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Comments on K&B ,Mockexams and passed

Ram Han
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Joined: Feb 26, 2002
Posts: 49
Prepration time
45 days
On an average 1.5 hours daily.

Like everyone I studied K&B

Did all the mock exams in net which are free.
Dan's exam - I did only very few , felt bored because of the toughness ( real exam is not that tough)
but it taught lot of concepts...
Marcus green - 2 days before the exam i scored 65
K&B : Got 48 (!! .. i have to complete the exam in 45 mins ,my laptop was running out of battery so i was careless in writing exam)
Whizlab (free): 69

I was not worried about the mock exam marks, i was learning from my mistakes
I made myself that I understand the concepts and tricks well.

Is K&B really worth - answer YES and NO

I felt some topics are not clearly explained, like shift opertors , binary operations,utility methods in collection ( i got some question in exam )

But we need to really appreciate for bringing a wonderful book , and re-wrote the history of Java exam prep ways.

K&B Questions in the end of the chapter for some questions , explanation is not sufficient.

2 Mintue drill name should be changed to 20 minute drill

How fast i read i could not read it in 2 minutes ( just kidding )

2- Minute drill is real helpful in last minutes prep.

Mock exams

Mock exams are really helpful , most of them i used are free ones

In the real exam most of the questions are similar( but not same ) to the mock exams..

In real life coding do you really care about how compilation error, runtime
loops work ? I would say NO
With more advanced IDE's you no need to know the when does the compilation error occurs ,but in exam Sun is expecting you to know that .( what to do)

So what is my score atlast , is 86

Now heading towards SCWCD, with Head First Servlet and JSP

Bert Bates

Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Posts: 8898
Congrats MuraliRam !

We're glad the book helped, and thanks for the feedback!

- Bert

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Amr El-Nasser
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Ram Han
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Joined: Feb 26, 2002
Posts: 49

Now heading towards SCWCD, with Head First Servlet and JSP

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