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How divide hours alloted to study across objectives. Please reply w/ your opinion.

Tracy Ryan
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Joined: Feb 07, 2001
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I have a set amount of hours to prepare for the exam. I am creating a work plan so I can stay on track and can cover all the material thouroughly by the time these hours are used up. I will break out time to study books, study javaranch posts, play with code, take mock exams, review ....
Is it a reasonable strategy to divide time by how many subsections there are within each objective? For example the java.io package objectives has 5 points but garbage collection only has 1.
Thanks in advance,
Tracy
Junilu Lacar
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Some topics are easier to understand than others. Generally, I think you should plan to spend a little more time to understand and review Threads, Layout Managers, Event Handlers, Inner Classes, and I/O. Threads and I/O are particularly confusing if it's the first time you are studying them and the actual exam will probably have a good number of questions on them.
Good luck!

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Valdis Ozols
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Joined: Jun 04, 2001
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Originally posted by Tracy Ryan:
I have a set amount of hours to prepare for the exam. I am creating a work plan so I can stay on track and can cover all the material thouroughly by the time these hours are used up. I will break out time to study books, study javaranch posts, play with code, take mock exams, review ....
Is it a reasonable strategy to divide time by how many subsections there are within each objective? For example the java.io package objectives has 5 points but garbage collection only has 1.
Thanks in advance,
Tracy

I'm not quite sure what you mean when you say that you have a set amount of hours to study for the exam. If you are referring to the limited amount of hours that you have during the week, then I applaud your setting out a study plan. I am currently part of a study group, and having the focus keeps me on track. I also attend a Java Users Group http://www.soflojug.org/ that I consider to be essential to my study plans. At the meetings, I am able to talk with people face to face who are currently in the process of taking the exam or have already taken it. Good luck on your exam.


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William Brogden
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Seems to me you should plan to take some mock exams part way through your study to determine the objectives you are weak on.
Then modify your plan accordingly.
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