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Interesting exam here is what I think about it ( like anyone cares now since the beta period is almost over ) 1. Not many questions about Canvas and GameCanvas about 10 or 12 ( this is really wierd since everyone else said there were a lot of questions form those too sections ) , as for me I think I got all those questions wrong since you really need to write a game using those features to actually answer those types of questions. 2. about 10 drag and drop question - these are interesting and diff from the normal types of question that are generally asked - think I got all of them correct ( or may be the questions were such that it makes you feel that your answere are correct ) 3. There were some questions on RMS and these questions were not that easym since you needed to know the exact API but the way the questions were arranged you could ans them easly, sicne the ans for some of the questions were like in the question of another question. 4. Questions from JTWI and CLDC Specs are not direct questions ( except for a couple - which I got wrong sicne I got confused with all the numbers - 160kb, 32 kb, 256k and 10 timers ...etc...etc) - so when you read the specs make sure that you understand the reason and how they all link together. 5. Some questions were really really simple .....rahter that is what I felt. 6. 169 questions is a lot. After giving the exam there is sence of emptyness in my life, I dont think I have many things todo. I guess now is the time to complete 'Prince of Persia - Sands of Time' and 'Grand Theft Auto : Vice City'......hell I also have to complete a couple of IBM certifications. v2
You are lucky, gotten so little GameCanvas question. For me, I got almost 40 question on game and lcdui... and they appear at the starting of the exam.. I am quite weak in UI programming, so it really turns me off.
I can't answer most of the questions confidently. feeling so sad after step out of the test centre.. A piece of advice to those haven't taken the exam, do some coding practice before you go to take the test. Especially in the area of game, ui, wm. and make sure you know very well the semantics and meaning of those attributes in .mf and .jad All the best!
I also only had about 10-15 questions on Canvas and GameCanvas. Maybe this time the Survey had something to do with which questions you got. They always say that it doesn't, but just maybe. Although I seemed to get more questions on the subjects that I replied as beginner on the survey. Mark