Hello, Java Ranchers.
Thanks so much for your help. I finally passed the exam with 88% today. Some questions are challenging to me.
I have signed the agreement that I cannot disclose anything about the exam. But here are some hints for you:
1. Review 2-minutes drill and self-test from KB's book.
2. Work on the practice exams written by KB.
3. Do the master mock exams from KB's book.
4. Read the Java 6 API online that helps you to memorize API's.
5. Read Mughal and Rasmussen's study guide as a supplement.
6. Try to answer questions from other Java Ranchers to refresh your memory.
I also recommended those who are interested in J2EE to take some online classes from University of California, Irvine extension (from continuing education department).
Good luck to your exams and your future exams / career advancement!
Congrats Helen... your posts were helpful in the OCJP forum... please continue to post!
Joined: Nov 01, 2011
Thanks for all of your support. By answering questions, I refresh my memory. The KB book has a lot of details and there is no way for me to memorize all. That is why my tip to everyone is to study virtually with other Java Ranchers. I will access to Java Ranch to try to answer questions to see if I can help. I honestly recommend all test takers to review all self-tests from Chapter 1 - 10. Even though Chapter 8 is not in the objective, it is still an important chapter.
I decide to take the OCMP exam later, but I need to short break first.
Passing the OCPJP 6.0 is a just a nice beginnig for me.
I was burnt out because I spent night time, weekends, holidays studying for the exam for one whole year.
Also, I will continue my continuing education from University of California, Irvine and University of California , Santa Cruz. Both schools provide us very good extension programs to learn J2EE, C#, Python, OO Design and my favorite topic, design pattern.
I highly recommend these learning opportunities.
I would like to thank my computer science professors from California State Polytechnic Univeristy, Pomona. They helped me a lot to build the foundation. Hashtable, priority queue, linkedlist, java/javac /classpath, OOP, multiple threading, parrell processing... are no stranger to me. I would like to thank my co-workers in my past 6 years who mentored me in software design and development. I would like to thank all Java Ranchers for their questions and answers.