This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
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
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. regds maha anna [This message has been edited by maha anna (edited April 28, 2000).]
Hi Christian, Congratulations!!! and Thanks for all the helpful information you have given.
Joined: Feb 10, 2000
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 Christian