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A Note to all SCJP2 Aspirants out there !

 
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Hi !
I have earned immense information from this site and in this way would like to repay u all for ur efforts in helping me.
Firstly ,As far as the exam goes , i feel the people at sun have really stuck hard to their words that this exam is going to test only the basics and nothing beyond that.
I would like to suggest my view here,
--Do not try to answer any mock exam twice ... u dont use ur brains the second time onwards other than remembering the answers.
--The basics of java 2 should be always at the back of ur mind., believe
me that i say so as i had written about 250 small time programs just to support my thinking and it sure helped me big time.
I USED to keep my pc on all the time, just in case that i got stuck somewhere and could check immediately, imagine i didnt even have the patience to even wait for i minute for my pc to start !!
--If u r not sure about your studies , then take ur time an postpone ur exams once again if u feel so. there's no shame in that.
**--but if u do that make it sure to prove EVERYONE WRONG about how u were unsure of ur ability, make everyone think twice about what they would say about u,
This way you can get a lot of motivation.
--during my exam also, in the first 20 qstns, i was not sure of what i was going to get as i had already marked about a dozen as doubtful, i was even thinking of leaving the center and make another attempt, thank god i didnt do that.so i took the right decision and waited and waited.
--Now what i would suggest is that u ****plan ur approach properly****.
step 1 : there are going to be atleast 5 qstns on language fundamentals in which u have atleast 2 questions on the range of a char,int etc.
Such questions should not be missed, if u do then u r in a lot of trouble.
Step 2 : Dont spend time writing big programs on when and where gc will be caused to which object, Only understand the fundas,study the note in roberts and heller about waitforID() also.
step 3 : be sure to understand as to how flow occurs in a if, while, for etc.I had an 'simple' if question on which i racked my brains but still couldnt get it right.See !!
step 4 : Be very sure of what can be overloaded/overridden and what cannot be !
step 5 : Dont bother to study a lot on applets, paint etc.
step 6 : Study the flow pattern of exceptions very well.
step 7 : this is my method, I used to make some of multiple choice questions into only a single answer ones, that way i was comparing each and every word that the question would ask, at times i took about 5-10 minutes just reading thru the books to differentiate more on a seemingly narrow topic, this way u gain more .
step 8 : Do not try to get confused in the ambiguous questions in some of the mock exams going around. Just get the facts straight.
step 9 : Try to accumulate each and every answer as a right one and try to build confidence as u go upto the 59th qstn, then its just a matter of a few uncertain questions, thats possible.
As always ,
MORAL OF THE STORY ::
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IF U TAKE CARE OF THE EASY QUESTIONS THEN THE HARD ONES WILL TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES !!!
I would like to thank all the java moderators, java participants for giving me such a good time, to all from satya5 to maha anna, from jim yingst to tony and everyone.
I feel that this exam is more psychological than analytical, and if we all can contribute to increasing the confidence of all the ''want 2 be SCJP2's '' out here , --Instead of hinting out the questions and their possible answers here--, then javaranch would have really made a difference to a real java programmer.
I think that i have written enough for anyone who tries to read this thread then again sorry 4 consuming ur precious time.
bye ,
Wish u success today and tomorrow !
sushant.
 
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Sushant,
Thanks a lot for both the posting of this thread and the email.
I m sure that apart from myself all the other aspirants will appreciate your efforts. This is the only site I found where after passing SCJP2 people are ever ready to help the other asprants out. Kudos to such spirits!
Thanks again,
Mamta
 
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sushant:
Thats a very motivational and helpful mail.
I probably will keep reading it whenever needed.
Thanks for the good words.
All the best in your future endavours.
Regds.
- satya
 
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Sushant,
Thank you for your words of wisdom. Your effort is greatly appreciated.
Ajith
 
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Hi sushant,
Thanks for sharing your ideas. It sure is a very helpful information.
Thanks and Best wishes.
Suma
 
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Sushant,
That's a highly inspirational message!! That too at this time (I am taking my exam, coming Saturday, 27th), I felt highly motivated!! Thank you,
Regards,
Suresh.
 
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