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About SCJP2

 
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Thanks to Herbert , kking, sathya and others who posted replies to my doubt.
How well do you have to score in Mock tests before you go for the actual SCJP exam ? I thought I was pretty well prepared (Except for these shift operators of course ) but when I took some tough Mock exams I found that my score is just average . Do you
really need to score in the 80's and 90's in mock tests before you take the ultimate plunge?
Let me know please.
Thanks again,
Mamta
 
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hmmmm...I thought the exam qstns were easy compared
to this one ....
well, generally it is said that you need something near
80-90 % (50% for kalids test ) on most mock exams.
But then, when you take these tests repeatdly, you already
know the qstn from your previous session. In my case, I mark
the answer without even reading the qstn completely.
So, definitely, when I do the tests repeatedly, I get a better
score. So does that help ... Yes, for one, it sure will boost
my confidence and take me closer to the exam. Also, watch out
if you are repeating your mistakes.
So, I think its good to get 80 - 90 % in the mock exams.
I hope, I sould politically correct ...
Regds.
- satya
 
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Mamtha,
Yes. As far as I can say it is important that you score around 90% in some standard/unumbiguious qstns around the net. THis means you are pretty strong in your concepts. Khalid/Chris are comparitively on the harder end.
regds
maha anna
 
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Thanks for your help...
Now I know you must have answered this many times but just once more please for my sake
What is the URL for Khalid's test?

And maha anna , a belated congrats.. I read abt your SCJP2 passing just now.
Satya , have you also cleared SCJP2 ? What was your score?
regds
mamta

[This message has been edited by maha anna (edited July 22, 2000).]
 
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I am still dreaming...I wish I could give you
a score of 90+ ....
Well, not far off...Just wraping up some last things
IO/Gridbag layout. Then ofcourse there is that phase
of practicing mock exams ...
And for the links, I am not sure, leaving it someone
else to relpy .... but if you have time please search
the discussions. I could have done it except that its
3.00 am and want to goto bed...will check in the morning
though....
Regds.
- satya
 
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Mamtha,
Khalid test is here but no answers
Maha's suggestion, YOu do not take Kahlid's test very first statge od your preparation. Save it for the end. It is considered to be harder than the real exam, and it may put you off. I used a trick of just anserweing one qstn at a time and ending the exam and saw the result. That way you know if your answer is correct or not.
There is a bunch of good notes link in Tony's Home page
regds
maha anna.

[This message has been edited by maha anna (edited May 17, 2000).]
 
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Retaking the mock tests is not bad, provided you do it after a considerable amount of gap, let's say two or three days. I recommend retaking because it is important not to repeat your mistakes.
I have a suggestion. Why don't we start a new thread for common type tricky questions encountered during the actual test. They are the ones which is not hard, but makes one read the finer print. Obviously we don't duplicate the actual question here, but we only state the concepts. This should form a summary of Gotcha!s or traps to be ware of and to avoid.
Here goes my contribution.

  • Two public classes in the same file.
  • Main method calling a non-static method.
  • Methods with the same name as the constructor(s).
  • Thread initiation with classes that dont have a run() method.
  • Local inner classes trying to access non-final vars.
  • Case statements with values out of permissible range.
  • Math class being an option for immutable classes !!
  • instanceOf is not same as instanceof
  • Private constructors
  • An assignment statement which looks like a comparison if ( a=true)...
  • System.exit() in try-catch-finally blocks.
  • Uninitialized variable references with no path of proper initialization.


  • I will think of more, but please join and pour in. Maha, can you make this a separate thread if you think this is a good idea?
    Thanks
    Ajith

 
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Ajith,
Yes. It's our plesure. I obey the order, magesty.
regds
maha anna
 
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