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Is Serialization API covered in OCP Java SE 7 Programmer II?

Marco Farrugia
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Hi,

I am preparing for OCP Java SE 7 and I have two questions.

1) Do I have to go into the details of Serialization?
2) Do I have to go into the details of the String, StringBuffer and StringBuilder classes?

Thanks,
Marco
Anayonkar Shivalkar
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Marco Farrugia wrote:Hi,

I am preparing for OCP Java SE 7 and I have two questions.

1) Do I have to go into the details of Serialization?
2) Do I have to go into the details of the String, StringBuffer and StringBuilder classes?

Thanks,
Marco

Well, the first thing I would do is - to check the syllabus on official Oracle website.

And Welcome to CodeRanch!


Regards,
Anayonkar Shivalkar (SCJP, SCWCD, OCMJD, OCEEJBD)
Marco Farrugia
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Anayonkar Shivalkar wrote:
Well, the first thing I would do is - to check the syllabus on official Oracle website.

And Welcome to CodeRanch!

I know the syllabus by heart really. but there is not enough detail:
- Serialization could be included in "Use streams to read and write files"
- "Search parse and build Stings" could imply that StringBuilder is included.

Maybe someone who did the exam can shed some light on this?
Anayonkar Shivalkar
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Now I understand your doubt

I think that 'search, parse, and build Strings' is more related to String class and regular expressions than StringBuilder. However, after studying String class, StringBuilder and StringBuffer is not very big deal.

However, I'm not sure about whether serialization would be covered in file operation. Only an OCPJP can answer that (I'm SCJP )
Enkita mody
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I had read one review, you may find object serialization question in exam,better don't ignore.I guess this one gonna be a hardest scjp exam version than before.


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Marco Farrugia
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Thanks. Anybody who did the exam knows to which detail (if any) the topics below need to be studied?

- StringBuilder/StringBuffer
- String methods
- DateFormat, NumberFormat
- Calendar/Date
- Console
- Scanner
- File
- PrintWriter, BufferedWriter, FileWriter and the xxxReader classes

Help is much appreciated.
tanja valkin
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Marco
I unsuccessfully took this exam about 6 weeks ago.
ALL the topics that you ask about were in the exam, although this was 6 weeks ago, so I'm forgetting now.
Regarding Strings, you also need more complicated regex processing, including search& replace.
Regarding FileIO you need all of it plus more, such as what API is used to write a Byte, eg know about streaming APIs, & look at other special purpose APIs.
I was surprised at the broad coverage of all the topics. There was at least 1 question about everything


 
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