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Question about Pearson's new OCJP 6 format?

Boris Mechkov
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Joined: May 13, 2011
Posts: 72

In a nutshell:

I read somewhere that since the OCJP 6 exam time went down 30 minutes, there are no drag and drop questions anymore? I am not sure whether my information is reliable so i wanted to ask you (whoever has taken the exam recently) whether you have encountered any D&D questions...
Thanks for the info!


OCPJP 6
Mike Zal
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Joined: May 04, 2011
Posts: 144

Oracle Certification Blog Post

Some interactive question types were removed from several Java and Solaris exams (including "matching" and "drag-and-drop" questions).


OCJP6, OCWCD5
Boris Mechkov
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Joined: May 13, 2011
Posts: 72

Mike Zal wrote:Oracle Certification Blog Post

Some interactive question types were removed from several Java and Solaris exams (including "matching" and "drag-and-drop" questions).


Thanks Mike! I appreciate it mate.
Amu Hlongwane
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Joined: Dec 13, 2007
Posts: 14
I recently took the OCJP6 exam and there was no DnD questions, I suspect they are taken out.
Boris Mechkov
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Joined: May 13, 2011
Posts: 72

Amu Hlongwane wrote:I recently took the OCJP6 exam and there was no DnD questions, I suspect they are taken out.


Thanks Amu! They were quite time consuming, so if they reduced the available time then they should have compensated with something. Which they did.
Maitri Solanki
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Joined: May 11, 2011
Posts: 18
I appeared for the exam just yesterday and cleared it with a good score.
There were no D&D questions. Also there were no questions on Serialization and wait/notify.
There is a new strikeout feature that I loved. The exam was 150 minutes and passing percentage was 61%


Preparing for SCJP 6
Hassan Khan
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Joined: May 25, 2011
Posts: 17

I appeared in the OCPJP exam today. Passed it There were no drag and drop questions. No serialization, notify() and notifyAll(). Total minutes were 150 and passing score is 61%.

I hope it helps.


OCPJP 6
hariharan jayaprakash
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Joined: Sep 09, 2010
Posts: 63
How abt questions difficulty?.. whether any pattern changed?....
Hassan Khan
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Joined: May 25, 2011
Posts: 17

One tricky question that I faced in the real exam was something like this:

[discussion of a potentially "real" question removed by moderator]

The questions were not that much difficult as compared to ExamLab.

Regards,
Khan
Mahesh Mca
Greenhorn

Joined: Jun 23, 2011
Posts: 1
hi every one , first of all i would like to congratulate you guys all on passing the OCJP with a good score . i am going to take up OCJP at end of july . i am preparing hard.. i am using web resources.. if you folks have any material for OCJP please forward me the material ...

1.please tell me what is the difference between these two

which one is good for a programmer...

1Z0-850 Java Standard Edition 5 and 6, Certified Associate Exam $US 125.00
1Z0-851 Java Standard Edition 6 Programmer Certified Professional Exam $US 125.00

2.please forward the materials on maheshlovestcs@gmail.com


thanks in advance ...
Ash Gill
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Joined: Jun 30, 2011
Posts: 71
hi everyone, i am preparing for the ocpjp certification. the book i am following is the popular SCJP for java 6 by k&b. the book is over an year old. Is it ok to prepare from this book or is there any newer version of this book to prepare for ocpjp? are there any new objects added this year which would not be covered in this book? Please help me out
dennis deems
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Joined: Mar 12, 2011
Posts: 808
Hi Ash,

The exam objectives have actually been slightly narrowed since the book's publication:
[url]
http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=41&p_exam_id=1Z0_851#3[/url]

Specifically, the concurrency topics of wait/notify and the entire subject of serialization have been removed.
Ash Gill
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Joined: Jun 30, 2011
Posts: 71
thanks. so that means this version of book is fine.
Ademola Okerinde
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Joined: Jun 27, 2011
Posts: 11
Mike Zal wrote:Oracle Certification Blog Post

Some interactive question types were removed from several Java and Solaris exams (including "matching" and "drag-and-drop" questions).


i am new to the forum, i am preparing for the OCJP SE 6 exam too.
Sanchit Kapur
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Joined: May 05, 2011
Posts: 20
Ademola Okerinde wrote:
Mike Zal wrote:Oracle Certification Blog Post

Some interactive question types were removed from several Java and Solaris exams (including "matching" and "drag-and-drop" questions).


i am new to the forum, i am preparing for the OCJP SE 6 exam too.



Welcome to Ranch Ademola . Have a Happy stay here
Ademola Okerinde
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Joined: Jun 27, 2011
Posts: 11
Sanchit Kapur wrote:
Ademola Okerinde wrote:
Mike Zal wrote:Oracle Certification Blog Post

Some interactive question types were removed from several Java and Solaris exams (including "matching" and "drag-and-drop" questions).


i am new to the forum, i am preparing for the OCJP SE 6 exam too.



Welcome to Ranch Ademola . Have a Happy stay here


thanks
please i need help on this sample question from oracle website

Is the answer not supposed to be 7 7 0

4) Given:
2. import java.io.*;
3. public class Network {
4. public static void main(String[] args) {
5. Traveler t = new Traveler();
6. t.x1 = 7; t.x2 = 7; t.x3 = 7;
7. // serialize t then deserialize t
8. System.out.println(t.x1 + " " + t.x2 + " " + t.x3);
9. }
10. }
11. class Traveler implements Serializable {
12. static int x1 = 0;
13. volatile int x2 = 0;
14. transient int x3 = 0;
15. }

If, on line 7, t is successfully serialized and then deserialized, what is the result?
a) 0 0 0
b) 0 7 0 (*)
c) 0 7 7
d) 7 0 0
e) 7 7 0
f) 7 7 7

REFERENCE:
API
Option B is correct. Because static variables belong to the class and not to instances of a class, they are not serialized.
Aj Jaro
Greenhorn

Joined: Oct 24, 2010
Posts: 9
This should probably be in a new topic but it shouldn't take too long to discuss.

Well, it looks like you understood that transient variables are not serialized, however neither are static variables. After you deserialize the object neither the static variable nor the transient variable will have been initialized so their values are both 0. This leaves you with the answer (B) 0 7 0.


OCPJP 6
Ikpefua Jacob-Obinyan
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Joined: Aug 31, 2010
Posts: 394

Hello Ademola...Be informed that the topic SERIALIZATION is NOT on the exams however it is a good idea to have a glance through the topic because as a professional programmer you will come across implementations of the Serializable interface...That said, in addition to Aj Jaros response...Variables marked transient can be "manually" serialized by implementing a specific method in the Serializable interface...For futher details you can consult the API.

Regards

Ikpefua.


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