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Be Confidant of 8 Objectives You will Pass

 
Naga Mahidhar
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Hi,
Exam was a little tricky...
I cleared the exam with 62%
The exam has a lot of code in it say 85% code...
and only 15% theory questions..
Questions on Threads are real difficult (not understandable by me..)
I totally left studying AWT...(i did not like it..)
do all the mock papers in javaranch http://www.javaranch.com/maha/
there are 40 papers...if you do all the papers just 1 week before exam...and if you get minimum 50% in all the papers...you will get 95% in the exam..
and most of the 15% questions theory you can expect them from all these 40 papers...
Time is 2hrs..I completed the exam by 1:35 hrs..and right from beginning I left some 8 questions unanswered which were really tough with long code and tricky logics involved..so in the last 25mins..i coolly gave answers for the left out questions...maybe i passed only because i gave the correct answers for the unanswered 8 questions...
Out of 11 objectives if you are confident of 8 objectives you can pass the exam...but really confident...and just gothrough of obther objectives will give you more %
One question on threads had question about thread state -theory question
One code question on Thread-synchronization
remaining were code questions i dont remember..
Object orientations overloading, overriding and runtime type have all code questions...
Maximum code questions on overloading, overriding
Object references pointing to superclass, subclass casting conversion..are more..
One objectreference array conversion code
superclass, subclass variable, method shadowing is 2 code questions
java.util package - if you are clear about
functions of each interface basic methods(say 5) defined in each interface, its enough.
Which class implements which interface
Which allows duplicates, which doesnot??
which can take null values, which cannot
Java.io package:
min 5-6 questions..
have to clearly understand File, RandomAccessFile
Methods -
one trick question on getParent, file paths
which are Interfaces??which classes implement these interfaces??
one question on file encoding definite
Declarations and access control:
when to use final, static, abstract..
Tricky question arrays..
Maximum code questions for all the access specifiers..
3 questions on constructors...
Exception handling:
only code questions...understandable..goes on fundamentals
garbage collection:
not to hide i did not understand the questions...
2qns 4 -5 line of code and asks when will this object be garbage collected
language fundamentals...cool...you should be doing it very easily if you study philip heller or Khalid Mughal..
Most questions with 7 answer-options and we have to choose 2 correct options...Here the best way is to eliminate , this will give you all correct answers by themselves..
awt.package:
I completely left it...
One question on Layout managers is definite..given a scenario which layout manager will be best suited
java.lang package:
You should be confidently doing this if you study khalid mughal and philip heller...
Finally:
Go through Velmurugans notes for final perparation..
I went through only this in the last week and solved
mock exams from javaranch/maha
and im an average guy, if i can pass, anybody with a little hardwork can passs.
but be sure to code as many programs as possible on all the sections..
Regards
Mahidhar
email: nagamahr@indya.com
 
madhuri vl
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Hi,
Congratulations. you have given a good explanation of the paper u got. After studying ur post I'm getting confidence to take the exam. Though Lengthy code we can understand what it says right. Are they similar to the coding Q in Maha's site.
 
Val Dra
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there are 40 papers...if you do all the papers just 1 week before exam...and if you get minimum 50% in all the papers...you will get 95% in the exam..
i didn't understand this comment ,if you are saying that if you get 50% on any of these tests all the tests you've taken you get top great on reall ? I strongly disagree then.
 
huiying li
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Congratulations!
Thanks for the tips.
 
Jane Griscti
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Congratulations Naga
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luk Hann
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Naga,
Congradulations!!! I am an average guy too. I hope I can make it soon.
Luk
 
Naga Mahidhar
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Hi,
Thank you very much for your wishes. Im very cool now after 3 months of hardwork, and thinking in the direction of Developers exam. Lets see when I can make that.
1.The 40 papers getting 50% in all the tests, I might be wrong. Sorry for that.
2.One thing is for sure: We have to be really working hard for minimum 3 months with only writing code, else understanding the code given in the exam might be difficult. The problem here is that given enough time, we can take some time for each question and then clearly understand the code and then definitely give answers correctly, but the crux of the situation is that we have limited time. We always have to keep this in mind and then make our exam preparation.
3.I was a constant watcher of Javaranch - Programmer Certification, and most of my code wise doubts are cleared here. I wish Javaranch a great future ahead.
4.The best place to search for information and exam preparation is the net, undoubtedly.
For any more info, you can always mail me at nagamahr@indya.com.
Regards
Mahidhar.
 
usman ahmad
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Congrats and Thanks for all the information . It will be helpful to me as I am new to Java.
best wishes
Usman Ahmad
 
Roger Chiang
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Hi! Naga :
I think we have the same style of the test. Your Qs very similiar to mine. You've stated so clear, and our result nearly the same. Hum... this is tricky....
I had finished my Java class year's ago before I took the test.
Normally, I just read some notes (imcompletely) from the web, and printed/studied around 15 exams only. Even did not run program more than five times (each time just run some Qs.) The worst thing was I had no time to review the Qs or read notes once again. However, pass is pass. Ho-Hei!!!
Regards,
Roger
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