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Few Tips For The Exam Takers

Prem Mander
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Joined: Nov 06, 2001
Posts: 16
Hi Folks
I am not sure as to what Tips i can give for all those who are taking the exam, yesterday around same time i was one among them who was searching all the threads for info i needed and here i am giving you my two cents
first and the foremost thing i would want to emphasize is on basics
GET YOUR BASIC'S RIGHT
get the fundamentals right, you can always build big things later on and all they test us for .....
its these basic fundamentals which would really play and important part in u clearing the exams.how ever brilliant you might be at solving the most complex programming problems, if you didnt know that you had to turn your monitor on in order to see what your computer is churning at the back and all the while your were trying to think why the cpu was making so much noise and still nothing visible.........
its a darn waste (hoping that you understood what i meant)
so if you have your basic fundamentals in place everything will fall in its place eventually
kathys and bates book was really helpfull even though i had only three days to score through those pages . it really did the trick
i had read couple of other books too like
Java programming language third edition
Khalil Mohammed(fogive me for spelling wrong)
Core Java
Java 2 certification Guide Robert, Heller, Ernest
reading these books gave me fundamental idea of the language as of such but it was kathys and bates book which kinda funnelled all my efforts in clinching the certification.
and even at the exam , all they were testing was fine nuances of each concepts which kathys and bates book really brings out very well
well in a conclusion all i am saying is get your basic fundamentals correct and you should not have any trouble clearing the exam and practice those over a period of time you would definately crack the paper ,
i wonder if any body really did .......
well here are my two cents
if it should help any body i would really be happy.
Prem
ps:The 2 min drills were real great help for last minute reading
Jasper Vader
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Joined: Jan 10, 2003
Posts: 284
hi Prem, solid advice there, hey i was wondering, what are those 2 minute drills? and what is the title of the book written by Kathy and Bates?
After going the the R&H 3rd edition book, i have been thinking of either (a) getting another book, or (b) getting the JWhiz mock exam cd. or neither, and just continuing online practice of Mock Exams and study resources.


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Valentin Crettaz
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Joined: Aug 26, 2001
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and what is the title of the book written by Kathy and Bates?
Sun Certified Programmer & Developer for Java 2 Study Guide (Exam 310-035 & 310-027)
http://www.javaranch.com/bunkhouse/Certification.jsp
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0072226846/jr_bunk-20
I haven't had the chance to see it, but from what people say and the feedback I got, it is said to be THE Java certification book
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Jasper Vader
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Thanks for the links
Owww, sounds good, wish i got it instead of the R&H book, but hey that is good too (although they are a little light-on with code examples in a couple of parts).
although i might add, there was a bit in Jessica's review of the book that confused me, as she seemed to imply that Threads weren't part of the exam - "It won't teach you Swing or Threads - but what the exam assessor's are looking for - the things you need to pay attention to in order to pass that exam. " ... maybe i read it wrong or misconstrued the context.
Anyway it sounds like a fab book!
[ January 23, 2003: Message edited by: Jasper Vader ]
John Paverd
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Joined: Nov 17, 2002
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Originally posted by Jasper Vader:
although i might add, there was a bit in Jessica's review of the book that confused me, as she seemed to imply that Threads weren't part of the exam - "It won't teach you Swing or Threads - but what the exam assessor's are looking for - the things you need to pay attention to in order to pass that exam. " ... maybe i read it wrong or misconstrued the context.
[ January 23, 2003: Message edited by: Jasper Vader ]

Jasper
Threads definitely are part of the 1.4 exam.
Kathy and Bert's book has a chapter on Threads.
[ January 23, 2003: Message edited by: John Paverd ]

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Jasper Vader
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thanks for the clarification John
Dan Chisholm
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Posts: 1865
Prem,
You referred to a book by Khalil Mohammed. I'm not familiar with that one. Is it possible that the authors are Khalid Azim Mughal and Rolf Rasmussen.


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Prem Mander
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Joined: Nov 06, 2001
Posts: 16
HI Dan
Sorry for the earlier bloop
yes its that book (Khalil Azim Mughal) i am so sorry i dont know what i was thinking when i typed his name.
Bert i did find one more errata info but it was so small that it really didnt needed a mention "properly" was typed in as "Property" i am really sorry i cannot give you any more information as i dont have the book with me now ,else i would have searched the book and gave you the page number and the line number , sorry cant help you there may be when i find i shall email it to you ...
and jasper not really am not really celebrating but it kinda feeels good to be certified. well not just certified but SUN CERTIFIED(well thats the whole point isnt it )
if you need anything from me give me a shout
shall always be around
 
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