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Hi,

Does anyone of you can help me out in listing what are all the important APIs that I should thoroughly refer for the exam?
While taking test in ExamLab I come across some new functions which were not defined in K & B.

Thanks in advance,
Saumya
 
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According to me Collections and all related classes and interfaces should be referred, Strings and String Buffers, File, BufferedReader/Writer...
Exceptions-Runtime and Compile time...
 
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Just look at the objectives.
 
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Hi Saumya,

We believe that we cover about 110% of what's on the exam. Of course, if anyone knows of an API method we don't cover please tell us, but at this point we're pretty confident that if it's not in the book, it's not on the exam.

hth,

Bert
 
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Bert Bates wrote:Hi Saumya,

We believe that we cover about 110% of what's on the exam. Of course, if anyone knows of an API method we don't cover please tell us, but at this point we're pretty confident that if it's not in the book, it's not on the exam.

hth,

Bert



Hi Bert,

It's a pleasure to talk to you. I really respect you and your book. I have learnt a lot from the book and I am Thankful for it. I was just curious that if there is something which I am missing (or) if I need to refer other than the functions specified in the book. Actually, when I was taking test on ExamLab. I came across some new functions which I was not aware of. Few following functions(which I remember at the moment) are :
1.)Console.reader()
2.)Console.writer()
3.)before() (in Date class)
4.)Calendar.roll() (This is specified but not explained)
5.)Calendar.add() (This is specified but not explained)
6.)Also, the hierarchy of cheked exceptions in Exceptions in detail. I am not sure if I need to refer that or not.

Thanks,
Saumya
 
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Well the Calendar methods you mentioned are in the book. And as far as the others go, when mock exam writers make their mocks they often include methods that they're not sure are in the real exam, just to be safe. The end result is that a lot of mock exams test you on topics that aren't in the actual exam.

I think that if you ask on this forum other ranchers can tell you which mocks most closely follow the real exam.

hth,

Bert
 
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Bert Bates wrote:Well the Calendar methods you mentioned are in the book. And as far as the others go, when mock exam writers make their mocks they often include methods that they're not sure are in the real exam, just to be safe. The end result is that a lot of mock exams test you on topics that aren't in the actual exam.

I think that if you ask on this forum other ranchers can tell you which mocks most closely follow the real exam.

hth,

Bert




Enum's ordinal() function is not explained or even mentioned anywhere AFAIK, however it's on the Learn Key's Master Exam practice suite which I believe are to be exam questions, no? It's funny; I read this post and then just five minutes later a question with this function came up.

I also noticed that some of the practice tests have mistakes. I emailed a few to McGraw Hill for you to review..

I'll just mention them briefly: one piece of code in an answer for the self test has getBidValue instead of getValue so when you compile, it fails, the answer is not compilation fails

Another has the answer printed wrong.

Your book is helpful indeed but, I don't trust it as a study guide.. Every time I get an answer wrong I have to think about whether it's really me getting it wrong or the book just being wrong..

Most of the time, of course, it's me, however, keep in mind, there are mistakes in this book.
 
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See Furst wrote:

Bert Bates wrote:Well the Calendar methods you mentioned are in the book. And as far as the others go, when mock exam writers make their mocks they often include methods that they're not sure are in the real exam, just to be safe. The end result is that a lot of mock exams test you on topics that aren't in the actual exam.

I think that if you ask on this forum other ranchers can tell you which mocks most closely follow the real exam.

hth,

Bert




Enum's ordinal() function is not explained or even mentioned anywhere AFAIK, however it's on the Learn Key's Master Exam practice suite which I believe are to be exam questions, no? It's funny; I read this post and then just five minutes later a question with this function came up.

I also noticed that some of the practice tests have mistakes. I emailed a few to McGraw Hill for you to review..

I'll just mention them briefly: one piece of code in an answer for the self test has getBidValue instead of getValue so when you compile, it fails, the answer is not compilation fails

Another has the answer printed wrong.

Your book is helpful indeed but, I don't trust it as a study guide.. Every time I get an answer wrong I have to think about whether it's really me getting it wrong or the book just being wrong..

Most of the time, of course, it's me, however, keep in mind, there are mistakes in this book.



While we're on the subject. Who said that run() is defined in Thread.. Thread IMPLEMENTS run() but run() is defined in the Runnable interface..

<rant>

This is why I hate these damn standardized tests.. they trick you with some stupid switch of the definition of terms...

This comes in regard to a question... Which methods are defined in class Thread?

A definition in my mind is different from an implementation.. An implemention is HOW SOMETHING IS DONE... Thread defined how it does run(). However the signature of run() is how I would deem it defined. This is defined in interface Runnable..



stupid tests and their stupid terms.. I'm going to fail because Oracle and I don't agree on terms..

@#$@# Oracle and their horse!

</rant>
 
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