This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Hi all, I'll be taking the exam on the 9th. And I am interested in hearing from people on how they prepared for it in the last day or two. Did you guys study exaustivley, cramming things into your mind, or just relax and not study much? I'd like to hear your opinions or ideas of how to prepare for the exam. Also I'm not sure if I am ready? I got 60, 65, and 65 on Marcus' tests', respectively. I feel confident and understand why i miss the problems. Whatya think?
HEY MILIND, Nice to see some gujju here........ Yu would be prefect, I have also been preparing for the exams very extensively, Go through the discussion of mahaanna. They r excellent. Something which yu would never find in any books........ believe me.. and try answering the question on this forum... If yu can understand those things, I am sure yu would score well.... Hope to read your posting when yu pass....... Good luck.... Just relax..... SHALINI
Hi Milan You might have read on the postings that people usually tend to get nearly the same percentage as they get on the Marcus exams and so your score should be in the range of what you got in these exams..but remember that these exams still more or less reflect the pattern of the old exam and the new exam tends to be more code intensive,if you feel that you are confident enough to take the exam then only go for it..or otherwise postpone the exam practice some more mocks and then take it... Surya
You asked about preparing the mind. I started taking a nutritional supplement called Brain Elevate (made by Earth Organics) which is comprised of Huperzine, L-Glutamine and Ginkgo Biloba Extract. These incredients a known to support and nourish cerebral functions (synapses). I'm not big into herbs and vitamins, but I've noticed a distinct improvement in my short term memory and I also think that I'm retrieving things faster. You should also do some running (or whatever cardio workout you like) as this will not only increase oxygen to the brain, but it will also take some of the brains attention off of the body. Lastly, I find that meditating for 20 minutes a day reduces some of the mental clutter that gets in the way. Frequent sex (no joke) also seems to have the same effect. Good luck
Milan I dont mean to discourage you, but if you are scoring 60-65 in Marcus mocks, IMO you are cutting it fine. Are your thorough in the FAQ available on the Ranch, That should help you through all fundamental questions. Anil Bachi's tutorial on strings will get you through all string questions. Threads you should be comfortable with the idea of how it works. I/O just go thro all the constructors. Very important, dont let your adrenalin pump up. You can't waste time. I drew a blank for the first 15 minutes. Some deep breaths might help, although it didnt help me. If I were you I would try to score at least 75 to be on the safer side. It hurts if you have to do it a second time. Weigh the Pros and Cons unless you are in a real hurry. GOOD LUCK anyway.