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Percentages of topics

Doyle Matt
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Hi all,

I was just wondering, what are the percentages of the topics in a typical scjp 1.4 exam? meaning do we get 40% questions on thread, 20% on collections. Or is it all in random?

Thanks


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Tom Tolman
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I will bet that they hit at least one question on every single exam objective. Since there are a lot of objectives- there will be a lot of questions which are required just to meet this minimum criteria. Some of the people have mentioned there are more questions on threading than anything else as a category.
Kathy Sierra
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You can assume at least one question on every objective (I think there are around 42 objectives? I don't have them in front of me and I can't remember the exact number), and some will have two. But remember that some questions in the exam will be *using* one "thing" to ask about something completely different. For example, you might find a lot of questions that use anonymous inner classes, even though the question itself is NOT testing you on anonymous inner class syntax or usage. It's just the type of code structure we used to ask about something like, say, threads.

But there's no one objective that is being tested on much more heavily than anything else. If an objective *section* has a lot of objectives in that section, than you'll naturally see more questions on that topic, but still no more than two per each individual objective.

cheers,
Kathy
Doyle Matt
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Wow Kathy Sierra replied to my post!! I'm honored! I guess this is a great chance for me to say that I really love you book the SCJP 1.4. Never had this much fun reading a technical book. Thanks for making such a wonderful book.
Many thanks
 
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