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J Fitzryan
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I just received my developer certification. The biggest surprises of the entire process were on the written exam. It only took 15 minutes but there were some tricky questions. I recommend that future test takers do some reading on the technologies used in the project.
 
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Originally posted by J Fitzryan:
I just received my developer certification. The biggest surprises of the entire process were on the written exam. It only took 15 minutes but there were some tricky questions. I recommend that future test takers do some reading on the technologies used in the project.

Congrats for completing the Developer Certification.
U have done a great job Fitzryan.
Since I am also in the process of doing the assignment, I would request U to help me in this regard.
How long U took to do the assignment & what books did U refered.
 
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Originally posted by Balaji:
Congrats for completing the Developer Certification.
U have done a great job Fitzryan.
Since I am also in the process of doing the assignment, I would request U to help me in this regard.
How long U took to do the assignment & what books did U refered.

The assignment probably took me 60 hours spread over two months, but I didn't know RMI and hadn't done any Swing programming.
I found Peter Van Der Linden's "Just Java" helpful for RMI and Swing. The RMI tutorial on Sun's Java website was also helpful and it provided critical background information on RMI. The Developer section of the Java Certification Guide by Heller, Roberts, and Ernest was worthless. This surprised me because the Programmer section was excellent.
Several other books have short sections on the Developer Exam. I wouldn't recommend buying any of them but you migh want to read them over in a bookstore.
The most difficult aspect of the assignment was keeping the GUI responsive while waiting for the user to specify how many seats to reserve and while waiting for a lock on the flight record to be acquired.
 
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Hi,
Congrat. for make it through.
Did you read Barry Boone's book??? IF you did, What do u think of the solutions he has provided for lock and unlocking of records. I felt he has kinna of mis lead us in thinking that we can lock the record in the file by just putting our code into a syncronised block.
 
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Originally posted by J Fitzryan:
The assignment probably took me 60 hours spread over two months, but I didn't know RMI and hadn't done any Swing programming.
I found Peter Van Der Linden's "Just Java" helpful for RMI and Swing. The RMI tutorial on Sun's Java website was also helpful and it provided critical background information on RMI. The Developer section of the Java Certification Guide by Heller, Roberts, and Ernest was worthless. This surprised me because the Programmer section was excellent.
Several other books have short sections on the Developer Exam. I wouldn't recommend buying any of them but you migh want to read them over in a bookstore.
The most difficult aspect of the assignment was keeping the GUI responsive while waiting for the user to specify how many seats to reserve and while waiting for a lock on the flight record to be acquired.

Congrats on passing the developer's exam!!
I very much agree with u that the stuff for developers is worthless in Java Certification Guide by Heller, Roberts, and Ernest. I had almost lost interest in Developers exam reading that stuff.
Now I am studying everything from the web.....
Thanx for helping the rest like us.looking forward to u'r continuous help....
thanx
suja
 
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Originally posted by J Fitzryan:
I just received my developer certification. The biggest surprises of the entire process were on the written exam. It only took 15 minutes but there were some tricky questions. I recommend that future test takers do some reading on the technologies used in the project.

Wow ! I'm amazed that the written exam took 15 mins. I just passed the 1.1 Developers exam, and had 18 seconds left on the clock out of 90 mins. I thought at the time that I'd blown it, as I spent 40 mins on the first question, and ran short on time near the end.
 
J Fitzryan
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I took the 1.2 exam. Perhaps Sun made it shorter than the 1.1 exam.
 
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I also took the exam in about 15 minutes, although I took time and checked my answers thoroughly since I had so much time.
Myakishnock
 
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How many questions were on the java 1.2 developer test?
Did they ask you the pros and cons of using different
data structures? ( Arrays,vectors, and hashtables) Like on
sun's site?

How similar are the questions at this site with the
questions on the developer test?
Was there questions on Swing's layoutmanager of instance?
http://suned.sun.com/USA/certification/devsq.html
At suns site they just say 5-10.

To my knowledge the "core" of the developer test is
threads, Swing, Rmi and hashtables.
 
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hi J Fitzryan,
congrats.need some advice on developer exam.well,i don't know if i am ready to take the assignment.can we do it while learning
the advanced topics(please list them also) or is it better to learn the concepts thouroughly and then go for the assignment.please advice.

thank you,
sridevi
 
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Originally posted by J Fitzryan:
I just received my developer certification. The biggest surprises of the entire process were on the written exam. It only took 15 minutes but there were some tricky questions. I recommend that future test takers do some reading on the technologies used in the project.

Congratulations!!!
I have cleared my SCJP with 93% in the last week. I would like to go for SCJD too. I have about two years of Java experience with me. I would like start the preparation in a sincere way. Would you please recommend some tips and clues for that. My mail id : sairam_racha@usa.net
Awaiting your reply,
With regards,
Sai Ram.
 
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congrats !!!
you could able to do developer exam.
very very good.
can you please tell me the site you read.
please specify the path.
suresh
 
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Hi,
CONGRADULATIONS!!!. Your note gives us a big confidence. B'cas I also don't know RMI and swing. Curently learing everythig and doing. Sometimes I feel that I can finish and sometime I feel very bad. Can you please write me more about the exam point of view, like Which are the main topics I should be familiar and also also how deep I should be good in those. Did you do your project in RMI or Socket programming? If you share all your experience in these 2 months then it will really helpfull for us.
Thanks in advance,
Dilbert
 
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