Jesse Silverman wrote:One more thing.
When posting OCJP-related stuff use the forum over here:
Why? Many of the same people respond in both forums?
There are all sorts of things you might see on the exam where people will just show you a better way to do what you are asking about when in (this) the "Java In General" forum.
Questions in that other forum will be answered with the knowledge that you are explicitly preparing for the cert exam, so that you won't hear "Don't do that -- do this instead" or "Why do you even care about that?"
It will be clear that you are interested in that thing for the exam, which precludes the first comment and answers the second question.
Occasionally, what you are asking will be known by those familiar with the exam to be out-of-scope for it, in which case you might be happy to hear that (of course many of those things are useful to know "for real life").
Jesse Silverman wrote:You seem to have a decent sense of which ones you probably got wrong, and that "understood everything, but only memorized some of it" was mostly to blame.
I have heard that the list of topics they give you with your grade seems so all over the place and unfocused that it is next to useless -- is that the case for you?
Interestingly, it wasn't just the time? i.e. Even if you had 3 minutes per question you feel you might have failed?
For me, getting FAST enough is probably the hardest part. It is so easy to accidentally let 4 or 5 minutes go by on a question you couldn't even afford 2 on...then you are under ridiculous time pressure the rest of the exam...
EDIT -- did you only take the chapter review tests in the book, or did you buy and try any of their or Enthuware or other mock tests?? It seems like you should have realized you were in trouble before seating for the exam?
Campbell Ritchie wrote:Sorry about your misfortune, but thank you for giving us information. Information about unsuccessful exams is particularly luableva because so few people supply it.
How long was your preparation period? What sort of marks weere you getting in the mock tests? Did you sit the 1Z0‑819 exam?
The exam had a lot of very straight forward questions, and some difficult ones. A lot of modules and arrays. I expected less questions on exceptions. And of course tons of OOP / Streams. Little to none of IO/NIO (which I think is the most difficult topic), Security, JDBC, Localization. Some Concurrency. Question with FileChannel showed up.