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Hi all,
I am new to this board.I am planning to write java certification test in august.please advice me in writing test.
I know fundamentals of java,wrote few applets and applications on my own.
at present i am reading barry boone 1.1
thanks,
greddy
 
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greddy:
Welcome to the ranch.
Get the fundas straight(no maybe, i think kind of stuff),
do some mock exams, participate in discussions, search
for topics of your intrest from previous discussions ....
and the list goes on ....
What other say....
and here
Mind you, days fly....August is not too far off.
All the best.
Regds.
- madhav
 
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greddy,
Welcome to the Ranch. You are in the right place Read atleast two books( the more the better, ) do all mock exams( try to score more than 90% ), and come to the Ranch atleast once a day.
Ask questions, try to answer questions posted by others.
Good luck( and hope to see you around )
Ajith
 
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Barry Boone 1.1 is good. It helped me significantly for the Java 2 exam. But I would also recommend:
The Complete Java 2 Certification Study Guide by Simon Roberts, et al (Hardcover - July 1999)
Amazon.com Price: $34.99
Java 2 (Exam Cram) by Bill Brogden, William B. Brogden (Paperback )
Amazon.com Price: $23.99
I really don't think you'd need anything more. Sure, you should also take good mock exams available for free on the Web. And if you have a lot of money, you could buy the commercially available preparation tools.
We have both types of tools listed here in http://www.javaranch.com/mock.html
 
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Greedy,
One thing I followed during the preparation was made a note of each and every mock test I took in a text file. This really helped me to gauge where I stand. I started from the easier ones and and latter with the medium and harder ones. These are the point I noted.
Date&time /MockExamName /totQstns /totCorrect /%got /which area to studymore/ what mistakes made/ what learnt new/
In my opinion this growth chart REALLY REALLY helps to see us ourself as a third person.
regds
maha anna
 
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Thanks madhav,Ajith,Tony Alicea,maha anna
Thank you very much for ur feed back
greddy
 
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