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Recent posts by Rebecca Mathew

Thanks Joel , for sharing that happy story....and that advice. You be sure, I have taken it.
Rebecca
21 years ago
Hello Ronyn,
Hard Luck about your result....But who says you cannot clear the second time....All the best for your IInd try.
Here's what I did for the exam.....it may help you as well. Inorder to improve your score in IO, you could try going through the Java API documentation. Start from the Input and Output stream and work your way down in the hierarchy (check which all classes extend I/O streams). Do the same with the Readers and Writers. It made things very clear to me. Which certification book are you using?? With the help of such a guide diffrentiate them into Low Level Streams and High Level Filter Streams. Then sit down and WRITE out all the constructors of the various classes. It is time-consuming....but worth the effort. Have a glance at the methods of the Low Level Streams.
As far as AWT is concerned, try to understand the difference between the five layouts.
If there is anything else that I can do to help please tell me. I am not all that good but I'll try.
All the best.
Rebecca

21 years ago
Hello Raj,
I think I'll second Dominic....Marcus Green's mock exams are a must do. Do all three of them .....its worth the time and effort.And also play the Javaranch Rules Roundup Game.
All the best for the exam
Rebecca
21 years ago
COngratulations Ever .....Am sure you'r feelin good. You are an SCJP now, and thats what matters. All the best.
Rebecca
21 years ago
Thanks Faisal and Neeraj.

Rebecca
21 years ago
Hi
Now that I read this thread, I think that I am in a worse situation than Cindy . I have just passed the SCJP exam, and was sailing on cloud 9, but reading this thread has brought me back to the ground with a THUD (Especially John Coxey....hard news but true
Now here's the difference. I am in India, and the slowdown in the US has affected us as well. No one does job-hopping like before.....but that don't bother me...I know I am here to stay. Fancy words...I know...but I am sure I mean them.
I have also planned to change fields....(its just that, its all happened at the wrong time). Believe it or not, I have a diploma in Hotel Management and a few computer-courses certificates up my sleeve....and I donot see a very bright horizon. Six months of sales experience in the travel industry. The computer certificates I have, include one in C programming, one in Unix OS and one in Oracle. Now here comes the HARDEST part, I have NO real-world programming experience .
I want to stay in this field, donot plan to shift any more. Could someone suggest what do I do? I knew that getting a job won't be easy so have decided to take up a small job as a retail- exec with a finance comapany and do some projects on my own....thinking that this would increase my worth in the eyes of future employers.
Does someone have any other suggestions.....I welcome them all.
Thanks
Rebecca
21 years ago
Hello All,
I donot know if I am fit for this forum, considering the fact that I have just passed the SCJP exam. And I love AWT . I intend to teach myself Swing.
John Zukowski, will your book be good for a beginner like me. Or I need to know more, before getting your book. If yes, well I am here to take it .
Could you advise me, in what kind of jobs Swing is most used. I would like to go in for jobs like that.
Your answer will really help.
Thanks
Rebecca
SCJP
21 years ago
Congratulations, Seema...and all the best for the future.
Rebecca
21 years ago
Congrats Faisal, Great news....All the best for everything in future.
Rebecca
21 years ago
CONGRATULATIONS, Madhuri ...way to go. I know that feeling , I am also a newly-born SCJP.
All the best for everything in future.
Rebecca
21 years ago
Hi All,
Thank you, Nitin, Mandeep, Rajashree, Madhuri and Shailesh, once again. I tell you its a great feeling to be SCJP (boy! am I happy).
Now I have a query again.....I really like AWT and intend to teach myself SWING. Is there any job or field where they require programmers to do coding mostly in AWT & Swing.....I'd love a job like that. Does anybody know anything about this?
Rajashree, among all the questions on AWT that I got,...I'd say 40% were code based and 60% were on the general charecteristics of the different layouts. Understand the differences between all the layouts. As far as the methods of I/O streams and Readers/Writers are concerned, its good to have a idea of the methods, but I stress on the fact that you should know the constructors well. The questions I got, checked me on that. I hope this helps
Thanks
Rebecca
21 years ago

YUP YUP YUP I passed. I did not expect to....... I was very afraid........but thanks to God and all my well wishers I am now SCJP with a score of 77%. It ain't a great score, but beggars can't be choosers. I somehow feel, 'tis quite okay for a person with absolutely no programming (work) experience. I gave the SCJP exam in order to shift into the IT field.....and...well...it seems my journey has begun
Here's my list of all whom I want to thank (boy!....this is going to be a long one). First of all I want to thank Jesus...I wouldn't have made it without him. Then all the people at the Sun Authorised Training Centre where I attended a two month course. I thank all of you who came up with this fantastic site of Javaranch (the moderators, the bartenders....everyone ). Though I have not participated much in the forums,.....I was a regular visitor. . I'd like to thank Mandeep Singh, who post really helped, Marcus Green for his mock exam, Maha Anna for her site, Chetan Nain for his notes (they are a topic based collections discussions at Javaranch). Khalid Mughal and Rolf Rasmussen for their amazing book. Last, but never the least my friends and family, who pushed me on and supported me at every step.
Now though, I donot have a great score, I have some tips for aspiring SCJP's. BE CAREFUL about the modifiers....a lot many questions are based on that. (eg....calling a non static method from a static method with out a reference to the object etc.) READ each question CAREFULLY, there is ample time......and donot be tense.
I found that the Java API Documentation is extremely helpful. I learnt all of java.io that way (got 100% in IO, AWT and UTIL ). Make hierarchy charts of these packages. And go thru the constructors of all the streams and readers....a number of questions are based on these.
Play the round-up game and like Maha Anna says, try to get 100%. It really helped me.
ALL THE BEST to all who intend to give the exam. Donot worry, God looks after all.
Thanks once again to Javaranch.
Rebecca
(Now SCJP )
21 years ago
Thanks Yang, after reading your answer I feel silly as to not know that myself
Could someone please help me out with this, its a modification of a question I came across in Jxam:

This code as is, compiles correctly, but when the super(k) call is removed, it gives a compile time error : No constructor in matching Parent() in class Parent
Child(int k{

I know that child class construtors make an implicit call to the superclass's 'no-args' constructor and thats why the error.
If you remove the child class altogether, the code compiles correctly. My query is that in the main method the code is Parent p = new Parent(6).....so why are the child-class constructors-calls, in the picture at all. Should'nt the output just be .....This is the Parent Constructor 6....
Help!!!
Rebecca

Thank you Jane. Your post really boosts my morale. But I am still nervous, I suppose everyone is 2 days before the exam. Thanks anyway
Rebecca
21 years ago