Originally posted by Mark Spritzler:
So they can spend their time reading and learning about obscure APIs that we never get a chance to look at and coding with it.
Originally posted by Cris Malone:
And that's exactly my point. They indeed do have a thorough knowledge of the "theoretical" stuff. Do they have any industrial experience as well? If you have done any coding in a real life project, you will know that the problems/situations that we face are quite different from what can be learnt by cramming the specs. Seriously, I think that anybody can cram the specs and become an "book expert" but does that give him/her the qualification to test other people's abilities who are going to get a job in the industry?
The "conflict of interest" point is tangantial to the above but I am very concerned about it. I just don't get how Sun can allow exam authors to write books on the exam.