 2 weeks, I found the discussions here to be very useful. The Exam was quite tough, I was expecting some easy questions but almost all the questions required lot of thinking. About the actual exams there were about 8-10 Questions on I/O and 5-6 on Threads, There were only about 2 questions from Collecitons. There were about 7-8 Questions about Inner Classes. There was one Q on GridbagLayout and 3-4 Questions total on AWT. There were about 3 questions on Events. Rest of the Questions were mainly sticking to Java Language Basics, there were about 7-8 Questions which were 20-25 lines of code most of the questions were 7-8 lines of code. Most of them were Single Choices. I found about 3 questions to be very ambiguous. Three were 2 questions on OO concept. There were 3 questions on bit operators and one on Operator Precedence. What else.... Well I can't think of other Questions at this time. About my preparation I studied mainly from R/H/E and in the end Did a quick walkthrough from Khalid Azim Mughal & Rolf Rasmussen. I studied for about 2 weeks exclusively. I have 8 years of C++ background so OO concepts were easy to understand but I had some problems with the syntax and some basic concepts like booleans and integers are different, char can't be changed to short and vice versa, byte gets extended to int before any operation etc. Thanks everyone. Vinay Jain