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desmond mongwe
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Joined: Oct 11, 2000
Posts: 7
hi guys
Tinyiko Valoyi has just cleared the new SCJP exam with 74% this afternoon in South Africa.

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Aru Ven
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Joined: Sep 28, 2000
Posts: 199
Congrats.......
Aruna
Pank Gaur
Greenhorn

Joined: Oct 23, 2000
Posts: 1
Hi
U have done a good score.
Conguralitions
Can u gave me some tips & idea about question breakup In which portion How much questions are suppose to come?
It really helps me?
Regards
Pank
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lakshmi nair
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Joined: Oct 11, 2000
Posts: 63
Congrats....
Please share your experiences...
Lakshmi
desmond mongwe
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Joined: Oct 11, 2000
Posts: 7
hi guys
I didn't have much time to report on my experiences with the
exam itself. I will take this time to share my experience with
the exam.
I can't exactly remember the breakdown of all exams but here is
some tips.
1. answer the questions u know for sure first and come back to
the tricky ones later.
2. don't waste more than 1 minute on one question. if you can't figure out the answer after 1 minute then move on.
3. with respect to I/O classes, make sure you know that InputStream/OutputStream are abstract and thus can't be newed.
4. All Readers/Writer classes (i.e those classes which ends with
either Reader/Writer) are character oriented classes and thus the only way to assign such byte oriented streams such as FileInputStream/FileOutputStream to character oriented streams is through the InputStreamReader/InputStreamWriter classes.
5. Take a look into how Garbage collection works especially
where all references to an Object in an Array have been lost.
6. Collections API, you simply need to know which interfaces/classes store objects that are unique. which ones
for ordered objects, which ones for key/value pairs.
7. String is immutable, so if I create String s1="Desmond";
what ever I do to s1, I will still get "Desmond" unless I null the reference.
8. you can't do + operations to StringBufferes!!
I don't have much time to continue, but I will keep contributing to the forum. good luck those who are taking the exam.
Cheers
Tinyiko
 
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