Hi all of you !
I just passed my examination this morning in Hamburg with a score of 84%.
Some experiences I made:
- Yes, there were many questions regarding threads and I/O. The distribution was quite similar to those posted in the last few days by others.
- The range between easy and hard question was very wide. There were questions which took me 15 seconds and others with lots of code which took me more than 2 minutes.
- The hardest questions weren't those with lots of code (they were time-consuming but not too hard)
- Be fast! The time that you have at the end to review the marked questions is really valuable as you get some ideas by the later questions and answers. I had about 20 minutes left and that was enough to review all my twenty marked questions.
- Don't expect a quiet room where you sit on your own ! I had three other candidates with me writing on other things. One wall of the exam-room was only half the room length. The remaining was open to the lobby of the company. And from time to time it was quite loud there. (If you are going to take your exam in Hamburg, you may contact me about that!
- Though it's an excellent book, reading RHE (and practicing the tests) is not enough. Practice as many mock's as you can and try to find those with lots of code, with I/O and threads. But don't neglect the basics like overriding, overloading and variable initialization. And code,code,code... it's time-consuming but efficient. You remember things much better.
- The evening before you take your exam, try the roundup-game here at this site. It's funny and not too hard. So it gives you the right self-confidence to have a good night before you take your exam.
Thanks, you all for discussing very valuable questions and give me the right information about the exam.
Thanks Javaranch - just the site I needed.
Now, let's see what the local companies say to my applications. If they care about SCJP at all.
Stefan email@example.com It's party time...
[This message has been edited by Stefan Seeba (edited October 26, 2000).]