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Passed the new exam with 84%

Soumya Devabhaktuni

Joined: Oct 09, 2000
Posts: 6
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
All the best for all of u who are taking the exam.
Sanjeev Verma
Ranch Hand

Joined: Aug 24, 2000
Posts: 87
Great to hear more and more people passing with better and better scores.
Congrats !!!
And thanx for the luck. Will need it in the exam on 11th
Ajith Kallambella

Joined: Mar 17, 2000
Posts: 5782
Congratulations Soumya
Best wishes,

Open Group Certified Distinguished IT Architect. Open Group Certified Master IT Architect. Sun Certified Architect (SCEA).
Soumya Devabhaktuni

Joined: Oct 09, 2000
Posts: 6
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!
Priya Chary

Joined: Oct 05, 2000
Posts: 8
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?

Joined: Oct 03, 2000
Posts: 3
Hi Soumya,congratulations and thanks for your tips on exam.

[This message has been edited by VINAYAK KAURWAR (edited October 10, 2000).]
Aru Ven
Ranch Hand

Joined: Sep 28, 2000
Posts: 199
Congrats Sowmya...
Vidya Sajeev

Joined: Jul 18, 2000
Posts: 14
congrats Soumya ..
Rahul Agarwal
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Joined: Sep 13, 2000
Posts: 52
congrats somaya
can u kindly share the breakup of the test
and how was your score in the actual test
and mocks
Raghvendra Sharma
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Joined: Oct 09, 2000
Posts: 82
Congratulations Soumya
Best wishes for your future endevours,

Harpal Singh
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Joined: Oct 10, 2000
Posts: 229
Keep it up and thanks for your valuable suggestions,it lifts up the spirits.....
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jun 28, 2000
Posts: 93
Congratulations Soumya Devabhaktuni.
Have Fun!
Anbooo Sanygao
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Joined: Oct 04, 2000
Posts: 45
Just put a search on mediatracker and socket in this discussion. you will get few Qs.
Priya Chary

Joined: Oct 05, 2000
Posts: 8
Thanks Anbooo.. I did find some useful info..
I agree. Here's the link:
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