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Exam Cram Errata ???

Matt DeLacey
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Joined: Oct 12, 2000
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Hey Cowpokes,
I've been hanging out for a LONG time, but this is my first post. First I want to say what a great website this is. I'm taking my SCJP2 certification in mid November and I believe I will do well, but I couldn't have done it without the 'Ranch.
I do have a question regarding th Exam Cram book. In the front on the "Cram Sheet" it says "If you transfer any of the tasks from this sheet onto a blank piece of paper before beginning the exam, you can refer to it while taking the test." In my book it's the first page on a cardboard-ish insert that is in th very front. The words are the "Java Source Code" header or banner or whatever you want to call it. I looked in the FAQ and I've been reading this for months and haven't seen any mention of this.
Can this possibly be RIGHT??? Someone bring some sanity into this crazy, crazy world.
bill bozeman
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Joined: Jun 30, 2000
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I think what it is saying is you cram a minute before you walk into the exam, when they give you your sheet of paper, you write all of the stuff down so you don't forget it. You can't bring anything into the exam though, just like you can't take anything out of the exam, not even that sheet that you wrote everything down on.
Matt DeLacey
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I agree that that seems more correct, but it specifically says about reviewing it right before the exam and then in a separate sentence it says "you can refer to it while taking the test". So he addressed what you said and then ADDED the bit about using it on the exam. Seems crazy to me, but it DOES say that explicitly. Oh, but it's a strange and confusing world we live in.
P.S. This is Bill Brogden's book, by the by
Matt DeLacey
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OH!!! Wait a minute folks....wait a minute...light is beginning to shine in the nether regions of my grey-matter!! You mean as soon as you walk into the exam and the exam has begun you can try to spill all the Java related contents out of your brain and onto paper so that you can refer to THAT during the exam! That is so funny! Oh, man it feels way too much like Friday.

At least th sanity of the world is no longer so much in question. Or IS IT??? <twilight zone music>
bill bozeman
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I think you would only need about a 3x5 index card to get all the Java info down on. I mean, there really isn't that much is there???
William Brogden
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What I was trying to say was that if there is something you have a hard time remembering, scan the cram notes until the last minute, then when you get in front of the computer for the test write down whatever it is on the scratch paper/sheet that they let you have. Do that before you start the test before the timer starts.
Let me know how your test turns out!
Speaking of errata, remember to check with
http://www.lanw.com/books/errata
(Oh wow, the Exam Prep book is in the 3rd printing! and the Exam Cram is in the 6th!)
Bill
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
 
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