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My xp with SCMAD

Vivek Viswanathan
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Joined: Mar 03, 2001
Posts: 350
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
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.

Vivek Viswanathan SCJP 1.2, SCJP 1.6,SCJD,SCEA,SCWCD,IBM-484,IBM-486,IBM-141,Ms.NET C# 70-316,SCMAD, LPIC-I
Beatrice Ng

Joined: Jun 20, 2003
Posts: 28
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!
Mark Spritzler

Joined: Feb 05, 2001
Posts: 17276

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.

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