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 took part I exam today and it was the most frustrating and annoying exam I've ever taken. Most of the questions described senarios and some of them didn't have enough information for you to make a decision. They were like, you need to design an application to access another application. Which technology should you use? I think some of these questions need to be discussed as there are numerous ways to implement multitiered applications and make them scalable or reliable or whatever, and in most cases I just had to stop thinking about them and simply remember what they said on the mock exams I had taken, because time was running out. So, does anyone know if there is a place we could discuss these questions? I passed the exam by the way, with 83%.
I used the Paul Allen and Joseph Bambara study guide, which shouldn't be used as the only source for preparation, in my opinion. And I also used the whizlabs simulator and mock exams and resources found here in javaranch. Thanks for the support ranchers.
My understanding is that if you take one of the exams you agree not to disclose the questions. So I doubt that there is a place where you can discuss them. [ December 15, 2006: Message edited by: Ulf Dittmer ]
With Microsoft Exams you have the opportunity to comment on the questions after the exam is over but before you are issued your score (most people skip them because they are anxious to see their score, but the comments probably go into the bin anyway). However there is no comments section with the Sun exams. So the only way to have any influence is through participation in their beta programs.