I'd like to thank all the people who passed their exam and then posted
their opinion about the exam and gave study tips. Special thanks to people
who said that the exam was really tough. They really scared and motivated me.
I though I was ready after only 4 weeks of preparation but I extended it to
6 weeks. The main thing I did with the extra time was take a lot of practice exams.
Taking lots of practice exam is what helped me the most. I could have passed
the exam after 4 weeks but barely. If all you want to do is pass the exam then
the exam was pretty easy. If you understand the major concepts and are able to find
problem with code then just take maybe 5-6 practice exam and then go for it.
But if you want to get a high score then you'll have to study a lot more.
Just remember how in school the difference between a B and an A was twice the studying.
Same rule applies here.
The two major concerns for people seems to be threads and code intensive questions.
question were not that bad I got 85% on that.
But then again I concentrated a little bit extra on threads.
As for code intensity, that's wasn't a problem. I think that helped me.
I love the new format of the exam. I think it must be easier than the old one.
At least its is for me since I am bad at memorizing and I think to make room
for the extra coded questions they took out lots of theoretical ambiguous type questions.
That�s great. You can stare at a theoretical question all day and if you don't know it you
won't ever get it. No matter how long you stare at it. But with coded question it might
take a little bit longer but you'll get the answer eventually.
But guess what part I did the worst at. java.lang. I got only 50% on that.
Everybody told me they did the worst on the easy stuff and I guess its true.
On the other hand my worst subjects like io I got 100%.
Anyway I am still going to be visiting this site and participating.
I think there is still a lot I could learn about java
. And I would love to
be able to help any of you if I can. I will. Even if I don't know the answer
I'd love to research it. Now I got all the time in the world. Its nice to finally
be able to just learn java to learn java and not just rushing throw everything
just to pass the exam. Its going to be nice to be able to take my time and
practice one topic slowly and properly instead of going fast worrying about all
the other things I still have to learn. My problem is that I had a serious deadline.
Other wise I would have practiced coding a lot more. That�s the one thing I wish
I'd done. The week before the exam lock up all you notes and books and just
pick one subject everyday and practice the heck out of it. Just play with it
that will help you more than any book. A lot of the question you're only going
to get right if by luck you have tried that exact code before. Forget about the books
and the notes you already know everything you need to know if you only have a week
left. Just practice.
Thanks again everybody . I couldn't have done it without this friendly, supportive, professional site.