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Thread questions in the SCJP exam

Harwinder Bhatia
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A question for you guys especially those who've taken the exam recently:
Are there any questions in the real exam on Thread class's interrupt(), interrupted() or isInterrupted() methods?
I'm just curious as I've seen quite a few questions on these methods in Dan's exam and have not seen anything in other exams. My Khalid Mughal book (for SCJP 1.2) has no mention of these methods.
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Andres Gonzalez
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Harwinder:
A question for you guys especially those who've taken the exam recently:
Are there any questions in the real exam on Thread class's interrupt(), interrupted() or isInterrupted() methods?

I didn't have any.
I'm just curious as I've seen quite a few questions on these methods in Dan's exam and have not seen anything in other exams. My Khalid Mughal book (for SCJP 1.2) has no mention of these methods.

Dan himself has said (written) that some of his questions are out of the exam scope. Just take them as a learning experience


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Dan Chisholm
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Harwinder,
I was ready to remove those questions until Marlene mentioned that she had seen questions containing some of those methods on Sun's practice exam. I wonder if anyone has seen something similar on the real exam. I welcome more opinions on this.


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bengt hammarlund
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I just returned from the exam, witch I scored 96%. The threads questions were simple and DID NO INCLUDE any deprecated methods. My suggestion to you, Dan, is to remove/modify any questions about that methods from your mocks. This should not only make your mocks more up-to-date to the 1.4 exam, but discourage people to use those dangerous methods.
In my opinion Sun's practice exams are crap. They have some serious (basic!) errors. Dan's exams are way better and probably flawless (at least in respect to errors, especially basic ones).
PS.: thanks Dan for your mock exams. I remembered your mocks at least 10 times on the actual exam today!


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Dan Chisholm
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Congratulations on your great score Bengt!
I will remove the deprecated methods from the next version of the exam.
The interrupt, interrupted and isInterrupted methods are not deprecated. I know they appear on Sun's practice exam, but I have not yet seen any indication that they are on the real exam.
Is there anyone else out there that has taken the exam recently? Did you see interrupt, interrupted or isInterrupted on the real exam?
 
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