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Nalini Mistry
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Would SCJ2P's please tell me how much emphasis is placed in the exam on knowing the exact signatures of methods of various classes. How much % of the qs test purely syntaxical knowledge and how much % of the qs test understanding of the language and its concepts/working. If i am giving the exam in a week, how much time should i spend looking through the API and how much of it going thru tricky qs??
 
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Make sure you can answer correctly all of the exercise questions in:
1) The Complete Java 2 Certification Study Guide by Simon Roberts, Philip Heller, Michael Ernest
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2) Java 2 (Exam Cram) by William B. Brogden
 
Nalini Mistry
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I scored 83 on the brogden cram (correct ans * 100/total qs in the book). Just managed to get the RHE a week back. Finished reading thru it and basically got 80 of the test yourself qs right. Will be doing the RHE tests tomorrow. How much should i score on the RHE tests to feel adequately prepared for the exam??
Thanx Tony for taking the time to reply.
What i wanted to know was whether there are qs like which of these are methods of xxx class?? which are the fields of yyy class??? which are the parents of zzz class from the following list?? more likely there will be qs in the form of code that indirectly test your knowledge of the inheritance heirarchy of the various classes?? Some tests give the heirarchy with the qs. Does that happen in the exam?? Is it necessary to know the superclass chain/methods like the back of my hand or is a passing familiarity okay??
 
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Nalini:
Don't worry too much about the hierarchy of classes for the exam. You know every class descends from <CODE>Object</CODE>, right? That should be enough.
There's more about object orientation than there is about details of which class inherits from which other.
Know the range of all primitive types well (not as straightforward as one may think initially) and understand overloading and overriding well (but that again falls under OOP!)
Good luck!
 
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