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Passed with 88%..here are some tips...

Shimi Avizmil
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Joined: Oct 09, 2002
Posts: 16
I passed it this morning, I've been working with Java for almost a year now, here is how I studied and my recommendations:
1. Read a book
Hips of books available, I wasn't very fussy about the book as I actually learn more from mock exams but still before taking any mock exams, read a book !
2.
Take Dan's exams !!! DO NOT SIT THE EXAM BEFORE DOING THIS ! (Thanks Dan !!!)
http://www.danchisholm.net/sept27/topic/index.html
Take these exams in a study mode, make sure you understand all the logic behind the answers !
3.
Go through this web site, have a feel to what kind of question are asked, and hear to exp of others.
4.
With your spare time, sit all the mock exams you can do..(untill your brain explode..)
Click here for a list...
About my exam - Most of the questions and also the trickiest ones were about flow control, the rest:
Collections :about 2(easy)
Wrappers: about 2 (easy)
Threads: about 4 (easy)
Inheritance: about 5 (easy)
Math : about 3 (easy)
Exception about 5 or more..(few of them were tricky)
Assertion about 4 (very easy )
I didn't study much for the exam (3 full days) and the mark wasn't my priority, all I did is read a book and went through Dan's exams, if your mark is important to you take more mock exams !
Good luck with the study.
Oh one more things, know the ranges of the primitive types, these are gift questions ! ( I had one wrong in the exam...don't be lazy like me.. )
Cheers
Shimi
[ October 14, 2002: Message edited by: Shimi Avizmil ]
Jay Ashar
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Joined: Oct 13, 2002
Posts: 208
Congratulations on passing the test and Thanks for those tips, you just gave a huge boost to my confidence ;-)


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Valentin Crettaz
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Joined: Aug 26, 2001
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Good job Shimi


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Jessica Sant
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Joined: Oct 17, 2001
Posts: 4313

nicely done -- thanks for the tips!
Dan Chisholm
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Joined: Jul 02, 2002
Posts: 1865
Congratulations Shimi!


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Ruff Young
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Joined: Sep 26, 2002
Posts: 513
Hello,
All other people said threads questions were so hard! But your questions were easy? How easy?


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M Mahfuzur Rahman
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Joined: Oct 05, 2002
Posts: 41
Congratulations.


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Manish Hatwalne
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Joined: Sep 22, 2001
Posts: 2578

Congrats Shimi, great score
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