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.
I passed ! It was tough but not too tough. Thanks to everyone for helping. I was extremely pleased with 83% as 62% would have been good enough for me. Here is my advice: 1. Get JQ+ and do all of the tests. I was only scoring 50% - 60% on my first try at all of the JQ+ exams. I took notes on my mistakes and studied them thoroughly before the test. I felt that the real thing was much like a JQ+ test, but take away 10 really hard/obscure JQ+ questions and add some pretty easy type questions. 2. I/O - Memorize the different constructors and how to string them together. Also understand if a file is created and when and if it is blanck or not and that sort of thing. I got a surprising 100% on this section. 4. I found AWT to be very difficult, but I did not study very much in this area. 3. Last but not least - FOCUS ON THE BASICS. Don't go wasting your time memorizing a bunch of obscure methods from this and that class. Just make sure you have a strong grasp on the basics as stated in the exam objectives (constructors, overloading, overriding, access modifiers, etc...). Good Luck and maybe I will see you in SCWCD some day. Zac