This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
Below is my scoring from one of the free Mock exams. I need your experts advice, When i say this I am expecting little detailed advice, about where I am lagging? I am little confused. Can you / somebody help in pin pointing specific areas?
the servlet technology model = 66% the structure and deployment of web applications = 62% the web container model = 57% session management= 71% web application security = 50% the java server pages (JSP) technology model =57% building JSP pages using the expression language (EL)=60% building JSP pages using standard actions=75% building JSP pages using tab libraries= 75% building a custom tag library=60% J2EE patterns=50% ===============================================================
Everyone is different as far as study habits and what can be comprehended is concerned. However, if this is a result of studying for the exam, it is possible you moved on to the next chapter without really understanding the material in the previous chapter. One might get a reasonable score by just knowing the answers. However, to really succeed in this area one should be able to, for a given question, reason why each supplied statement in the list of answers to choose from is either true or false. In doing this, as opposed to knowing facts related to the correct answer, you will also know facts related to the incorrect answers, which I believe is additive (or multiplicative) to the learning process.
Once you have completed a chapter and have moved on, periodically revisit the exam from the past chapter to help reinforce what you have learned (it only takes a few minutes). Lastly, you are obviously a person of reasonable intelligence, which suggests the problem is related to the approach you are taking as opposed to your ability to learn.