I've taken an exam today. Passed with 81%
The exam was tough
I had been preparing for embarrassingly long time - an year and a half
but studying hard only in past 3 months
I started with SG Ganesh book, then with K&B7 and with Enthuware tests.
My Enthuware scores: 43% 55% 55% 65% 54% 78% 63% 65% 74%
K&B7 test scores: 49% 59%
Mala Gupta's book free chapter with mock test: 78%
On the exam some questions was very similar to those from mock tests.
There was some things on the exam that I didn't expect:
- the question about copying a file include an option with FileChannel class
- the question about resource bundles where locale was constructed with Locale.Builder like this:
- the question where you need to choose the correct collection class based on the requirements with an option ArrayBlockingQueue
(which I choose as the right answer)
-the question for choosing correct Singleton implementations. The similar questions in mock exams were easy for me but on real exam it was a real brainer. There was an option where constructor have default access modifier but the instance is obtained through static nested class. Another option was just an enum with one constant
Also, there were a few questions that now I know I failed. Something similar to this:
Don't forget about different collections and null
I think Enthuware is most useful for the preparation. K&B7 is good, Mala Gupta's new book should also be good. And of course JavaDoc!
Good luck for everyone on exam!