Thanks for the replies, yes I am aware of the topics covered and also intend to cover all areas, but
I was wondering are there any predefined number of questions from each topic? Is there more
emphasis on some areas compared to others? Just might be useful then to prepare more thoroughly
if we are tested on a particular topic more than others.
Well, I would say the basics (is this class declared correctly, methods, access modifiers) are probably covered pretty hard, but the way I understand it is each question will most likely contain more than one topic, making it hard to say that certain topics are covered moreso than others.
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Yes, they like to cover more difficult topic questions like multithreading, generics, etc while also throwing in a syntax error. Or atleast they always have the option e) Throws a compiler error. So make sure you know the basics of where you can do what, your variable scopes, how to properly use OO concepts like inheritance and overriding/overloading and polymorphism. The rest is just memorizing helpful objects like Calendar or regex and how to use them.
I have to agree that every single topic is important. Actually I have not faced at least one single question in a mock exam that will face just one concept. It is really not about how many topics you know but how and if you really understood them. Then there is also a "thing" that just knowing all the concepts will not get you through the exam. You have to do A LOT of testing and mock questions, to get a feel on the exam really. I can give you a simple example : I have faced a question where there was a lot of Threading/Serialization going on (you will see that this stuff takes some coding to do - I had to press the exhibit and scroll because the question was pretty big), while going through the logic, I have totally misses that a Date object that was used was never imported. Do i know that you have to import it? (the concept) - of course, but I have missed that. So just read ALL of the concepts from scratch even if you know them.