All of the feedback that I have received suggests that my mock exam is very difficult and the most difficult questions are the control flow and exception handling questions. I have not yet done anything with the control flow, but I have rewritten the exception handling questions. All of the old exception handling questions have been replaced by easier questions. I have made the exception handling questions easier by removing the loops. Now each question involves only one pass through the program. Some of the old questions were made overly complex by including a large number of method calls. In most cases, there are now no more than two method calls rather than the six or more in the previous version. I have also added some questions about the hierarchy of the subclasses of Throwable. If you are not able to recognize the subclasses of RuntimeException, then it would be a good idea to do a quick review before attempting my new exception handling questions. You will also need to remember that RuntimeExceptions don't have to be declared in the throws clause of a method. The new version of the exam contains 158 questions. The August 1 version had 143 and the July 22 had 101. Please give it a try at the URL contained in my signature.
Dan Chisholm<br />SCJP 1.4<br /> <br /><a href="http://www.danchisholm.net/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Try my mock exam.</a>
What's wrong? Where are you going? Stop! Read this tiny ad:
SKIP - a book about connecting industrious people with elderly land owners