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SCJP2 Exam

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I am planning to take SCJP2 in a couple of weeks. Has anyone taken the exam recently or know someone who has?
1. What % of the questions are difficult, moderately difficult and straightforward?
2. Are people tested on IO, Collections API such as signature
of methods, their arguments and all possible forms of I/O, since
there are many and a number of combinations
3. How heavily are people tested on AWT, it seems for SCJP2, stress is on fundas and less GUI?
4. Also, since there are more code samples, are they very long?, since that would take time to interpret
Appreciate your comments,

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Hello sfba74!
I am proud and happy to say that I last week passed the SCJP exam. With my experience I will try to answer your questions as good as I possibly can:
1. This is quite different from exam to exam, as the questions are picked/drafted from a huge pool of questions, so you never know really. But on my exam I would say that approximately 20% were straight forward, 50% moderately difficult, and 30% were difficult.
2. I would say that in I/O you need to do some testing with the different streams, readers and writers, just to get some exerience from it. But the questions I got were quite easy and mainly focused on the constructors.
Collections API, well I only got 3 questions on this part and they were all down to basics, so if you've got a good understaning of the API you will be well prepared (atleast I was).
3. Yes you are so right. The fundamentals are of main concern in the exam, the only questions I got in AWT was on event handling and the Layout Managers. No qestions what so ever on the components etc. But still I feel that you should have a basic understanding of components as well, as this will make you feel more confident in your knowledge and if you, towards my experience, would encounter any question considering components you will be able to deal with them.
4. Don't worry about the time, you will have plenty of it! Most of the code examples are 5-13 lines. I got approx. 10 longer code questions (15-25 lines).
If you have any more questions, don't hesitate to reply!
Good Luck and May the Force Be With You!
Dominic Steng�rd
Sun Certified Java Programmer
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Your name "sfba" 74 does not comply with the JavaRanch naming policy. Please choose one that meets the requirements.

Ajith Kallambella M.
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java�2 Platform.
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Thanks Dominic, really appreciate ur comments
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