This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
I have no experience with Java and I am learning it from scratch. I seem to be doing fine in the other areas, but I am still confused when it comes to server side technologies (loads of acronyms to memorise, not a lot makes sense).
I have recently attempted McKenzie's mock exam questions (from the mock exam book) and failed miserably (40%). I don't know where to find the information, most of the questions were about things I had never ever heard of before (if it is not in the books I mentioned above, I will positively not have heard of it).
for me - 50% was learning to take the questions. you can read and read all you want and still fail. start with the ranch rules round up. then whizlabs or other practice exam.
CIAO Peter M. Cooke
Joined: Feb 18, 2011
Yeah, I can usually get the answers right when I try the test again some other time. But I get the feeling I am memorising the answers to the questions, rather than learning what each thing actually does. When I get a new question I haven't encountered before, I usually get it wrong
Would it be a good idea to read the introduction to Head First EJB and Head First Servlets and JSPs? Are there other books which would be better?