please tell me, how much time will be required to prepare for "collection" topic? how to best prepare "collection" topic in less time. which points / exam objectives should be kept in mind while studying this also which points should be given more importance.
Joined: May 20, 2005
Depends on the exam you take. For the 1.4 exam, you will need to know what type of collection to use in a certain situation and what each of the collection objects do (features, are the methods synchronized?, etc.). I studied the chapter on collections for about a week although I had significant work experience to back me up. I would say if you're coming into collections blind, take triple that time, so 3 weeks.
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