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Theodore Casser
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Any exam you can walk away from with a pass, right?

This was taken, actually, almost entirely on a lark - my company doesn't do much in the Java ME space at all, and we're trying to come up with interesting new things that we could be doing. To that end, I figured that, hey, since we started doing web services after I passed the SCDJWS exam...

And the breakdown:



So my weakness is the UI. I knew that going in and figured that if I at least broke even on it, then I'd be fine. Likewise, I knew that I knew RMS fairly well from working on a MIDlet for the FIRST Robotics team I mentor.

The biggest thing that I think annoyed me was that much of what I had thought was going to be asked - questions like in the WhizLabs app - really weren't asked. There were a few nit-picky questions, but they actually tended towards some of the odder and more situational questions rather than the nitty-gritty of the language. I didn't get a single question on how Java ME differs from Java SE, and only a few drag-and-drops... so all in all.

It took me a little more than an hour to do the test, all told - 40 minutes for the first run through (if only because I forced myself to keep moving on questions), followed by 20 minutes for the first two runs past the questions I'd been iffy on, and then one last complete end-to-end runthrough to make sure that nothing was jumping out at me.

And, yet again, I cannot stress strongly enough - read every question. Some actually are good clues to others you might not be sure on...
 
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Congratulations, Theodore!

So my weakness is the UI. I knew that going in and figured that if I at least broke even on it, then I'd be fine.

Same here. I didn't do well for UI and Game API.

The biggest thing that I think annoyed me was that much of what I had thought was going to be asked - questions like in the WhizLabs app - really weren't asked.

I feel that some of the Whizlab sample questions posted at certification.about.com quite useful. I didn't buy the software, though.

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Theodore Casser
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Originally posted by Joyce Lee:


The biggest thing that I think annoyed me was that much of what I had thought was going to be asked - questions like in the WhizLabs app - really weren't asked.

I feel that some of the Whizlab sample questions posted at certification.about.com quite useful. I didn't buy the software, though.


Well, I can't complain too much about the software because I did win it on here, so...

And it's a pool of questions, so I imagine that others may have a different experience. Still, just my thoughts on the matter.
 
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Congrats!

It does my heart good to hear about people taking this exam

Bert
 
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