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Christian Strohmaier

Joined: Feb 10, 2000
Posts: 8
Many thanks to Java Ranch and all Rancheros participating.
Some remarks:
* 50% of the questions are easy (for an prepared candidate),
like determining the range of primitive data types
* 30% are sophisticated but feasible for a good prepared candidate. You really have to understand concepts like dynamical binding of methods or call by value/call by reference
* 20% are bad worded, you will encounter question types like:
Many cowboys are square dancers. True or false?
So you have to decide:
It is true, because you know that ALL cowboys are square dancers and MANY is a subset of ALL.
It is false, because you know that ALL cowboys are square dancers and MANY differs from ALL.
(Perhaps it is very clear for a native speaker, but I really had problems of that kind)
Anyway, knowing the rest will help you surviving this trap.
Advices for preparation:
* Read the Bible (= Simon Roberts book), watch out for errata
* Bill Brodgens book or Marcus Greens Tutorial are nice supplements.
* do all the mock exams (there you can get used to bad worded questions)
* do not use "Kais notes", they are too confusing
* visit the ranch
* in my opinion a good indicator for readyness is knowing and understanding everything from "Carls Certification Notes".
good luck
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That's a post !!!
Thanks for your advise and all the best with ur future endeavours.
maha anna
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Joined: Jan 31, 2000
Posts: 1467
Congratulations Christian Strohmaier,
Yours post is really informative. Did you encounter any qstn(s) which tested to remember the syntax of a method which was difficult. For ex. The IO pack is really huge. Knowing the constuctors are ok. But to remember all the methods inside each class is really difficult I think. Simillary in all other mentioned packages.
Can you give us any suggestion on this.
maha anna
[This message has been edited by maha anna (edited April 28, 2000).]
Harry Chawla
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Joined: Jun 03, 2000
Posts: 97
Hi Christian
Cnau pls posth the link to "Carls Certification Notes" that u referred in ur post.
maha anna
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Posts: 1467
YOu can get from Tony's Home page
maha anna
Suma Narayan
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Joined: Apr 03, 2000
Posts: 136
Hi Christian,
Congratulations!!! and Thanks for all the helpful information you have given.
Christian Strohmaier

Joined: Feb 10, 2000
Posts: 8
maha anna,
i did not encounter a question, where I had to remember unusual
syntax details.
One tip: Have a close look, how to construct an InputStreamReader with encoding and know what they are good for.
Many greetings from Munich

Joined: May 01, 2000
Posts: 16
great job man, congrats.
i'm taking my exam on 5th, give me some useful sites to find some mock exams
thanks for all the useful hints
Have you checked out Aspose?
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