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I have passed the SCJA with an 83%

 
Todd Patrick
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EDIT: Sorry, I posted this to the wrong forum.


I passed the SCJA today with an 83%.

Woo Hoo!

Anyway, the UML questions were not what I expected, in other words I should have studied other UML materials than what was in McKenzie's two books.

A topic that made me sit back in my chair was something along the following lines:

What is the result of running the following:

class Smudge{
public void main(){
System.out.print("I like to smudge.");
}
}


Does it compile? Yes, it does.

Does it output "I like to smudge"? No.

Does it throw an error at runtime? Yes. The error is "Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: main", but the listed option falls into the line of "Does it error at runtime." The Java VM requires that the class you execute with it have a main method at which to begin execution of your application.

Otherwise, the rest of the exam was as expected. Again, I only used McKenzie's two books.
 
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Congratulations! I'm so glad my books could play a small part in your success.

Great Score!

-Cameron McKenzie
 
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Cameron Wallace McKenzie wrote:Congratulations! I'm so glad my books could play a small part in your success.

Great Score!

-Cameron McKenzie


Thank you. It wasn't a small part by any means, the books are extremely helpful.
 
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Congrats
 
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Congrats!
 
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Congrats Buddy . Give me suggestion to get high score....
 
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ramesh rocks wrote:Congrats Buddy . Give me suggestion to get high score....


McKenzie's two books are a must. I've posted a few corrections to the books in this forum as well.

I did not do well in the UML questions, I wish I had looked at different information on UML. The text based UML questions were somewhat easy to figure out by the process of elimination based on the knowledge gained in McKenzie's books, but the UML diagrams were tricky and beyond what was discussed in McKenzie's book.

In other words, take other people's advice in this forum and look at other UML documentation and/or guides.

For the code based questions:

  • Understand logical operators: || and &&
  • Understand the Unary and Postfix operators.
  • Loops - for, while, do
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    Diego Raets
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    I also passed my SCJA exam yesterday (88%)

    Study material:
    - McKenzie's books (especially the mock questions were of a big help !)
    - http://www.scribd.com/doc/7214872/hfooassociateuml
     
    S Sandy
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    My Heartiest Congratulations Todd!!
     
    Tony Cagle
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    I have Cameron's two books and I have been studying off and on for a while. I also have UML Distilled which I use for work often, but it covers lots of topics like Use Cases and Sequence diagrams. While I use these a lot at work (I am a general-purpose architect), what specific UML diagrams are covered on the exam? i.e. what parts of UML Distilled should I use to supplement Cameron's books?

    Thanks,
    Tony

    From Amazon's book description:
    Topics covered: UML basics, analysis and design, outline development (software development process), inception, elaboration, managing risks, construction, transition, use case diagrams, class diagrams, interaction diagrams, collaborations, state diagrams, activity diagrams, physical diagrams, patterns, and refactoring basics.
     
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    Congrats, champion!
     
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