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I have got 5 days to go for my exam.Read Khalid Mughal twice.Ordered K&B book few weeks ago, which arrived just yesterday.I am thinking of reading each chapter from Khalid Mughal + go through the exam watches & 2-min drills in K&B + give the K&B self-test and Dan's single topic tests each day in this last week.I didn't take any mock exams uptil now except from khalid mughal in which i scored only 62 %.
Is it wise to use my remaining time as stated above.I want to increase my score, but i have got very less time as my voucher is expiring.I welcome your suggestions.

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You've done very well!I always have little time!...

I just wonder if the full name of K&B is [Sun certified Programmer&Developer for java 2]?authorize by Kathy Sierra Bert Bates?
 
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Take as many mock exams as possible, and use these to identify your weak points. Use these as learning tools: For each question you miss, write your own code to verify the answer and reinforce the concepts. If you're missing questions due to memorization, then find a way to solidify these details.

For example, you might think of a sentence in which the words start with b, s, (c), i, l, f, d to memorize primitive conversion order. (I put 'c' in parentheses because both a short and a char can convert to int, although a short cannot convert to char. How you address that detail is up to you.) Here's an example: Bytecode says, "I logically figure decisions." -or (including char)- Bytecode says, "Can I logically figure decisions?" Use whatever works for you.

To remember important escape sequences, you might use "Big Farms Need Red Tractors" to remember /b, /f, /n, /r, /t (backspace, form feed, new line, return, and tab).

Anyway, if you learn from your mistakes, your scores on the mock exams should gradually improve over the week and prepare you for the real exam.
 
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Thanks a lot Marc.I too feel that giving mock exams would prepare me more in these last few days than reading from books.I will try to give as many mock exams as possible.
 
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Hi,

All the best Janaki. I am also planning to take SCJP1.4 next week.

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Shyam Ramineni
 
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Good Luck to you too!!
 
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