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Hello Ranchers..
Just 2 days to go for the finals..
I have done RHE and JQ+..my average acore at Jq+ is 70%..
At present I am reading some notes and also solving other mocks available on the net..
So Ranchers,
Am I left with anything..
Suggestions are welcomed..Thanks..
Sonir
 
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I think you are ready.
I wish you good luck.
you're the best!!!
 
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Hi, Sonir
I'm so sorry, but I think that you're not ready... I did this corollary according your questions (one of them is previous...).
Sorry, but I think best wish to you before exam is to postpone it.
Bye.
Jamal
 
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Sonir,
For the truth be told, nobody can ever feel 100% ready for an exam. It's really up yourself to judge whether or not your're ready. Much of the exams really depends on luck as well your understanding of the topic. You could be really unlucky and get 59 evil questions about implicit narrowing casting with final primitives.
If you don't pass the first time, there are always amble opportunities to try again. There's no shame in getting things wrong, as long as you understand how to correct it.
Many of us are in the same boat and will be sitting the exam sooner or later. We are all behind you to wish you the best of luck !
chung
 
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Thanks Chung and Younes.
For Jamal, I know about the previous question.
Actually it just flicked out of mind.
I knew the concept about statics and stuff..
But as soon as I saw the compiler error, I started wondering..
Rest all is fine..Sorry for that..
Sonir
 
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All The Best ....
go throug mocks !!! thats all ....
 
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chung,

Much of the exams really depends on luck as well your understanding of the topic.


I'd say more the latter than the former... I don't think you can really count on luck when taking the exam. A certificate is delivered to you based on your understanding of the Java language not on how much luck you have
If you count on luck, it means that you are not really ready...
JMO
 
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Sonir :
Looks like you have been preparing, diligently, for a long time. You probably have taken most of the mock exams there are. You have read discussions at the ranch on every topic ranging from pass-by-reference to threads to garbage collection.
There are many discussions on the Ranch about the nature of the exam, the distribution of questions on different topics ( usually only one question on GC etc ). These should give you a fair idea of what to expect.
It is upto you to decide if you are ready. You alone know if you took all the mock exams seriously and how well you did on each of them.
Sometime before the exam, make a cheat sheet of sorts :
List all the things that you want to remember during the exam such as
All awt event listeners and their methods and the arguments to that method. Next to each event listener, write down the awt component that can generate that event.
Write down all the collections interfaces and their features.Then next to each interface, write the name of the class that implements that interface.

Write down the names of all stream readers/writers
Write them down accoring to their inheritance hierarchy
Write down all the methods available in the File class- along with their signature.
Write down the constructors of the thread class and the mehods- at least the one's covered in RHE.
Write down all the methods of the Object class.
Write down all the methods of the String and StringBuffer class- one has append and the other has concat - both do the same thing.
You can add anything else you want. But make this on your own. Go through the books, go through the API and compile this.
Review this several times before the exam. It will help you tremendously.
Good luck
 
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Shivaji,
Thank you very much..
I will do that first.and I guess it will be very helpful to me (and specially in the last one hour of the exam..)
Thanx again..
Sonir
 
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If the pass score is 70%. I would say you are not ready.-
I only have 24 hours to go. I know i could not get 96% score as some others here do, even if I have 1 more week to prepare. and also i dont have more time to prepare. Most of my java experience is on server side programming. if i dont take exam now, I probably will forget some VE/E stuff in awt/io stuff in a month. my target is 85%-
if i am lucky, i might get 90%, and if unlucky, I might get 75%.
 
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sometime i just cannot believe myself. when i took some mock exams, I did much better on tough/very tough parts than easy/very easy parts.
 
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I guess 70-75% on JQ+ is fine before the grand finale.

That's my 2 cents!!!
-Later
 
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sonir:
jqplus is tough. and if you get 70% there then that is really good. look at shivai's post and make a cheat sheet. I am doing the same right away.
shivaji: any other things to put in the cheat seet ? i can add the diagram of primitive conversion byte short int long float double and char besides int.

Originally posted by sonir shah:
Hello Ranchers..
Just 2 days to go for the finals..
I have done RHE and JQ+..my average acore at Jq+ is 70%..
At present I am reading some notes and also solving other mocks available on the net..
So Ranchers,
Am I left with anything..
Suggestions are welcomed..Thanks..
Sonir

 
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Get some good sleep. It is important.
Good luck.
- satya
 
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Be aware, though, that the cheat sheet should not be used during the exam
 
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Ya Val.
I am aware of that..Thanx any ways..
Any other suggestions are welcomed.
Sonir
 
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Good luck Sonir!
I hope you pass!
 
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Do you have "A Programmer's Guide to Java Certification"? I took that exam as my last practice exam and failed it. I went through each and every answer's explanation (even the ones I missed) and found it very helpful. I found this exam harder than the actual exam which I took yesterday and PASSED!
 
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Hi Ricardo..
Which test are you talking about.?? Is it the RHE Book test??(the CD which we get along with the book, because it too contains a test)..If not can I get that test anywhere from the net?? I mean is that from a web site?..
Please Let me know..
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see this link:
http://www.ii.uib.no/~khalid/pgjc/jcbook/
download the jar file, if you can get >80% on this mock exam, i would think you have no problem passing the exam
 
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oh sorry, richardo said it is hard, but I dont think so. tehre are less i/o and awt questions.
 
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Thanx Bill!
Why not try it out ..what you say?..
Comments and suggestions are most welcomed..
Sonir
 
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i tried, better than i thought
 
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Bill you are right..!
To Bill and others, any other important mocks?..
Sonir
 
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I tried out the KM's mock.
But I found that most of the questions are directly taken from JQ+..infact the same questions..
Any comments?..
Sonir
 
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good luck Sonir.
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Good luck
By the way could you please tell what are these jq test1 to 6 where are they available on the net.
Thanks
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Originally posted by Leela:
jq test1 to 6 where are they available on the net.
Thanks
Leela


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BEST OF LUCK SONIR

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Thanx everybody..

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