I was preparing for the SJCP exam for the last two months. Having some experience with C++, learning Java has been very interesting. My Aim was just to pass the exam. Wednesday(04/19)�I took the exam. As I was answering the questions, I was expecting tough questions later, but they never came. After answering all the questions, still I had 40 some minutes left over. Anyway, My score was 97%. As everyone is interested about the ambiguity of the questions: There is no ambiguity in the questions except one in my case. The question asked me to identify one of the given answers in the Collection classes. The question goes some thing like this [ . . . ] I was looking for the class without ordering and without duplication. And none of them are matching. Actually the expected answer is without ordering and with duplication. Anyway, it did not strike me at that time though I have spent nearly 10 minutes and finally answered wrong. However, I am very happy with my score. I have to admit that I gathered lot of useful information by going through the messages. My sincere thanks, to those people who asked the questions and those who answered. My advise to people who are going to write the exam is after getting your basic concepts, work out as many mock exams as possible. I will be suggesting this site to all of my friends. Have a nice Easter, Kondal. [This message has been edited by Tony Alicea (edited April 25, 2000).]
Congrats on your performance Kondal Rao. How much were you scoring in the mock tests ? How did you prepare and what guidelines would you suggest to all planning to take the exam ? Your feedback would be appreciated.
Congrats Kondal Rao!!! I think answer to your ambiguous collection question is Set. Thanks.
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Thanks Rekha and Sree. I have prepared the following books: 1. Java2 Exam Cram by Bill Brogden. 2. Java 2 Exam Guide by Barry Boone/William Stanek (I do not advise this book as this book has too many printing mistakes and even concepts are explained wrong, but I read this book). Java 2 Exam Cram is really crammed up. This is an excellent book. But this does not give too many examples to play with and understand Java fundamentals. So if you are a beginner, you have to read some primer books before taking up this book. Once you have some working knowledge with Java then this book will be useful. If you are ready to spend time, then lot of good material is available on Sun�s web site. I was scoring above 90 in the mock exams except in Khalid�s. In mock exams do not mind the score, as long as your thinking is correct. IMO, if you are scoring close to 80% consistently in the mock exams then you can be confident that you can clear the Exam without any problem. Regards, Kondal.
Congrats, Kondal! set is without ordering and without duplication. I think Kondal said is one which is without ordering BUT WITH duplicaiton. What is that? I have on idea. any body give me an answer? Thanks. MZ
Congrats Kondal rao. Yours is very very good score. Do you remember the approximate no. of qstns from IO,GridBagLayouts, and others Thank you regds maha anna
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Sorry..for the late reply. Thanks�Missy. Maha,
Thanks....In one of our discussions about writeUTF/readUTF methods in �Bill Brogden book�, I should have used more smily faces to look the post more jovial than it is. Sorry�, If I hurt your feelings? I remember that I got only one question on GridbagLayout, and 2/3 questions on java.io. Maha, Are you planning to Ace the exam? But come to think of it, it is definitely possible. Best of luck. Regards, Kondal.
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Yes Kondal. I remember who you are by your name itself. Eventhougg we had only one discussion it still stays in my mind. Yes. I am planning to take the exam and thank you for your wishes. regds maha anna