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Passed with a 79%

Bob Graffagnino
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Joined: May 30, 2001
Posts: 81
Well, I was hoping to get above an 80%, but I suppose a 79% is good enough. The test was challenging in areas I wasn't expecting and easier in other areas.
Here's the break down:
Declarations and access control: 75%
Flow control and exception handling: 85%
GC: 100%
Language fundamentals: 77%
Operators and assignments: 71%
Overloading, overridding, runtime type, object orientation: 71%
Threads: 85%
java.awt: 75%
java.lang: 50%
java.util: 100% 100%
Compare that to my best JQ+ score (70%, standard test #8):
misc: 75% 50%
java.util: 50%
java.lang: 75%
java.awt: 60%
Thread: 83%
Overriding/overloading: 100%
operators and assignments: 80%
Language fundementals: 87%
GC: 100%
flow control and exception handling: 33%
Declarations and access control: 62%
One thing annoyed me about the test center. I got there 45 minutes early to review my notes and get settled. The receptionist directed me to their break room where I could study and have internet access. Since I don't have a watch on, I go by the time on their PC. My exam is at 2:15pm, so at 2:12pm I collect my things and go back to the receptionist's desk. As she's checking my ID, she mentions that I'm cutting it kind of close since they close at 4:30pm. "No problem, the exam is only 2 hours", I reply. Then I see a clock on the wall that says 2:45pm. Yes, the PC's clock was 30 minutes SLOW! Grrr. I finished 30 minutes early, but only reviewed for 10-15 minutes thinking they were going to kick me out at 4:30pm. How annoying!
Thanks to everyone here for answering my many questions, especially Valentin!
Rob Ross

Joined: Jan 07, 2002
Posts: 2205
Good job Bob!

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Valentin Crettaz
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Joined: Aug 26, 2001
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Good job Bob
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Bob Graffagnino
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Thanks guys! Rick R. was right about the Threads/IO/AWT questions being easy. There seemed to be a lot of questions on Overriding/Overloading/Inheiritance! Be sure to code a lot of these types of examples!
I coded 2 of the questions today that, during the test, I had changed my original answer as I reviewed before finishing.
One question was originally answered wrong and I changed it to the correct answer. Hooray!
The second question was oringally correct, but I changed it to something else. Grrr...
Oh well. I'm not going to dwell on it anymore! In fact, I think I'll go update my resume!
[ February 15, 2002: Message edited by: Bob Graffagnino ]
Brian Lugo
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Joined: Nov 10, 2000
Posts: 165
Congratulations Bob!
Goodluck in your future endeavors.
Mark Nolan

Joined: Jan 23, 2002
Posts: 19
Congratulations !!!
Ghulam Rashid
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Joined: Jan 14, 2002
Posts: 278
Congratulations Bob
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