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Thank you all!

 
Nain Hwu
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Hi, ranchers:
I passed SCJP2 today with score or 93% (55/59).
I don't think I can get to this point without your helps.
This is a excellent place to learn Java. I can ask any
question and be sure that someone will come to help out.
Special thanks are owed to:
Marcus Green, Jose Botella, Valentin Crettaz, Ersin Eser,
Cindy Glass, Dave Dick, Thomas Paul,Jane Griscti.
I either benefited from their wonderful tutorials and
mock exams or their answers in pointing me to the right
direction in learning java. Thanks very much!
My weak area is in java.awt package (75%). Sort of surprising
myself. Don't know why I did poorly there.
I got only one GC question - farily easy one, asking where
the object can be GC'd.
I got quite a few Thread and inner class questions.
But, the difficulty level is fair. You need to know how
to create threads correctly and how the threads are executing in what order, avoiding deadlock etc.
For inner class questions, all you need to know how to declare
them and instantiate them correctly.
As for IO, you need to know how to construct stream objects
correctly. Pay attention to their parameters.
In summary, the questions are very clear. No ambiguity, except
for one question which I think does not have right answers, even
though it asked me to pick two right answers.
Again, thanks to all of you and I promise you that I will stay
with this forum to help others.
Nain Hwu
 
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Congrats Nain...Great Score...Keep it up!

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Dave Vick
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Congrats Nain, I'm glad I could help.
Now that you've passed don't be a stranger
Best of luck for the future.

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Valentin Crettaz
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Great score Nain
Congrats
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sonir shah
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hi.
Congrats .good score.
I am appearing for SCJP next month.could u please share with me your experience of giving the exam.Frankly speaking I am not good at the concepts.so could u please give me some suggestions.At present I am referring RHE and have the JQ+.Do you think these 2 options will help me to get good score in the exam.Please reply.
Sonir
 
Nain Hwu
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Thanks Val and Dave. I really appreciated you guys' concise
and to-the-point answers. I think that is very crucial to
people new to this language - it can give them much needed
confidence to learn a new language.
[This message has been edited by Nain Hwu (edited November 20, 2001).]
 
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Congrats Nain!!
 
Nain Hwu
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Sonir,
I don't have either RHE or JQ+. I read the book by
Mughal & Rasmussen - A programmer's guide to java certification
and took various free mock exams.
I basically followed Maha Anna's suggestion to prepare the
exam - read book, write lots of code, take mock exams, take
good note of errors made during mock exams. I suggest you
do the same to strengthen the concepts. All I can say is
parctice, practice and practice.
 
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Congrats Nain!
~Kumar
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Vikrama Sanjeeva
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I basically followed Maha Anna's suggestion to prepare the
exam.

U R A GOOD Follower....As Maha also scored 93%
Anyway....A BIG Congratulations!!!
Any suggestion about preparing I/O,AWT.What about the difficulty level of Operator & Assingment.
Bye.
Viki.
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Count the flowers of ur garden,NOT the leafs which falls away!
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Nain Hwu
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Vikrama,

Any suggestion about preparing I/O,AWT.What about the difficulty
level of Operator & Assingment.

For I/O, be sure to know all the objectives as
specified by SUN (Section 11: The java.io package).
I found I got one question from each of these objectives.
You need to know methods in File class. You need to know how to create stream objects. Before taking the test, I spent a few
hours drawing a chart, listing all those streams, their relationship and their constructors. It paid off. I got 100%
in this area.
As for awt, be familarized with layout managers, especially
BorderLayout and GridBagLayout. When I prepare for the exam,
I wrote code to see how it actually works. The questions will
ask you how it works too. The questions I got are all
written in code.
Operators and assignments are not difficult. Forget about
those mock exam questions that use multiple operators, each
has a side effects, such as a[b++] = b++ = c; Those are bad
programming which SUN does not encourage at all. So,
they won't test you those confusing questions either. Just
remember the basic rules for each of the operators. You will
be fine.
 
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