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Dennis Hicks
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Hi all -
I'm preparing for my SCJP exam and have checked the objectives out on the sun web site and in my book - I can't see applets as something that is tested - it seems to only be tested in the architects' exam - I just want to be sure - are they covered in the exam?
Also, just how much detail do you have to commit to memory about Swing? I was playing about with it today and looking at event handling - surely Sun can't expect you to commit all of that to memory?
Thanks -
Den
 
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Swing is in the Developers exam. So you don't have to worry about Swing. About applets. I've heard that you shall know awt but not methods in applet like paint() and so on..
Can anyone clear this out for us.

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Dennis Hicks
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Swing is in the programmers' exam - section 8 covers the java.awt package, and I guess as Sun prefers you to use Swing rather than AWT now, that Swing is the bulk of the tested material in this section?
Can someone who has sat and passed the exam pass any comments - please ;-)
Cheers -
Den
 
Bosun Bello
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Took and passed in November 2000. As of then, neither swing, nor applets was part of the exam. The detailed objectives can be found at sun's site. You can also check out javaranch's programmer certification study forum It's was very helpful to me.

Bosun
 
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I've bought the book Complete java 2 .....
It's specifies swing in the developers exam!
 
Nathan Pruett
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I took the Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform exam in April of this year... All questions on the GUI stuff was AWT, no Swing until you do the Developers exam. ( and then you just have to use it in the project... not memorize the APIs... )

I think there are a few questions about applets, but they are mostly in relation to Applet being an AWT component, not about security, browser interation, etc.

-Nate
 
Cindy Glass
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However paint() and repaint() and update() are part of Component, not Swing or Applets (an Applet IS a Component, that is why it has a paint() method), and Component is part of the AWT and you DO need to know about those.
 
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