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Thank you Dan

 
Piotr Kaluski
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Hi,
I passed java 1.4 programmer with 93%.
I placed my thanks to Dan Chisholm in the subject because his mock tests helped me so much.
I highly recommend those mocks tests to anyone preparing to pass the test.
The area of strength of those tests are:
* It offers topic exams - series of exams related to the particular topic. Answers to each set of questions are very helpfull, and they can be a learning resource by itself.
* Questions on the topic are build in a way, that you can focus on the topic and can easily identify what is you don't know
* The code is carefully indented (which is not the case for some mock tests)
* The level of difficulty is equal or even higher then that of the real exam.
* You can easily print it (both questions and answers are grouped together)
Some additional comments about other mocks. If you want to learn quickly don't take Parikosh mock test www.parikosh.com. It is nothing personal. No doubt this guy knows java very well. But there are some points, which make his test not worth time when time is a constraint:
* Casual indentation - The code is difficult to read
* Some complexity of questions does not come from the complexity of the topic but from using misleading naming conventions (for example object and its member have the same name).
If are good at java and need another proof that you are an expert - take it.
If we want to prepare efficiently to the java test - don't

As for another resources - Sybex book for Java Certificate is good. Read first 8 chapters (240 pages). Note - difficulty of sample questions in this book is lower than those in the real test.
If in doubts about some subtleties, use Eckel's "Thinking in Java"
Do some programming yourself - for Threads, Collections, Inner Classes
Good luck.
 
Jessica Sant
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very nicely done -- I'm moving this to the Sun Certification Forum. Please continue the congratulations there.
[ February 12, 2003: Message edited by: Jessica Sant ]
 
Ruff Young
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Congratulations!
 
Sridhar Srikanthan
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Congrats Piotr
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Valentin Crettaz
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Nice shot Piotr
 
Phani Kosuri
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hi kaluski,
Congrats ona very nice score. All the best.
 
Ajith Kallambella
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Congratulations and good luck with your future endeavours!
 
Dan Chisholm
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Congratulations on your great score Piotr!
Thank you for using my exam.
 
Dan Chisholm
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Have you thought about posting your scores here?
 
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