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Joined: Mar 14, 2000
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[comments in brackets are where I edited to take out some details about the exact exam questions - Jim]
I Think the Mock exams are very near to the real exams, particularly the ones with Marcus and ofcourse RHE.
I got 2 questions on GC, one with, when can be gced with String objects declarations and other with therotical statemennts about gc , which i think I got wrong.
I got 1 on GridbagLayout [about the effect of different fields in GridBagConstraints.]
2 on Inner class declarations. This question was tough for me.
The question did ask about Inner class declarations and Instantiation , but the answers were a little odd. Maybe to me only and as I had read very little about Inner classes.
1 on I/o , FilterinputStream, read this question carefully, when u get in real exam.
[question details deleted]
2 on Threads. [how to create them, start them, etc.]
Overall I had a tough time, and I think I got more questions with more than one answer selection.
Best SOLOTION to get 90% or more:
compile and run all the questions in the mock exams.
I think All question were more or less equal to the Mock exams.
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[This message has been edited by Jim Yingst (edited March 25, 2000).]
maha anna
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Joined: Jan 31, 2000
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congrats eram!
Can you tell us how did you prepare for the exam? Related to your previous knowledge in Java, How many months did u take for preparation and average no. of hours spent per day. I think that will be more helpful for others.
And also one suggestion. Please do not try to discuss about the Real Exam qstns for obvious reasons. You are always welcome to post any tip at all related to this Exam.
For others, please do not reply for this post if it is related to actual Exam qstns. Discussions on overall difficulty/ general discussions /any tips are always welcome.
I am not closing this thread in order to not to eliminate the possiblity of some good related discussions.
I hope everyone respects this way.
maha anna

[This message has been edited by maha anna (edited March 24, 2000).]
I agree. Here's the link:
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