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I recently took the Marcus Green Java Programmer Certification Mock Exam #1. Several questions in the Marcus Green exam ask questions regarding the GridBag layout manager. According to The Complete Java 2 Certification Study Guide by Roberts/Heller/Ernest (Chapter 9), the Programmer exam "does not cover the GridBag and Card layout managers". Later, the authors specifically state that Chapter 9 "discuss[es] some of the simpler layout managers: FlowLayout, GridLayout, and BorderLayout. These are the three managers that you must know for the Certification Exam". Who is correct? Marcus Green or the book authors? Please substantiate your reply. Thanks for your time.
 
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The test objectives seem vague on this.
"Write code using component,container,and LayoutManager classes of the java.awt package to present a
Graphical User Interface with specified appearance and resize behavior,and distinguish the responsibilities
of layout managers from those of containers"
 
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Hi Erik,
GridBagLayout is very much there for Exam.
I think you reref to First edition of RHE.
In the second edition RHE had covered GridBag in great detail.
Or read from Khalid or from SunTutorial.
However it is an important & interesting topic.Don't skip it.
HTH
tvs sundaram
 
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Hi Eric,
You need to understand all the LayoutManagers in the AWT package as well as the containers and components. In particular, you have to understand how the LayoutManagers treat the various components when windows are re-sized.
Hope that helps.
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Jane Griscti
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java� 2 Platform
[This message has been edited by Jane Griscti (edited July 30, 2001).]
 
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Thank you for the assistance. You are correct, I have been studying using the first edition of the Roberts/Heller/Ernest text. Unfortunately, I have continued relying on comments from other contributors here (and reviewers on Amazon.com) that the second addition has no significantly new material, and I took this to mean that the exam content had not changed since the first edition. I will add the GridBag layout material to my study agenda.
 
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