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Urgent: I need your advice, please...

 
Ijlal Jinnah
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Hi Everybody,
I am relatively new to the forum and am about to take the exam within the next few days. I would be very grateful if some of you could spare a few moments to answer the following questions immediately:
1. I have heard that you are asked a lot of questions about identification of various methods used in the API... My question is: Does one need to cram even the less important methods of every class and interface. For example, to me, the getProtocol() method of ServletRequest interface is not as important as the getParameterNames() method of the same interface.
2. Is it true that the jwebplus simulator is the best mock available, and the closest to the real thing? If so, are the questions of a similar standard to the real exam? (The jwebplus questions are mostly about the major methods in the API).
3. I today scored 80% in the javaranch mock. Once I start getting 80%+ in jwebplus, should I go for the real thing? (jwebplus people have suggested that once a person starts passing their random test that includes the 'real-brainers', he/she should take the exam).
Please hurry as I am about to take the plunge but I am really
Thank you all.
Regards,
 
Chintan Rajyaguru
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1. Your guess is right about the type in questions. While remembering APIs I would keep the following in mind:
(a) What are the methods you see the most and hence easy to remember? (you should cram these)
(b) What are the methods you see only in special circumstances (such as while coding for distributed environment and other special cases). You could ignore these IF you do not want to remember a lot.
2. There are only 2 simulators and JWebPlus appears to be better. I used both the simulators and I think they are both okay. They try to make things difficult by asking you more memory questions (questions from the corners of specs and APIs). Trust me this is not going to happen in the exam. While coding any Servlet you use session, request, response, context, httpservlet etc. you should remember methods belonging to these classes. Questions in simulators are good but not closest to the real thing. I would recommend Anand's mock exam and Javaranch mock exam.

3. I think you are ready (based on what you wrote). If you want to feel more confident, take more mocks and participate on this forum. See if you understand questions asked by others. See if you can answer those questions. Go over old posts. Read posts from ranchers who already took and passed the test.
Good luck
Chintan
 
Ijlal Jinnah
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Thanks Chintan,
I really appreciate it. Your reply has, without doubt, raised my level of confidence. I would soon be taking the exam and would let you know the good news.
Thanks, once again.
Ijlal Jinnah
 
Ashik Uzzaman
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Ijlal, i think u r in a good shape to pass. Best of luck in ur exam....
 
Chintan Rajyaguru
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All the very best
 
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