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Exactly What we should study?

Ransika deSilva
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Hi All,
I am so sorry if this was already been answered in an earlier post. I just wanted to know what are the exact things which we should study to become SCMAD.
CLDC 1.1 with differences between CLDC 1.0
MIDP 2.0
WMA 1.1
MMAPI 1.0

and all the Appendixes of these Specifications?

Your comments are much appriciated.
Thanks & Regards.


SCJP 1.4, SCMAD 1.0<br />SCWCD, SCBCD (in progress)
Tomas Conway
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You also need to study JTWI 1.0.

I don't remember exactly which appendices you need to know, but I'd start by assuming that you need to know them all. Refer to the exam specs for clarification.

Here's a link to my own preparation for the exam (includes links to study guides).
[ April 05, 2005: Message edited by: Tomas Conway ]
Ko Ko Naing
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Ransika,
For the appendices, you'll need to study WMA appendices for sure... The best way to make sure is to go thru the exam objectives... But I am pretty sure that you don't need to study many appendices, but only those need as mentioned in the exam objectives...


Co-author of SCMAD Exam Guide, Author of JMADPlus
SCJP1.2, CCNA, SCWCD1.4, SCBCD1.3, SCMAD1.0, SCJA1.0, SCJP6.0
Ransika deSilva
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Hi all,
Thanks a lot for the replies. What I understand is that I have to read the objectives and always have them in mind when I study the specifications. I know it is really hard to get the exact things to do, since this SCMAD is a fairly new exam. Thanks a lot again.
Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Ransika deSilva:
Hi all,
Thanks a lot for the replies. What I understand is that I have to read the objectives and always have them in mind when I study the specifications. I know it is really hard to get the exact things to do, since this SCMAD is a fairly new exam. Thanks a lot again.


Ransika, so when will you take the exam? I understand that it's pretty hard for those who are busy with their work to sit for the exam, except Nick(Nicolas Cheung), who is superb in sitting for the certification exams...
Nicholas Cheung
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I understand that it's pretty hard for those who are busy with their work to sit for the exam, except Nick(Nicolas Cheung), who is superb in sitting for the certification exams...

It is also hard for me as well.

Nick


SCJP 1.2, OCP 9i DBA, SCWCD 1.3, SCJP 1.4 (SAI), SCJD 1.4, SCWCD 1.4 (Beta), ICED (IBM 287, IBM 484, IBM 486), SCMAD 1.0 (Beta), SCBCD 1.3, ICSD (IBM 288), ICDBA (IBM 700, IBM 701), SCDJWS, ICSD (IBM 348), OCP 10g DBA (Beta), SCJP 5.0 (Beta), SCJA 1.0 (Beta), MCP(70-270), SCBCD 5.0 (Beta), SCJP 6.0, SCEA for JEE5 (in progress)
Ransika deSilva
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Hi all,
Ransika, so when will you take the exam?

Well my initial plan was to do it before 31st of March, but couldn't do it, well now I want to do it as soon as possible. Would be really happy to do it with in a month, atleast before the end of may.

I read Sathyas notes and it is so wonderful how he has organized it according to the exam objectives. It has made my life so easier. Thanks a lot for the help Sathya.

I have seen here and even in the whizlabs forums buyers asking why there are errors in the SCMAD simulator, wonder why they have not released an updated version of it or have they already done that?

Now let me explain what my plan is;
Study Sathyas' and Terrys' notes well, in the same time read the perticular section from the specifications also, So I get the entire picture. Will read the specs for 2 or 3 times and create my own notes with the help of other peoples' notes as well.

Then read that note set for atlest 5 times, Test the knowledge with Whizlabs, and restudy if needed. If time permits I can do this with in one month I am sure.

I would be really happy if you share your experience as well in studying.
Thanks for your time.
Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Ransika deSilva:
I have seen here and even in the whizlabs forums buyers asking why there are errors in the SCMAD simulator, wonder why they have not released an updated version of it or have they already done that?


I've seen many errors as well. But since it was pretty struggling for me to contact them during my exam preparation period, I didn't send any feedback to them. But I know where the errors are, then I just skip them during the test. Then recalculate my score after the test.

You might need to send an email to the Customer Support for the updated version. I'm not sure if the new one with fixes had been released or not.
Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung:

It is also hard for me as well.

Nick


But during last year, there even was a period that you took exams once a week. That's really awesome.
Nobuhiro Watsuki
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You don't have to use whizlabs:
http://www.sun.com/training/catalog/courses/WGS-PREX-J110C.xml


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Nicholas Cheung
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But during last year, there even was a period that you took exams once a week. That's really awesome.

That's because IBM and SUN's promotion period were overlapped.

4 IBM exams expired before 31 March 2004, 1 IBM exam expired before 30 June 2004, while there were 2 beta exams: SCMAD in March and SCDJWS in May.

If the vendors could organize the exams among themselves, we dont have to rush for the deadlines.

Nick
Nicholas Cheung
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You don't have to use whizlabs:

You could wait for JMobile+ from Enthuware.
It should be round the corner.

Nick
Nobuhiro Watsuki
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I'd buy the 210 questions from Sun.
Since they are from the source they should be closer to the real thing.
And you won't have to wait.
Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Nobuhiro Watsuki:
I'd buy the 210 questions from Sun.
Since they are from the source they should be closer to the real thing.
And you won't have to wait.


Umm, I believe that for many Sun's Java certification exams, other commercial exam simulation softwares got higher selling rates than Sun's.
For examples, exam simulation softwares from Enthuware, WhizLabs and Softlearn Systems are more popular, compared to Sun's.
Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung:

You could wait for JMobile+ from Enthuware.


Well, it is not sure that the name will be "JMobile+". So let's wait and see.
Nicholas Cheung
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I believe that for many Sun's Java certification exams, other commercial exam simulation softwares got higher selling rates than Sun's.
For examples, exam simulation softwares from Enthuware, WhizLabs and Softlearn Systems are more popular, compared to Sun's.

In addition, Enthuware's price is much more reasonable while compared to others.

Nick
Nicholas Cheung
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Well, it is not sure that the name will be "JMobile+". So let's wait and see.

So, how long shall we need to wait?

Nick
Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung:

So, how long shall we need to wait?

Nick


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