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failed with 51%; am upset

 
Suman Dass
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hi ranchers!
took the exam yesterday and failed with 51%. there were about 10 ques of fill in the blank type, approx 45-50 ques were view code type. the exhibit often had a conspicuous scroll bar requiring u to scroll down. no standard ques(ceil, round etc) on Math..they asked trignometric methods, Integer wrapper havibg doubleValue or not, thread implements runnable invoking start() twice (!!!). Would have delayed if i'd known about this level...or maybe i was plain unlucky.
thanks to jamal, val, corey ravish (cant remember ...some more) for their useful tips..at least i know java much better than 2 months back.
 
Nazmul Huda Sarkar
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Bad luck Suman. You didn't mention ur mock test scores. You should have consistently score 75%+ to appear the final exam...what abt. that....prepare again...learn from your mistake so that you can avoid the same mistake again, give as many mock as possible and deeply check every question. Keep your head cooooool......this is an important thing.
Hope for the better next time.
[ April 30, 2002: Message edited by: Md. Nazmul Huda Sarkar ]
 
Jessica Sant
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yup, no worries -- now you know where you need to concentrate your studying efforts. Mock exams are definately the key.
 
Reid M. Pinchback
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I'd actually like to suggest something stronger than just taking the mock exams.
Make up some flash cards for yourself. If you've been reading some cert book, I'm sure you could come up with a few questions per chapter just to get rolling. Quiz yourself with them (I do my flashcards online so I can type in a response before displaying the answer). Then take a mock exam. Anything you get wrong, use that to add more cards on that topic. Anything you got right but you know you had to think hard about it (or you know that a slightly different question would have stumped you), add more cards. Keep quizzing yourself until the material is pretty solid.
It may sound a little odd, but doing the flash card stuff was the only way I was able to get really solid on primitive and Object reference conversions, and all the I/O classes. The problem with mock exams is that they only show you where you are weak, they don't fill in big gaps. I used my own cards to fill in the gaps, and then used more mock exams to find more gaps and to get used to answering questions quickly and accurately.
 
John Wetherbie
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Study up on the areas you didn't do so well on (mock exams and flash cards are both good tools to help you) and good luck on your next attempt!
John
 
Saif Ullah
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Hi Suman Dass!
Hay gird up you courage, God will help you, cheer up and work again and burn mid night oil, you will be passed next time.
Please don't loose heart

A Java Student
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Jamal Hasanov
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Suman,
I'm sure in that, next time you'll pass exam with more than 80% score. Don't worry. Rest a little and then begin preparing again. This mission is not impossible for You. You can do it. If you have some questions about exam you can directly contact me.

Jamal Hasanov
jamaladdin@yahoo.com
 
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