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joethe moron
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I thought taking Sun's practice exams would help. I have tried studying out of Head First Java, but I didn't get very far since it seems to be more of a general Java book rather than good info for the cert test. I also used a UML 2.0 Nutshell book, since I had absolutely no knowledge of UML, but it doesn't seem to explain a lot of Java applications.

My worst section was algorithm design & impl 33%. I think that was "does this code compile/what is the output" type questions. It must be too confusing since I am not used to using Java syntax.

Part of my problem is that I can't install any newer JREs on my computer because it fouls up apps that rely on an old JVM. I think that would also exclude Eclipse. I have been able to use Oracle's JDeveloper...

I am going to try the ExamScam SCJA book whenever it releases & see if that helps.
 
Pavel Kubal
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You definitely can have more JRE's on your machine. But only one will be default. For your tests you can specify whole path to your second JRE.

For instance :

default usage is (for example JRE 1.4.3)
java MyClass

second JRE can be invoked in this way
C:\jdk1.4.2_05\bin\java.exe MyClass

If you have another question or doubt, don't hesitate and ask fellow ranchers!
 
Bert Bates
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Hi Joe,

We appreciate your candor, kind of... we'd like you to change your display name, then we'll give you all sorts of support so that you'll nail the exam next time.

Thanks!

Bert
 
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