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What's NOT In The Exam

Joe Kaz
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Joined: Aug 13, 2001
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Greetings,
Can anybody point me to a list of topics NOT in the actual exam.
ie. Like JavaDoc, ..more..?
Thanks much
Joe Kaz
Thomas Paul
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Square dancing, cattle breeding, ...
If it isn't in the objectives on the Sun site then it isn't in the test.
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Paul Michael
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hello there Joe! i took the exam last aug 10 and i was pretty happy with the questions i saw. it didn't contain either of the dreaded socket or mediatracker questions... it was i think more focused on the fundamentals. what resources do you have with you now? i suggest you read more on threads...


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Ashik Uzzaman
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Hello Joe,
You will not get questions on Javadoc, Beans, Swing,JDBC, Socket etc...

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Marcus Green
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http://www.software.u-net.com/javaexam/NotCovered.htm


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Joe Kaz
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Joined: Aug 13, 2001
Posts: 14
Thanks to everybody who replied!
My "not in exam" list at the moment looks like this:
- JavaDoc
- Native methods (per Brogden/Exam Cram)
- ThreadGroups and named threads (per Brogden/Exam Cram)
- Beans
- Swing
- JDBC
- Sockets
- Servlets
Corrections or additions are welcome
Thanks all
Joe Kaz
Siobhan Murphy
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Joined: Oct 19, 2000
Posts: 72
Can anyone confirm that the modifiers 'transient' and 'volatile' are not on the exam?
Jane Griscti
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The modifiers 'transient' and 'volatile' are covered by the exam objectives and questions involving them may show up on the exam.
You need to know that they only apply to variables i.e. you can't use them when declaring methods, constructors, classes or interfaces.
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Siobhan Murphy
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Thanks for your help Jane. I had some idea they were excluded, and I had skipped them out. I'd better learn them pretty quickly.
Siobh�n
Marcus Green
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I believe my tutorial at least mentions all topics covered by the exam. If you find a topic that comes up on the exam I'm willing to create a short clip of me eating a marzipan hat and display it on my web site... now there is a challenge...
Marcus
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Thomas Paul
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According to RHE, "transient" is on the test but "volatile" is not.
Nils W Widmer
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what is RHE?
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Nils W Widmer
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found a PDF of sun that tells what is in the exam:
http://suned.sun.com/US/images/certification_progj2se_07_01.pdf

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Ashik Uzzaman
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RHE is the short for Sysmon Roberts, Phillip Heller and Michale Ernest. They wrote a very useful book on SCJP certification exam published by BPB which we commonly refer by RHE.

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Siobhan Murphy
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I found the following in RHE p84 2nd Edition:
"Transient and volatile are not mentioned in the Certification Exam objectives, ..." But the book goes on the give them a quick overview.
In spite of what RHE say, it is safer to learn them.
Jane Griscti
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The Language Fundamentals state you must be able to identify all keywords and as well as identify correctly constructed variable declarations.
If you don't know anything about transient and volatile how will you recognize if they're being used correctly in example code? Not everyone will get questions on them but better safe than sorry.
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