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% java.io: 100% Compare that to my best JQ+ score (70%, standard test #8): misc: 75% java.io: 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! Cheers!
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 ]
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Congratulations Bob! Goodluck in your future endeavors. Brian