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Passed this morning - my comments.

 
Arsin Delve
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I got 79%. Although I usually got between 80% and 90% on the various practice exams, the real test FELT much harder. In particular, the sections on for loops and threads were very challenging. Examples:
There were some questions where two variables were incremented and or decremented in the loop, there was a break statement that might execute based on a comparison of the variables plus the while condition was also based on a comparison of the variables. The question would want to know the values of the variables at the end. I found these quite hard and of course the only thing to do is run a simulation in your head and on paper.
There were several questions where two threads one after another are created from within the same "main" method of a "Runnable" class. I found these very tricky but I got 100% on the Thread section, so I guess I must have figured them out ok.
I did very poorly on the IO and AWT sections. The questions required me to know the exact constructors, which I did not.
Overall very challenging, and it felt very discouraging while I was doing it so when I realized I got a 79% I actually felt relieved.
While it's still fresh in my mind, feel free to fire some questions at me.
-Arsin Delve.
 
Rehan Malik
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From what I have read elsewhere, the exam is more code oriented and less focused on the concepts like before. Could you confirm this?
Congratulations =)
[This message has been edited by Rehan Malik (edited July 09, 2001).]
 
Sean Casey
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Arsin I felt the same way coming out of my exam. Congratulations, and remember the score isn't important, passing is.
-Sean
 
Arsin Delve
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Originally posted by Rehan Malik:
From what I have read elsewhere, the exam is more code oriented and less focused on the concepts like before. Could you confirm this?
Congratulations =)
[This message has been edited by Rehan Malik (edited July 09, 2001).]


I agree completely. There were no more than 5 or 6 questions that did NOT have code supplied.
Thank you for the kind words.
 
Jane Griscti
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Congratulations Arsin
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Jane Griscti
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java� 2 Platform
 
Kaspar Dahlqvist
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Congratulations, Arsin!
I took the exam two weeks ago, and also passed. I also got a number of questions on constructors, which I did poorly on. I actually think they could come up with some little more interesting questions than that.
But hey, they probably have their reasons, and hey (!), you passed!!!
Well ridden, cowboy!
/Kaspar
 
Ajith Kallambella
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Congratulations Arsin!
 
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