Hai, I passed the new exam admist tension. feeling great. I was learning a lot from java ranch but never posted any topic. I just wanted to thank every one for the support! Thanks once again Regards, Soumya. All the best for all of u who are taking the exam.
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Thank You so much for the wishes, Just wanted to give a few things whicha re in my mind, the Exam is practically quite easy and simple. anybody who has done java programing properly would easily get thru exam. the questions were simple, but the programs do need a lot of concentration. there are simple things which one might miss if there is lack of concentration, here are a few tips, 1. when the question has a program, don't drop into any conclusions as to what the program is upto, better go thru whole code as if ur eyes are a compiler, look for errors which are simple like the variable names or label names which might be keywords and raise compile time errors, 2. go thru all the semantics of loops like for, while and do-while. go thru the flow of if and switch condition, flow thru various cases of exception handling like having only and try and catch, try and finally or all. 3. I wld suggest to work out the whole thing rather than reading. believe me it pays. u wld write the code to know something but wwill end up learning a lot. 4. Garbage collection questions are very simple, but learn the exact trick when exactly a memeber variable can be garbage collected and when a automatic variable is garbage collected. 5. collection questions are very very simple. All the best once again for all of u!
Hi Soumya, Thanks for sharing your thoughts on cracking the exams and the very useful tips. I am also planning to take the exam by this month end. I have heard about the much dreaded questions on sockets, mediatracker..So far I haven't come across these.Can anyone give examples or point me to where I can find them? Thanks. priya