Bob Scott wrote:I'm sorry that this doesn't exactly conform to the topic of this thread but I chose the one I thought closest to my question.
Some one recently looked at a table diagram that I had made and referred to one of the tables as a "higher level table". I understand normalizing tables, primary and foreign keys, and one to many relationships. I don't recall hearing the term "higher level table", however. When I think of something "higher level", I think of thinks like higher level classes in Java. Could someone be so kind as to let me know what they are referring to when they use the term "higher level table"? Thanks very much!
Bernhard Goetz wrote:
Bob Scott wrote:I have already purchased this book and thus would prefer to use it but if I have to get a different one I will. Thanks for the assistance on my getting started on this. :)
you don't have to get a second book for the certificate. Just buy the enthuware mockup tests. I passed the exam with a high rating and I used the same book. After reading it I did all of the enthuware exams. After every exam I reviewed my questions, read all the question hints of the developers and tried to memorize my weak spots.
Nadia Jahar wrote:I just took the exam and scored 96%...which was such a relief!
I've been a Java programmer for about a year now....but this exam can be pretty tricky! They ask you questions about things you would never ever do in code...so you don't even know that they are valid and can be done! Like the fact that this is valid:
I bought Liguori's book to start with, which is a good primer and I like the questions at the end of each chapter. But I think what really did the trick is enthuware, it's excellent!! Neither the book or enthuware teach you HOW to program they just prepare you for what you will be tested on. Enthuware.com costs $9.95 and is worth every single penny. They have superb explanations for each question and not one single mistake in any of their 500 questions. And about half (or more) of the questions on the exam were exactly the same as the ones in enthuware.
I must add though, that I feel the exams in enthuware are harder than the real thing....I took all the Objective Test and Practice Tests, and I didn't pass any of the Standard tests! I was scoring about an average of 70%, until the very last one which I got 79%. Failing all the tests did make we work harder and hence I scored a 96%.
Now onto studying for the OCPJP....
Mala Gupta wrote:
What I am going to do is to create a small project. My project coding will be behind where I am in the book at any given time. I will use the constructs in my project as I learn them, to cement them in my brain. It can't be thousands of lines of code but will be a small but "meaty" program. Once I pass the 803 test, I'm going to start with the code from the 803 project and continue on the project for the 804 with same approach. I am making the topic fun so I will have fun doing it.
Sounds interesting! How are you going to add fun to your preparation? I believe others can also benefit from it.