This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
thanks to everyone who has asked a question and ppl whlo answered it, i dont post much, mainly just read the forum, and i just wanted to say thanks... a special thanks to Velmurugan Periasamy !! The StudyNotes are as good as any book, at least I think so... now just need to find a sponsor for a h1-b tiago
Congratulations Tiago ! It would be nice if you could share your experience while taking the exam with all of us aspiring to take it up soon.....Thanks .
Nupur. <br />SCJP2.
Joined: Jul 13, 2002
Personally I found the exam a Pain in the XXX, asks tons of questions that are things you simply don't do, that the compiler tells you and that you can find in the API in seconds. have to watch out for everything, i got a traditional question, the code was really simple and by quickly looking at it you saw the result, but if look carefully, the main signature is wrong. The best way to prepare if you ALREADY know Java is to pick up some study notes: http://www.geocities.com/velmurugan_p/notes.html or buy a book, or use both, it wont be hard, just have to pay attention, like 10 minutes after I finished the exam, I started think about it and remember a few questions that I think I missed just because I was careless. If you haven�t been working with Java for awhile I suggest you get a good java book, since the certification books don�t really teach you java� I hate sitting down and taking an exam without material, its not real, I always use the api, or a reference card or a book or a tutorial, there is always something you are going to miss. If you get nervous in exams you should be careful, go to the questions you have a better knowledge of. On my exam my first question was about strings, then 9 about threads, then 2 about AWT. I would have been crushed if the first 5 questions were AWT, haven�t worked with AWT, I got the questions about concepts right, but the ones that involved knowing method names, not close The best thing todo is to do mock exams, I did very few of them, mostly JWhiz, if I had done more I think I could have done a little better.. The questions that JWhiz used are very similar to the ones on the exam, I saw a few questions that were almost identical. The mock exams are good to take from the start of your studying so you can focus on the subjects you need to learn. And don�t worry about time, 2 hours is a enough� took me about an hour to finish the exam� Now all I can say is that you feel relieved after you exit the test booth�. sorry about the huge post... back to looking for in the us...