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Any SCJA Study Materials ?

Peter Sin
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What study materials are available ? I am interested in some topics of the examinations.
[ May 28, 2005: Message edited by: Peter Sin ]
Nicholas Cheung
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Let's wait for Evelyn to see whether there are any materials suggested.

Currently, I am using:
1. Java: The Complelete Reference, J2SE 5.0 edition
2. HFS&J
3. HFEJB
4. J2ME: The Complete Reference
5. Larman's Applying UML & Patterns, 2nd edition
6. Fowler's UML Distilled, 3rd edition

Since the exam required preliminary but board knowledge, I guess we dont need to study too indepth for each book.

Hope this help.

Nick


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Rudy Harianto
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Nick,

what about web service?
since i'm definitely no knowledge about that topic, where can i start?

exam objectives 6 to 8 makes me nervous


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Nicholas Cheung
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For Web Services, you could use RMH's J2EE Web Services.

But it might be too detail, as I used this for SCDJWS.

Nick
Jas Oberai
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Hi Friends,
Now that the registartion has started for "SCJA",we need study material.I there any comprehensive study guide that covers all the objectives stated by Sun....and also let me know if anyone has created a mock exam depending upon the objectives.
Thanks


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Nicholas Cheung
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I there any comprehensive study guide that covers all the objectives stated by Sun....and also let me know if anyone has created a mock exam depending upon the objectives.

I guess it might be too early to ask for study notes & mocks.

But you might try to create your own, and share with us.

Nick
Prashant Yadgire
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Hi,
Can you please tell me what is pattern ?Is it objective type EXAM?
In section 3 they ask to prepare code example.
is it like that we have to code any EXAMPLE?
Mahesh Kumaraguru
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Originally posted by Prashant Yadgire:
Hi,
Can you please tell me what is pattern ?Is it objective type EXAM?
In section 3 they ask to prepare code example.
is it like that we have to code any EXAMPLE?


I guess it may be SCJP style code questions like

...code before...
<1 line question code>
...code after....

select from list below what should be in <1 line question code> to get some behavior

1) answer 1
2) answer 2
etc ...

because I guess asking to code will make grading more difficult.

Using the style above, exam can be kept totally objective with single / multiple answers.

Regards,
K. Mahesh


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Andrew Monkhouse
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Hi Prashant,

Can you please tell me what is pattern? Is it objective type EXAM?
I am not quite sure, but I assume you are asking about the style of the exam.

The exam is administered on a computer (you don't have to hand write anything). It is a closed book exam (you are not allowed to take any materials into the exam room other than what Prometric staff give you, with the exception of any drinking materials (remember that the Beta exam is a 3 hour exam - it is highly recommended you take water with you and confirm with staff that you can (and will) be leaving for toilet breaks during the exam)).

Most of the questions are multiple choice. You will be told how many answers you should choose. The software will stop you from choosing too many answers, however it will not stop you from choosing too few or leaving the question unanswered.

Some of the questions have only one right answer. Again, you will be told of this (and the answers will have radio buttons, so you cannot choose more than one answer).

Some questions may require you to type in a single word as the answer, for which there is only one right answer. An example might be "what is the keyword that indicates that a method may not be accessed by any other class".

And there might be some other types of questions ...
In section 3 they ask to prepare code example.
is it like that we have to code any EXAMPLE?
In addition to Mahesh's answer above, there might be some drag and drop type questions, which might take the form of:



These have been used in other Sun exams that the SCJA authors worked on, so we might see them in SCJA.

Regards, Andrew
[ June 04, 2005: Message edited by: Andrew Monkhouse ]

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