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Does the exam contain Serialization?

Wouter Oet
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I'm confused if the exam contains Serialization. Because I can't find it in the exam objectives
but it is in K&B's book even as a exam objective.

Can anyone clear my doubt?

Thanks in advance.
Wouter


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Raju Champaklal
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nope...it isnt in the exam....if the exam you give have 60 questions..then serialization isnt there in that exam


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Wouter Oet
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Thanks but then why is it in the book? Not that is matters really because I've learned anyway.
If it's not useful in the exam then in will be in the future.
Raju Champaklal
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actually the book was printed when the exam had 72 questions and was having serialization...but only recently has sun changed the pattern and the objectives
Ben Power
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Raju Champaklal wrote:actually the book was printed when the exam had 72 questions and was having serialization...but only recently has sun changed the pattern and the objectives


Good information. Can anyone else verify this? I sit for the exam tomorrow and I have lots of other things besides serialization I'd like to spend my time on today.

Ben


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Raju Champaklal
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hey you got exam tomorrow....take a sleep of atleast 6 hours...trust me....and dont read the 2 minute drill just half an hour before the exam...just sit idle before 30 min of the exam...just a suggestion
Ben Power
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=D You are absolutely right! Good suggestions! Usually 8-9 hours is about best for me, but at least 6. Studying is best done well in advance.

I live in a rural area (Montana, USA) and have to drive 2.5 hours to the exam, so I'm going first thing in the morning and sitting down to eat lunch once I get there. That will give me some time to collect my thoughts and get mentally prepared. I've found that mental state is everything with long, complicated exams like the SCJP.

I feel a little unprepared, but since it's required for one of my university classes, I have to at least attempt the exam tomorrow. If I fail I get a free retake attempt. I wish I had two more weeks to prep, though. It's coming together, I just need a little more time to code and get the details straight before I think I could hit my goal of 90%.

Oh well, back to generics/collections. Thanks for the advice. Hope to report good news tomorrow evening.
Ben
Raju Champaklal
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actually there was one question which i remember seeing it somewhere....i thought i rememebred the answer...so vaguely clciked those answers without even reading the question....got 91 percent...then i realized that i clicked the wrong answers....lost 2 percent because of over confidence..dont let this happen to you..all the best
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Why risk losing points over it ? Learn serialization. It will help you with work also


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Raju Champaklal
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your right....serialization is very easy....even i had studied it for the exam....
 
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