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Does HFSJ cover EVERY detail required for the exam

 
Satish Ramasamy
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I am still preparing for the exam using HFSJ (reading second time). Haven't taken any mock-ups yet.

I know that one could clear this exam by using HFSJ book. I would like to know whether one could score 100% by using this book?? In other words, does this book cover EVERY detail required for the exam?

As the spec is bit lengthy, I don't concentrate much on the spec details that are NOT provided in the HFSJ (assuming they are not covered in the exam). Is this correct methodology to score 100%? (I understand that scoring 100% doesn't always mean that one knows a to z in that technology).

Please advice.
 
Satish Ramasamy
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In the third para above... it should be
"...spec details that are NOT mentioned in the HFSJ ..."
 
Sue Pillai
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I haven't given the exam yet, but I always read the spec (Atleast superficially if it gets too boring) before answering the chapters' mocks. Because there is always something that is not covered in the chapter itself but is clearly mentioned in the spec. I feel they did it purposely to make you read the spec a little. I hope it helps.
 
Satish Ramasamy
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Thanks for the comments.

Yes, I do read specifications but I tend to IGNORE reading information/details that were NOT mentioned in HFSJ book. For example, I read only those page-directive attributes (in the Spec) that were mentioned in the HFSJ. I don't even bother to look into other attributes detail. Hence, I would be in trouble if HFSJ doesn't cover every detail required for the exam.
 
Bryan Basham
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Hello Satish,

We certainly tried to cover every topic that is on the current exam and in general we succeeded fairly well. However, there was one topic that we missed altogether: dynamic tag attributes. A few months ago, I created a brief tutorial on the subject. See: Dynamic Attributes tutorial

Cheers,
Bryan Basham
 
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