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Question about SCJP 1.5 format

Don Retag

Joined: Aug 15, 2005
Posts: 7
Will the exam still tell you how many options to choose from? Something like Please select 2 answers

Also, 175 minutes?!? Wow, this exam is extremely long.

How does drag-n-drop work on these exams?
Mark Spritzler

Joined: Feb 05, 2001
Posts: 17276

Yes, you will have the number of correct answers next to the question.

The test is much tougher and requires more time for you to analyze code and complete the drag and drop questions.

Basically you will have button to click that will popup a screen. On it could be some code, but there will be boxes. Two types different colors. One type will have text, and the other type is empty. You have to move the ones with the type onto the correct empty type box where that answer goes.

So if you have code, there will be blank boxes in strategically places that require you to take code snippets from other boxes and drag them onto the correct place.


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Joshua Smith
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Joined: Aug 22, 2005
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I found these questions where you had to drag the code snippets around a bit tricky. For the easy ones there is only one snippet of code that could go in any location and still have the code compile. For the harder ones you have to do a sort of process of elimination. If you have 4 blank code sections and 6 code snippets there may be more than one snippet that could fit in the blank that will allow the code to compile, but in certain combinations you'll be left with nothing to put in other blanks. So you have to methodically step through it and find which snippet combinations work.


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