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OCPJP Exam Tips for last day preparation

Divyya Joshi
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I am really scared because tommorow i am giving OCPJP exam. Really nervous and feeling like i almost forgot everything . Kindly guide me. Is th exam going to be really tough one..

Mohamed Sanaulla
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Exam is not really tough, though few questions will be tricky.
Keep your cool and let the thinking be free flowing.
All the best!


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Mohamed Sanaulla
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Also Search in the forum for related posts (lot of them have faced similar issues)
Tommy Delson
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Check out my post for tips: http://www.coderanch.com/t/538438/sr/certification/passed-SCJP-tips

If you're not ready don't take it tomorrow, take the exam only when you're READY and WELL PREPARED. Otherwise, don't even attempt to take the exam, if you don't mind to retake, restudy, and pay for later attempts then go for it. It's a good experience even you won't make it this time, but try your best and learn from there.

Good luck....just relax, focus, be confident, and reinforce your weakness I think you'll do just fine.


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Divyya Joshi,

Keep your mind cool and calm.
Start attending all easy questions (which you feel).
In the second round, start attending program/tough (which you feel) questions
Finally, attend drag and drop questions

I am sure, you will rock tomorrow.

Good luck for your exam !

Thanks


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John Stark
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I don't think the drag and drop question are in the exam anymore.

John
Prabhjot Jassal
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sleep well before the exam
Divyya Joshi
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Friends thanks for the wishes. I did'nt went for the exam today .
Because still many concepts are not clear to me and i am bit nervous too.
Nico Van Brandt
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Step 1: keep calm. The exam is simpler than the mock exams in the book. On multiple choise questions there is an indication of the number of correct answers you have to mark.
The difficulty of the questions however is the same. Also no drag and drops any more

Step 2: Read the question, sometimes it states if the program compiles or not.

Step 3: Look for compiler errors. Count the brackets, make sure all methods exist, implements, extends, etc ....

Step 4: Try to find out what the output is or if there are any runtime errors.

time: 150 minutes = more than enough to go over all questions for a second time + passing score = 61%. Should be no problem.


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Divyya Joshi
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Nico I find Genetics and garbage collection portion very tricky and not clear with these concepts. Do you think i should take exam ?
Ananth Chellathurai
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Hi Divya,

Confidence is the key for success. Postponing exams shouldn't be a good idea. Give a try.


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Nico Van Brandt
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Divyya,

Garbage collection isn't that big of a deal. All you have to know is wheter or not an object is ilegible for gc + a call to System.gc() isn't guaranteed to run the gc.

Generics is a major part of Java and therefore very present in all sorts of questions.
But you don't have to be a God in Generics. Just understand what is possible and what's not.

I agree with Ananth. Just stop postponing the examn and let the stress kick in.
Be confident and you will do just fine!
Tommy Delson
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Don't go for the EXAM unless you have to, only go for the Exam only when you're READY and WELL PREPARED.

Having confident help only when you're ready and well prepared 80-100% for the Exam, otherwise, don't even attempt, but it doesn't hurt to give it an attempt.

Instead of worry....DO NOT, just reinforce your weakness until you're overcome it.

Everything will be alright....just focus on your study and preparation.
Ankit Garg
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If your confidence level is extremely low then you can postpone the exam. But remember that you'll never feel 100% prepared (that's what I feel). When you are 85-90% confident then you can go for it. The exam is not very hard but if you lack proper understanding of some concepts, you should clear them before giving the exam...


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Paddy Joshi
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Joined: Oct 13, 2010
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hi,
this is parag
i recently gave SCJP 6 exam , but unfortunately i scored 50%. I gave exam in June 11. i am trying for another attempt.i hav gone through online exams but in vein . please anyone can suggest me a good exam simulator i heard of whizzlab. but i am confused about which one i should go for. please help me with this asap. also suggest me how should i prepare. i hav taken K&B and read it 2-3 three times... still not confident on giving exam ... as i failed once ... bit afraid of giving exam.
Divyya Joshi
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Hey Paddy ,
Just try the Examlabs. It gives real time test experience , moreover try to give as many mock tests as possible. First of all be confident. If any of your concepts are not clear Javaranch really works and has proven to be a true mentor for many like me. Reading k&B multiple times won't help that much , rather take mock tests (in CD with k&b) and then go for book accordingly on your weak areas. My id is divyajjoshi at gmail dot com and i will surely help you out since i have also gone through this trauma.
God is within and trust your self.
Good luck
 
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