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I passed today with 81%

Manuel Palacio
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Joined: Oct 16, 2000
Posts: 45
Thank you all at Java Ranch!!! I wouldn't have made it without the advice from everyone!!!
I kept thinking the test was very difficult and that I was going to fail until the last 15 min which I used to go thru the whole thing once more and then realized that maybe I had a chance.
The part on threads was the toughest (only got 57%) and there were a couple of tough questions on anonymous inner classes.
There was a lot of code to read and the feeling of not having enough time haunts you through the whole test which makes it extra difficult to concentrate on the actual questions.
I studied for about 2 months but before that I had taken 2 courses on Java at the university of Stockholm.
Good luck to you all and goodbye!

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prasanth Tata

Joined: Oct 11, 2000
Posts: 7
Congratulations Manuel Palacio !
Well done ! Thanks for ur feedback on the test.
I would appreciate if you can give me more details about
the test.
Thanks and have a great day
lakshmi nair
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Joined: Oct 11, 2000
Posts: 63
Great job!!!
Ajith Kallambella

Joined: Mar 17, 2000
Posts: 5782
Fantastico!!... Congratulations
Best wishes,

Open Group Certified Distinguished IT Architect. Open Group Certified Master IT Architect. Sun Certified Architect (SCEA).
Aru Ven
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Joined: Sep 28, 2000
Posts: 199
Congrats Manuel,
Good Score...
Manuel Palacio
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Joined: Oct 16, 2000
Posts: 45
Well there the typical questions (quite a few)about String inmutability and reference passing like in the mock tests (but with longer code).
Then there were questions about io (mainly about class File) and how you could chain a File to a stream.
There was only one question about garbage collection---you were supposed to say after which line an object was ready to be garbage collected.
Easy questions about layout managers and awt.
No surprises in the operator questions. << >> && & etc
One question was what the range of a char was (65536)
The hardest were the threads.About 4-5 questions here, 3 about synchronization. Many lines of code and none of the answers seemed right.
Difficult questions too about anonymous inner classes (at least for me) but no code here.
haiyan di

Joined: Oct 18, 2000
Posts: 2
good work!

I would appreciate if you can give me more details about the questions. email me
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Congratulations, Manuel !

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Jane Griscti
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Joined: Aug 30, 2000
Posts: 3141
Congratulations Manuel

Jane Griscti
SCJP, Co-author Mike Meyers' Java 2 Certification Passport
Surya Bahadur
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Joined: Sep 28, 2000
Posts: 88
Hi Manuel Palacio
Congrats and all the best for your future java endeavors.
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