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How important is NIO2 for the cert?

 
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This is the only chapter which I am facing the maximum problems in. I know it's counterintuitive given it's logically the simplest of the chapters but the huge number of methods and which one throws which exception are just too much. I've already gone through the chapter in the OCP book twice now but I can't, for the life of me, remember all the methods and which exceptions they throw. It's extremely confusing when combined with I/O. Paths, Path, Files, File and the exceptions all over the place. Sorry if that sounded like a rant but my exam is this Friday and this chapter has me freaking out.  
P.S. How do you deal with exam anxiety?  
 
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Vimugdh,
Take a deep breadth. Ok, better I hope.

NIO is on the exam. It's not a major part of it though. Now if you said you were having trouble with streams or modules, you'd have something to worry about.
 
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I just hope the questions in the exam are as kind as you Jeanne.

I've pretty much nailed down modules and as for streams, I got a 96/150 on the very first go at your new practice test book, most of the mistakes being due to lack of attention lol. I'll go through them again. Streams are fine I guess. I am currently going through my third trip with the NIO2 chapter in hopes of remembering everything.  
 
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Vimugdh Lall wrote:. . . I got a 96/150 on the very first go at your new practice test book . . .

That isn't “pretty much nailed” at all. That is, “lots more work required.” You will probably get much better marks once you put that work in however
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:

Vimugdh Lall wrote:. . . I got a 96/150 on the very first go at your new practice test book . . .

That isn't “pretty much nailed” at all. That is, “lots more work required.” You will probably get much better marks once you put that work in however



lol I said that because the mistakes I made in the questions were very silly. Nothing due to lack of understanding the topic. But yes, you're right. Glossing over the gotchas in the questions aren't going to fetch me any marks even if I've understood everything. So yes, promptly getting back to it.  
 
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