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SCJP 1.5 failed

 
raj
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I tried my best but i m failed
From last 2 and 1/2 months i m preparing for it.
first time i got 48%
and now i got 50%
I m not able to trace out my problem .
I m weak in Generics and collection also in fundamentals
So anyone plz suggest me to trace out the problem
 
Pavel Kubal
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Firstly you need to determine where you're making mistakes. Do you properly understand topics? If yes, do you make mistakes just by overlooking the real point of question?

If you don't understand topics, you should just ask your fellow ranchers for explanation. That's the purpose of this board.
 
Patrick Williams
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Hi Ravi, Maybe it's time to take a step back from studying all of the concepts and write some code. Sometimes all of the reading in the world does not stack up to writing lines and lines of code. If you can't think of something to write, look online for examples and tutorials. If you don't want to do that, think of one of your favorite games and try and write that using the areas that you feel that your weak in (like Generics). If you get stuck and need to ask questions, post something on one of the applicable topics and we'll be here to help. Good luck and don't lose hope!

All the best.
 
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Originally posted by ravi patil:
...anyone plz suggest me to trace out the problem

This is where mock exams are helpful. Use these to identify the topics you need to study, then do additional reading and write lots of test code in these areas to improve your understanding.
 
raj
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Thank you for ur great suggetion Patrick
I will try my best this time.

but i want to ask one thing.
I gave round about 35 different mock tests and passed all but failed in exams
why that so?
 
saied ims
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feel bad to hear that but be a brave man kill that tiger enter the exam again and i bet u will succsed GOoD LUCK dont be afraid ever from piece of Sheet
 
Tiffiny Yang
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Did you do the whizlabs?
 
Konda Golamaru
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Hi Ravi,

Keep trying until you reach the goal. Don't worry that you have failed twice..there are many guys who would fail but not ask for help. I think you are brave enough to ask for help.

First, take your time and analyze where you are going wrong. At a time, read one objective[Say Fundamentals] and take as many mock exams as possible. Keep taking mock exams that would certainly help you..Clarify your doubs by posting your questions over here...

Nothing is impossible..Best of luck..
 
Patrick Williams
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Hi Ravi, I'm not sure about your particular case. Maybe you are taking the same practice tests so often that you are memorizing the answers and not the concepts. What I would recommend (besides writing code) is skim the strong sections of your study guides as you get closer to your next exam and only read your weak sections line by line. When you read the entire book line by line, the time you spend in between all concepts is too great and you forget the things that you are waek on (at least I do). If you take your exam reports from your two exams and read your 3 weakest topics continually and occasionally skim your strongest, I guarantee you will pass the next time.

HTH

Good Luck!
 
B. Harris
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Ravi,

I appreciate your heart in sharing your exam result. It means alot to those of us having a rough time. I failed the 1.4 exam by one question. It was horrible. Threads and Collections kicked my tail.

Everything other topic was average in understanding. I understand the Collection interface better and started writing threads.

Find the questions that give the most trouble. Find time to write code.

Failing the test will make you better!!!
 
raj
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Thank u Harris.
I will try to improve my weak points.
I will try to improve my coding practice also.
 
raj
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Thank u Harris.
I will try to improve my weak points.
I will try to improve my coding practice also.
 
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