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Just Passed SCJP

 
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Hi,
I just passed the exam with 77%. I made some silly mistakes in the exam. The main thing in the exam is your tension. Your brain refuse to read the code because of tension and stress. I became normal after 15 minutes.
Most of the questions were simple. I did well in I/O, Thread, AWT,java.lang, java.util (all 100%)but did badly in operators & assignments , Declaration aceess control (I thought I was better in these). Beware of loops with continue statements.
Time for the exam is sufficient. I had 20 minutes to revise that was too short time to go through all codes again thoroughly.
I/O questions are using constructors only. Thread questions were ok.( mostly about run(), start() etc)
Any how my tension is released and I can peacefuly continue my (without any more exam fever) on advance topics.
Thanks everybody in this wonderful site.
solaiappan

 
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Congratulations P Solaiappan !
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Congrats P Soliappan....
Please do keep visiting this site and keep helping everyone....
Harpal
 
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Congratulations Solaiappan ,
and all the best in your future endeavours
-Deb
 
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hi,
Congrates..... you are also a proud owner of scjp.

I am talking my exam on 4th.
I just need information about the IO Package.
Are they asking all the Streams.(like pushback linenumber etc....)? if not, could you please highlight those which are coming in exam.
Please reply immediately.....

Amit Tyagi
 
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Congrats!!! Solaiappan ya can be a bit more descriptive about io constructors as to what to concentrate on??? anyway it is celebration time for you go and relax!!!
Shankar.
 
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Hi,
You have asked about constructors in IO. You should know that which "Writer" and "OutputStrem " class is used to append a file(without overwriting an existing file) and their parameter.
Nothing about pushback, Linenumbers , StringTokenizers etc. Concentrate only "File" related I/O donot over load your brain for the exam purpose. Infact after attending exam you will realize that so called advanced topics will be easier than other simple topics.
You should know which character based writer/reader is used for specific encoding (not only default encoding) Study thoroughly about File class and its methods.(You can go through Kalid certification book that books covers more than required for exam)
In Collections you should know only the fundamentals about when to use Set, List, Map and their implementing classes.
Do not neglect the loops, Strings(immutability), StringBuffers etc.
One usual Garbage collection question which has almost become a standard question like a String literal is pointed by two references, one is set to null (normally you will think that GC will be working here) but one more refernce will still be still pointing that string when that become null only GC will act.
Finally you can expect almost one sure question from SUN site java cerification sample questions.
I will be regularly visiting this discussion and other JDBC, JSP, Servlets discussion also.
once again thanks
solaiappan

[This message has been edited by P SOLAIAPPAN (edited November 01, 2000).]
[This message has been edited by P SOLAIAPPAN (edited November 01, 2000).]
 
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hi solaiappan,
congrats!! great work !!
i am writing mine on 11th nov,could you suggest
me a few good sites for mock exams.i would be
thankful if you give me anymore additional tips.
my mail id is: kprashu@mailcity.com

 
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Hi SOLAIAPPAN!
Great Job!Congrats
Wishing u all th ebest in ur future endeavors
-shree
 
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Congrats On Passing......
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Good on you !
Thanks for the hints
 
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Hi SOLAIAPPAN!
congrats!!
i am taking the exam on 14th.could u suggest few good sites for mock exams to assess myself.my id :<supriyamadamanchi@hotmail.com>
thanks in advance
 
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hi solaiappan,
congrats!! great work !!
i am in a plan to take exam in nov,could you suggest
me a few good sites for mock exams.i would be
thankful if you. Give me anymore additional tips.
If please some tipical questions in NJCP.
my mail id is: mandalapuravi@hotmail.com
Thankx in advanch
Ravi
 
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Thanks SOLAIAPPAN for your input on IO.
Amit Tyagi
 
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Big congratulations, Solaiappan!
Good job!
 
P SOLAIAPPAN
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Hi everybody,
Thank you for your greetings. Regarding Mock exam I feel MARCUS mock exam is good and sufficient for certifications. Only thing is that you have to study extra in I/O and threads because MARCUS has not updated his mock exam as per revised pattern in which more questions are asked in I/O (about 4 to 5 questions) , Thread ( about 5 to 6). Another good mock exam is JXAM.
I think most of you are familiar with these mock exams.
Some additional tips -
Be through in Overloading/overriding, Exceptions, Interface/Abstract clasess (for example remember in interface methods are always puplic and member variables always public static void. There should not be any curly braces in method declaration .)One more hint beware of Math.floor(), Math.ceil(), Math.round() be prepared using -ve numbers as parameters inside.
I hope this is sufficient.
Regards
Solaiappan
[This message has been edited by P SOLAIAPPAN (edited November 02, 2000).]
 
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Congrats P Soliappan....
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