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what am I doing wrong?

Mahmoud Hossam
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Joined: Feb 20, 2010
Posts: 74

I have the K&B book,I intend to take the SCJP exam

the problem is:

No matter what I do,I always do a horrible job at the self test

for example,I read chapter 6 on I/O,I understood all the points that I need to pass the exam

I also went through the 2 minute drill

But I got 4 answers right,out of 15 questions!

Any input would be appreciated
Deepak Bala
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Joined: Feb 24, 2006
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Well perhaps you are jumping at the answer too quickly ? It pays to wait and analyze the question / answer before you choose an option. Any specific area that bogs you down ?


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Chad Michaels
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Joined: Jun 25, 2010
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Mahmoud,

I understand how you feel. I have been studying for the SCJP for 6 months and I am not satisfied with my slow progression. Every time I think I'm starting to do well, I take a mock exam and watch my confidence drop like a rock. I almost feel like I am never going to get this. I even took Java and Advanced Java in college and scored an A in both of them. For some reason, I just can't seem to do well with this certification format. It's very frustrating.
Mahmoud Hossam
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Joined: Feb 20, 2010
Posts: 74

Deepak Bala wrote:Well perhaps you are jumping at the answer too quickly ? It pays to wait and analyze the question / answer before you choose an option. Any specific area that bogs you down ?


I've read most of the first chapter,up until chapter 4,chapter 3 was a pain,but nothing I couldn't handle

then I decided to jump to chapter 6,because I/O was something I always wanted to learn about because it's used everywhere

as for chapter 5,I know what it's about,just didn't read it through

the problem with chapter 6 is that I feel like some parts are not explained as they should,like the part of using the tokenizing capabilities of the Scanner class

another thing that bothers me is the absence of an errata,even after 2 years of the book's release
Mahmoud Hossam
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Joined: Feb 20, 2010
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Chad Michaels wrote:Mahmoud,

I understand how you feel. I have been studying for the SCJP for 6 months and I am not satisfied with my slow progression. Every time I think I'm starting to do well, I take a mock exam and watch my confidence drop like a rock. I almost feel like I am never going to get this. I even took Java and Advanced Java in college and scored an A in both of them. For some reason, I just can't seem to do well with this certification format. It's very frustrating.


Are you new to programming?

If you know another programming language,use it to help you better understand the java code,it works sometimes
silvio porto
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Joined: May 12, 2009
Posts: 6
i've been studied for 4 mouths and have the same difficult, but i didn't give up yet.
 
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