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Uhh ohh, D-Day is coming

 
Jonathan W. Brett
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Well, I'm three days away from writing my exam. I'm feeling a little more confident everyday although I have to improve my I/O. I did a few mocks including 3 of Marcus Green's where I got 83, 70, 64. I've also done RHE Chapter questions where I got 102/129(I'm going to to do the final today). The Exam Cram exam I got a 79%. I keep hovering around that 80's range.
I'm half confident but unbelieveably nervous so any tips/pointers will be greatly, greatly appreciated.

Jonathan
 
Jane Griscti
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Hi Johnathan,
By all accounts, if your scores are hovering around the 80's you should be ok. Have you tried Sun's latest example questions at
the Sun Learning Center ?
They'll give you a good idea of what to expect on the real exam.
A little nervousness is natural; take a deep breath and I'm sure you'll do fine
Best of luck on the 16th!
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Jane Griscti
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java� 2 Platform
[This message has been edited by Jane Griscti (edited April 13, 2001).]
 
Derrick Smith
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I think you're ready. I took fewer mock exams and on those I took I got lower scores than you. I found the test questions to be straight forward.
Some tips:
Go over the constructors and signatures for IO.
For each question on the test, try to figure out which objective they are testing. E.g., here they are testing me on the immutability of String objects.
Write lots of little programs . After I missed a question on a mock, I would write a couple of small programs to help me understand the point. It makes things a lot easier to remember.
Good luck. Please post your result here when you pass.
 
Jonathan W. Brett
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Jane and Derrick, thanks for replying. It helps when I get positive input . . .
I have tried Suns sample questions and got 9/10 and I'll definately be posting my results on Monday. Well, I must go read some more . . .
"Welcome to the exciting world of File I/O . . . . . . . " ZZZzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Jonathan
 
Ashish Chande
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Hi Jonathan
Relax,Keep cool. As for me, questions came in the same order in which they were mentioned in the objectives. Make urself comfortable with all the constructors in I/O. Also prepare java.lang part very well, as that will be properly tested in the exam. Also try Khalid's Test
All The Best
Ashish
 
shailesh sonavadekar
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Jane , thanks for your reply. I got the point. BTW , the Sun learning Centre is down today for system backup.
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Shailesh.
 
Jonathan W. Brett
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Ohhhhhh no, D-Day is here. The bomb gets dropped in 10 1/2 hours from now.
Actually, I'm a little more confident now than when I orginally posted. Some of the mocks I have done have amazed me with the degree of depth they go into. I pray the real thing won't be like them. I'll know pretty soon now won't I.
I must catch some ZZZZzzzz's.
I WILL CONQUER YOU, CERTIFICATION EXAM, I WILL CONQUER YOU !!

Jonathan
 
Nandini Gangopadhyay
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All the very best, tell us about the good news!! Mine is on the 20th.
Nandini
 
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