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Susie Chow
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Joined: Jun 12, 2001
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Hi,
I have gone thru many free mock exams online and I found out that I am weak at questions that requires memorization such as ComponentEvent are the superclass of ContainerEvent, FocusEvent, etc., HashMap is the subclass of AbstractMap....
I do not have much experience working with Java so I am not familiar with the class architecture. Can anyone tell me if there is a lot of questions like that so I better memorize the architecture?
Thank you.
srinivas bolloju
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Joined: Jan 23, 2001
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hi susie, can u pls give me that list of url where u took free mock exams?


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Susie Chow
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http://www.javaranch.com/mock.jsp
It's rather confusing. Some of them have wrong answers. And some of the do not give explanations.
Jane Griscti
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Hi Susie,
There are not alot of questions that require pure memorization. Most of the class heirarchies you do need to be familiar with aren't too bad. For instance, the Collection classes, the name of the class usually tells you where it falls ie HashMap from AbstractMap, HashSet from AbstractSet and in I/O FileReader from InputStreamReader, FileWriter from InputStreamWriter. Try to get the top classes in the heirarchy straight and then based on the names you can usually work out which class a specific one extends.
Hope that helps.
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Jane Griscti
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java� 2 Platform


Jane Griscti
SCJP, Co-author Mike Meyers' Java 2 Certification Passport
Susie Chow
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That definitely helps. Thanks Jane.
Susie Chow
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That definitely helps. Thanks Jane.
 
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