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Nieu Wan

Joined: Oct 24, 2000
Posts: 2
I passed the cert. this morning, but only 77%. I got a lot of help from the internet during my preparation. Even I didn' get a good score in the exam, I would like share some feeling about it with you.
First is about my background, then you could know if my experience is suitable for you or not. I started to learn java since Aug. no much more experience in programming.
1)I did about ten to fifteen mock exams. When I took the real exam I should say the real exam is really different from the mock exam. I DON'T mean it is much more difficult. If you had done some mock exams you should feel they are similar. But the real exam is different. The test objectives are the same, but I think they ask you the questions from another angle or a different format.
2)The long code didn't appear often. Don't worry about it. They will tell you how many answers are right, but they will provide very similar items to confuse you.
3)I used up all the time. But during mock I usually used 65-70 minutes. I think the reason is that real exam is different( or more difficult for myself) with mock exams.
4)Even there is difference. I think mock exam is a very good tool for you to learn. If I average my scores for all of the mocks, I think it is about 80%. It is very similar with my final score although I couldn't understand why.
thanks a lot for your guys' help and good luck for all who will take the exam in the future.
lakshmi nair
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Joined: Oct 11, 2000
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Harpal Singh
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Joined: Oct 10, 2000
Posts: 229
Hey Congrats ,that is not a bad score cheer up dude....Congrats once again....I am giving th exam next week...can you please send some more info on ques....their break up etc
my id is
thanks and celebrate,
Mapraputa Is
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Joined: Aug 26, 2000
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77% without programming experience is GREAT score! Congratulations once again!

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Jane Zheng

Joined: Oct 17, 2000
Posts: 11
I am going to take the exam soon, could you send me a copy of those info to my id? which is:
Congratulations again. and Thanks.
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Joined: Oct 13, 2000
Posts: 66
Congratulations on u'r success ,
any further tips will be helpful too,
Nieu Wan

Joined: Oct 24, 2000
Posts: 2
Hi, all
Some of my experiences are overlapped with other guys. I think you could check their news. Something special for me is:
1)Pay attention to exception. many people said that "the threads" is very difficult, but indeed I got the lowest part in my "exception". For threads, I think you just make clear what is the theory and do some mocks to practice, it is OK. For exception, maybe you need some "real coding experience" because you have to deal with runtime exception as well as checked exception.
2)the basic concepts like inner class, constructors, garbage collection,... you should make them 100% clear to yourself because some statement items are very puzzling if you are not 100% confident on these basic concepts.
3)Usually the code is 8-15 lines, and only one or two reach 30 lines. Skipping the difficult one is a good idea, some time maybe you will find some hints from the later part of the exam.
Hope these helpful.
Manish Singhal
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Joined: Sep 21, 2000
Posts: 104
Congratulations for u r success.
I agree. Here's the link:
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