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Under the gun

Joe McGuire
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Joined: Mar 19, 2001
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I just came to this site today from a link on Marcus Green's site. I've been hacking around Java for a little over 8 months now, and my manager has just informed me that he wants me to get my Java Programmer's certification in 3 weeks. Hopefully with the help of the Java Ranch and the Sybex "Complete Java 2 Certification" study guide I'll be ready.
bill bozeman
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Joined: Jun 30, 2000
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3 weeks is a pretty tight deadline. I had been playing with Java for about 6 months, but when I started studying for the exam, I took 3 months out to study. When you play with the language, you don't usually learn all the finer details like what happens when you do an unsigned right shift on a negative number by 33 as opposed to 32.
Good luck to you. I would recommend two things. Do as many mocks as you can and go over to the certification forums and feel comfortable that you can answer 95% of those questions. That is how I knew I was well prepared.

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