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Help! Need to give OCJP in 3 weeks!

 
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I started learning Java a year back. Bought the book by K&B. Read the book randomly through the year, completed 7/10 chapters till November 2013, got sidetracked by my University exams and now I have three weeks and I feel I've forgotten everything.

How should I go about preparing now?

I want to give it by the second week of February and if possible get 90-100%. Am I too ambitious?

All suggestions and advice are welcome!

Thanks!
 
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You can try attempting mock exams (free or commercial) and see how much you remember. If you score too low, you need more reading and writing code. If score well, then you are good to go
 
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Hi Amitoj,

Welcome to CodeRanch!

Well, it is possible, but it depends much more upon your proficiency with Java programming. If you are writing lot of Java code - day in, day out - then I don't think it will be difficult.

As Paul has mentioned, a mock exam will give you general idea about your preparation (and weak areas - on which you need to focus more).

I would recommend a plan as:
1) Start with a mock exam - identify your strengths and weaknesses
2) Actual preparation - make sure you are thorough with all required areas - theoretically (reading) and practically (writing code)
3) Close the study with few more mock exams - at this stage you should be getting good score on mock exam

All the Best!
 
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Thanks Paul and Anayonkar,

Gave a mock exam and got a disastrous result of 24%

I'm really worried and confused now.

I have to give the exam by March first week, my voucher expires by then.
 
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