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I've been lurking here and not posting but I thought I'd state how the exam was for the record.

After a night where I only got 4 hours sleep because I was that nervous I'm surprised with how well I did. Plus IMO the exam was pretty tough compared to the S&B mock exams and some of the other ones I've done. I was using educated guesses on numerous questions. So make sure you know how and why things work not just answers to stock questions.

Suprisingly I didn't have a single question on bit operators but it seemed that half the exam was about Threads and GC. The 4 areas I missed questions in were :

Flow Control 88%
Garbage Collection 66%
Operators and Assignments 75%
Threads 87%

Anyway I would advise to do as many mock exams as possible and make sure you know Threads and GC back to front. Also be prepared to write stuff down because of the way code snippets in a display window have to be closed to make a selection.

[Edit] 1 last thing. The front end of the exam was loaded with the most difficult questions. The last 10-15 questions were almost all easy. So don't dwell at the start and let time evaporate.
[ April 14, 2005: Message edited by: Andrew Beacom ]
 
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congratulations and enjoy!
 
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