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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
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Hi Java Veterans !
1)I just went thru the Mock exams list in Javaranch....
Would it be a good idea to go thru the mock exams in the order in which it has been put up at javaranch?
2)I am relying a great deal on these mock exams to help me clear the paper. ie, if I do these exams it should suffice right? And these should cover about everything that come in the actual exam.
3)the questions in Exam Cram seem a little tough to me. And from that book all I am doing is the exercises. I realised then that some aspects covered in the book are not in Roberts and I missing something here..
Tony Alicea

Joined: Jan 30, 2000
Posts: 3226
Assuming (and only assuming this) that you are not a Professional Java programmer but would like to be one,
I recommend that you get 100% in Roberts and Hellers exercises and about 90% in Brogdens's (it's more difficult).
The good news is that you can go back and learn the subjects that you got wrong in the 1st place.
IMO, you should have a complete mastery of BOTH of the exercises on that book.
Employers are now beginning to pay attention on the SCORE THAT YOU GOT. For example, you are certified whether you get 71% score or 100%.
Do you think that prospective employers don't look at the score? Wrong! They do.
So the OBJECTIVE is to pass it with 100% (because of so many Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform)
Of course, having previous programming experience even in other non-OO languages helps.

Tony Alicea
Senior Java Web Application Developer, SCPJ2, SCWCD
Ajith Kallambella

Joined: Mar 17, 2000
Posts: 5782
I would like to add Khalid's test to the list. It is generally considered to be very tough, but certainly worth an attempt - especially if you are aiming for 100%. Good luck.

Open Group Certified Distinguished IT Architect. Open Group Certified Master IT Architect. Sun Certified Architect (SCEA).
I agree. Here's the link:
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