Thanks a lot Dave Vick,Manish Hatwalne ,Ashik uzzaman ,ersin eser
Jim Petersen( All the Best , Jim )
,Valentin Crettaz ,Gagan Indus ,peter parker
Shyamsundar Gururaj and Paul Anil.
Thank you all for showing your confidence in me. I will definitely
hang around this site for the time to come. Yeah though i thought
of taking a four days break Ashik, i am back in my office !!!
About I/O and java.util. you should be thorough with all the constructors
What i used to do , every alternate morning take about 1 hr and write down all the known constructors and methods for java.io or java.util packages. Initially you can look into the book, the next day try notting down without looking into it. But do make it a POINT to WRITE down.
Also you can do the same thing for java.lang package classes, specifically methods of String, String Buffer and Math. More of memory retention sort of thing. But do this exercise for some time, definitely helps.
Also parameter passing between methods specifically for string and
stringbuffers should be clear. ( Well though i think i lost out
one question on it ). The like-a, has-a type relationships should
be also clear.
Regarding the mock exams i took, i referred to an extensive
listing of all the available mock exams at the below site. http://www.geocities.com/nityananda_mukherjee
You can refer to Maha Anna's page on this site, gives a very
good listing of all the mock exams, around 44 or something.
Try out all possible mock exams. Ofcourse leave out Marcus test for the last three weeks.
Do work out the mistakes from all the past exams, try out giving exam
on alternate day maybe, so that in between you can correct and work
around the problems.
Also as i mentioned acc. to me JQPlus is good enough, very
good coverage of all the concepts , good explanation. ( In case
you plan to purchase you can go for this one.). The level of questions
ofcourse is quite close to the real one. So go ahead with it Peter ..
If possible refer to maybe just one book, the JLS, the JDK API.
and some good mock test engine.
Hope all this can help all those aspiring for the exam.
Thanks once again.
SCJP2 ( Great feeling to write this at the end !! )