Hello all, Today I appeared and cleared SCJP with 90 %. I was reading and referring nearly all the books/test available and had nearly ended up in the dilemma whether to appear for it right know or not. This was due to the variety of ques. and topics covered in them. They were all different. But finally I decided to go for it. Only one book is the bible for it i.e. RHE. Without it u should not think of going to the exam. Each line and topic of it is reflected somewhere in the questions. The ques. are much straightforward, not tricky. About mock tests Marcques Green tests 1 and 2 are very much like the real one. Last but not the least I would like to thank everyone participating in the forum at JAVARANCH. Its a fabulous work u all are doing. My sincere thanks to everyone who has answered my queries and also relegiously supplied tips in bulletin boards. My special thanks to Ajith Kalambella, Anna. I had ques. on : 2 on I/O 1 on Gridbag 3-4 on threads 3-4 on exceptions 4 simple type-ins The exam laid most emphasis on language concepts rather than APIs. No cramming was required and there were no ques. where u have to remember various constructors in API.(This u have to actually take the exam to believe it, as I am believing now). Overloading,Overriding, constructors were present everywhere. Thanks once again. I would still be a regular visitor here. I am from Mumbai, India. If I could be of any help to anyone aspiring for the exam I would oblige to do so.
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Originally posted by Shailendra Bade: Hello all, No cramming was required and there were no ques. on method constructs.(This u have to actually take the exam to believe it, as I am believing now). Overloading,Overriding, constructors were present everywhere.
What do mean by saying there were no questions on method constructs ?
Congrats!!! One question: Do they test different concepts in a single question or there's only 1 concept tested on each question? The reason I ask is because of the mock exams I've been doing, most of them seem to test different concepts so this worries me a bit because the question gets tricky.
Joined: Jul 04, 2000
Deepak, Actually I meant to say that u are not at all required to remember all the possible constructors and arguments of APIs. I am editing my msg. to remove the ambiguity.
Ken, The questions are pretty straight forward in the exam. I havent come across such ques. testing on different concepts. It would be better if u let me know which mock tests and ques. u are talking about. So I could answer u more precisely. Normally multiple ans. ques with true/false are asked but they are around the same topic. Coding examples are on the same topic, though u have to read them open mindedly without having any preconvince notation about the type of ques.
Joined: Aug 06, 2000
I've been doing jqplus mock exams (http://pages.about.com/jqplus/) and I've only been getting 55 - 60%, which is discouraging. There are quite a lot of "choose all that apply" type of questions and I think those are the ones that I make mistakes most. There are quite a lot of "which constructor do you use to create such object etc.." questions which that worries me most because I'm not good at memorizing constructors/method parameters etc... Oh well, I think I should study more...
Shailendra, Hearty congratulations. I can imagine how you are feeling right now. I am so glad you have offered your help to other Indians in Mumbai. Your gesture is highly appreciated. What next? SCJD?? Good luck, and hope you'll be around to help others when you can Ajith
Open Group Certified Distinguished IT Architect. Open Group Certified Master IT Architect. Sun Certified Architect (SCEA).
Ken Lai, If you are "unlucky" like me, you are bound to face similar types of questions, that is the "choose all that apply" type. I had lots of them, and it did put me to great test indeed as this is very challenging.But If you view such questions as multiple true/false questions, you should not be worried if you are clear with the fundamentals. Herbert