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This posting is an expression of gratitude to JavaRanch for my success at the Exam. I feel relaxed after passing the Exam with a modest 76%. Special thanks to all the participants who helped clear my doubts, JavaRanch bartenders, sherrifs.
Here is my take at the exam:
Before you go any further, Take a mock Exam to figure out where you are & what are the areas that need special attention.
Once the areas of special attention are identified, work on these areas untill you are confident.
Now the last week revision:
There is no substitute for the real coding even in last few days. Practice all the scenarios of variable accessibility in classes, inner classes. Write codes to understand the continue, break, loops, and operators.
Do 2/3 mock exams every day. When doing the exams,Pay attention to Over-riding/Over-loading/Exceptions concepts.Don't forget the JavaRanch round-up
One major issue that I faced was that I would not try to remember the constructors(e.g TextArea, FileOutputStream(), signature methods (e.g run()), class modifiers(public final class Maths), variable/method modifiers(transient, volatile, etc.) ...some of these still await my attention (exp. constructors)
Do not worry a lot about the layouts. Code one example each. The most probable questions will test you on the concepts, constructors.
Schedule your last week. DONOT Rely on the 2 sleep-less nights w/ a brain running on coffee to do most of what I listed (like I did ). And don't sweat over some left-out stuff due to time limitation. Don't fail b/c of the guilt-trip that you were not able to cover 10% stuff.
While in Exam:
There is sufficient time if you don't waste a lot of time on some questions here and there. make sure you understand that it is limited time EXAM. Try this: check time left after doing set of 15 questions. Mark the question if you do not understand the question. Pay attention to the questions. When doing the marked questions, try eliminating choices. Make sure that you answer all the questions....Make sure that you do not check 2 choices where 3 correct answers are expected.
Common Sense and well rested brain do go a long way. Stay cool and awake.
JavaRanch, Keep up the good work. I will try to contribute more now on.
Vaneet
 
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Congrats Vaneet! Really Excellent advice from u....
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Congraz Vaneet
And thanx for the help.
Best of luck 4 ur future,
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Way to go Vaneet!!
Nice break down too for everyone.

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Congratulations Vaneet
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that is great news. all the very best for the future.
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Congratulations Vaneet
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Congratulations. Good advice (I am one who always go blank ONLY during exams ).
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Congratulations Vaneet.
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I was thinking of taking this exam also. But one thing I have discovered after being in the industry for 2 years is, nothing
can replace real-world experience in software development. Not
even an examination deviced by some corporation. Feel free to disagree.

Originally posted by Vaneet Bhutani:
This posting is an expression of gratitude to JavaRanch for my success at the Exam. I feel relaxed after passing the Exam with a modest 76%. Special thanks to all the participants who helped clear my doubts, JavaRanch bartenders, sherrifs.
Here is my take at the exam:
Before you go any further, Take a mock Exam to figure out where you are & what are the areas that need special attention.
Once the areas of special attention are identified, work on these areas untill you are confident.
Now the last week revision:
There is no substitute for the real coding even in last few days. Practice all the scenarios of variable accessibility in classes, inner classes. Write codes to understand the continue, break, loops, and operators.
Do 2/3 mock exams every day. When doing the exams,Pay attention to Over-riding/Over-loading/Exceptions concepts.Don't forget the JavaRanch round-up
One major issue that I faced was that I would not try to remember the constructors(e.g TextArea, FileOutputStream(), signature methods (e.g run()), class modifiers(public final class Maths), variable/method modifiers(transient, volatile, etc.) ...some of these still await my attention (exp. constructors)
Do not worry a lot about the layouts. Code one example each. The most probable questions will test you on the concepts, constructors.
Schedule your last week. DONOT Rely on the 2 sleep-less nights w/ a brain running on coffee to do most of what I listed (like I did ). And don't sweat over some left-out stuff due to time limitation. Don't fail b/c of the guilt-trip that you were not able to cover 10% stuff.
While in Exam:
There is sufficient time if you don't waste a lot of time on some questions here and there. make sure you understand that it is limited time EXAM. Try this: check time left after doing set of 15 questions. Mark the question if you do not understand the question. Pay attention to the questions. When doing the marked questions, try eliminating choices. Make sure that you answer all the questions....Make sure that you do not check 2 choices where 3 correct answers are expected.
Common Sense and well rested brain do go a long way. Stay cool and awake.
JavaRanch, Keep up the good work. I will try to contribute more now on.
Vaneet


 
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Congrats Vaneet! Good Luck.
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Good job Vaneet

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