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I've been under the impression that Part I requires you to know a lot of the specific details of each of the objectives that Sun has listed. However, from reading the messages from all of you who've taken the exam, it seems more like the questions test how well you can apply your understanding and knowledge of the concepts by giving you different scenarios to analyze. Is this correct? Or is it a mix, where some questions will test straight memorization abilities while others test how well you can apply the knowledge? Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks, Tim
Actually, the "apply your knowledge" sort of questions basically test the same sort of knowledge as any of the other types of questions. For instance, in one of the sample questions from their Certification Success Guide, they give you a question where they give you a scenario, then ask: "Which two J2EE technologies should be used to handle HTTP requests?" The answer they give is JSP and servlets. Pretty obvious, even without their "scenario", eh? Actually, those 10 example questions are good examples of the kinds of questions they give you. As a matter of fact, three of the questions I had on my exam were basically just rewordings from the sample questions! EJB stuff is underrepresented in the sample questions, though, I suppose because they wanted to give a more comprehensive sample, even if it included some things that they don't ask you too many times. Have fun!
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