This week's giveaway is in the Cloud/Virtualization forum. We're giving away four copies of Secure Financial Transactions with Ansible, Terraform, and OpenSCAP and have Lucian Maly on-line! See this thread for details.
the masterexam that comes on the CD (with the K&B book)
And this all on just 10 days.
I passed with 85% (52 questions out of 61 correct).
This are my points on the different topics: - Declarations and access control = 100% - Flow Control, Assertions and Exceptions = 66% - Garbage Collection = 100% - Language Fundamentals = 100% - Operators and assignments = 75% - Overloading, overriding, runtime type and object orientation = 100% - Threads = 50% - Fundamental java.lang Classes = 100% - Collections Framework = 100%
One good advise: when it looks much too easy, look for compilation errors or runtime exceptions. Only go for the easiest answer if you are 5 times 100% sure!
The thread questions are the hardest on the exam, certainly if you are not familiar with them (like me). Concerning the time: i did it in 1 hour and 15 minutes, so no time pressure at all
So thanks to everybody that helped direct and indirect, and special thanks to K&B for their excellent book. But one very little critic: in the book are deamon-threads never mentioned (or i didn't read it ) and had such a question on the exam. But just keep up the good work
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