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Rules Roundup needs Updating (to Java 6) ... Need New Questions (& Answers)

James McLeod
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Joined: Oct 16, 2008
Posts: 6
I would like your help. I need questions & answers based on Java 5 & 6 versions.

The current Rules Roundup has become obsolete (v1.4) and needs to be brought up to date (v1.6) to stay in pace with the current SCJP exam. (The Cattle Drive needs to be updated also, but I'm going to leave that for others to tackle.) I will remove questions (such as bit-shifting) that are no longer in the SCJP exam.

The current Rules Roundup consists of 161 questions. For the Java 6 version, I would like to increase it to 300 or more questions. The depth of a question should focus on one or two concepts. Unlike exam questions where the complexity may cover many different areas, the Rules Roundup questions should be kept fairly simple.

Please submit questions & answer sets to my email address, mailto:javaranch@jamesmcleod.net. I've been asked not to use the forum as a collection facility. We don't want future examinees to get a whiff of what they're up against.

As you're all probably familiar with the Rules Roundup ... each question consists of a question, a correct answer, one or more incorrect answers, and an explanation to be given should a wrong answer be selected.

I will take your question/answer sets and convert them to a XML format as it appears below ... (and, if you want to do it ... please give it a try. You can have multiple <line>, <explanation> & <bogusanswer> lines. Yet there can be only one <answer> line.)

<question id="162">
<line>How many cows does it take to make a herd?</line>
<answer>two or more</answer>
<explanation>Groups of (both wild and domestic) hoofed animals are normally</explanation>
<explanation>considered a herd</explanation>
<bogusanswer>zero</bogusanswer>
<bogusanswer>will not compile</bogusanswer>
<bogusanswer>one or less</bogusanswer>
<bogusanswer>throws an exception</bogusanswer>
</question>

Please feel free to submit as many questions as you would like. I appreciate all the help I can get. Thanks!

Differences in SCJP 1.5 exam ... http://faq.javaranch.com/java/ScjpFaq#15diff14
Differences in SCJP 1.6 exam ... http://faq.javaranch.com/java/ScjpFaq#16diff15
zohaib khan
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Joined: Apr 13, 2009
Posts: 22
Hi James ,

I am very happy with this post



I am planning to give SC JP exam.

I have studied SC JP books.

The javaRanch game help me to clear my theory concepts.


http://www.javaranch.com/game/game2.jsp


But in this game there are very few practical (code) examples.


Please put more practical (code) example and theory concept questions.

many thanks Java Ranch



I will send you email regarding questions and answer for SCJP in given format.
Brian Legg
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 07, 2008
Posts: 488
Finally!! Thank you for the extra work you put in.... those questions help BIG time!!



SCJA
~Currently preparing for SCJP6
Ulf Dittmer
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Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 39548
    
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Please note that James is not so much announcing a new version, but rather asking everyone in the community for contributions towards that. So if you've enjoyed using the Roundup in the past, this is your chance to give back a little to make it even better...


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Saifuddin Merchant
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Joined: Feb 08, 2009
Posts: 597

I hit the http://www.javaranch.com/game/game2.jsp page in both IE 6 (umm well ya I still got that ) and FF 3.0.8 and I get a

'No apparent Java 1.3 support for the APPLET tag.'

Am I looking at this in the wrong place?


Cheers - Sam.
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Muhammad Saifuddin
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Joined: Dec 06, 2005
Posts: 1321

Sam Mercs wrote:'No apparent Java 1.3 support for the APPLET tag.'


Have you installed JRE in your machine?

Saifuddin..
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Abhijit Rai
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Joined: Aug 07, 2008
Posts: 41

Ulf Dittmer:
So if you've enjoyed using the Roundup in the past, this is your chance to give back a little to make it even better...

Any place we could drop questions for the new RoundUp Version


SCJP5 ,SCWCD5
Ulf Dittmer
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Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 39548
    
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Any place we could drop questions for the new RoundUp Version

James is spearheading the effort, so that's who you should contact. Thank you James!
Lei Zhang
Greenhorn

Joined: Jul 10, 2007
Posts: 29
James,

If you read some of old cattle drive posts, you'll notice they're not going to upgrade the cattle drive to latest edition(v1.6). I do hope they do in the future


Hare & Tortoise
Ken Truitt
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Joined: Aug 23, 2007
Posts: 124
I have been making questions for my own use as a study method. When I get to the java 5 and 6 topics, I will make sure to send some questions your way. I think the rules roundup is a great alternative to the mock exams!

Ken Truitt


SCJP 88% | SCWCD 84%
 
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