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scjp1.4 emphasis upon threads !!

 
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From reading the posts from sherrifs and bartenders etc who have sat the beta version of teh scjp1.4 exam it seems that is a particular emphasis upon threads. Now if this emphasis in the beta translates into the 'real' test then we need to be sharper on this topic.
So my question is: Which is the best mock exam which either has lots of thread questions or is wholey devoted to threads ?
If anyone has an opinion on this, then please let me know: bob.towers@hotmail.com.
Perhaps there's a sherrif or bartender with particular skills in this area who would like to volunteer suitable questions for creating such a mock.
thanks for your time.
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The current exam is also weighted toward threads. Both Val’ mock exam and JQ+ have a lot of thread questions on them. you can also check out the entire list of mock exams
 
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Just want to add that while I hold RHE in very high regard, IMO, the discussion in it regarding threads is not sufficient to prepare for the kind of questions you'll get in the exam. You really need to delve a bit deeper into the subject and read books focusing on threads and concurrent programming like those written by Paul Hyde, Doug Lea and Allen Holub. Most importantly: practice, practice, practice!
In the new test as with the current one, I think your stategy should be to answer all the easier questions first so you can save up enough extra time to cover threads, where each question with an exhibit will usually take you more than the average 2 minutes to analyze and answer.
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What does IMO stand for ?
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"IMO" = in my opinion
When I took the regular test I had a lot of difficult thread questions. There were more questions on threads than any other topic.
 
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so if i wanted to make learning threads a special concern then which book(s) would you recommend?
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Java Thread Programming by Paul Hyde
I own this Threading book and the O'Reilly Threading book. Paul Hydes book is better, and very suitable as an adjunct to Exam specific books.
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thanks Marcus,
I'll go and get it.
BTW, what's the name of your pet Penguin ?
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