Bailey Klinger

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Alot of practice exams I have seen include more methods than those you listed, but on the real exam I only found those listed in the Objectives, and there were very few questions on them. Better to focus your studying on IO and Threads.
guess the prayer worked (as well as the good sleep). 89%, yipeeee. Lots of IO and Threading questions like everyone says, but it didn't seem any harder than the practice tests for the pre-October 2000 exam.

(I think i'm going to celebrate by having a ceremonial fire using Exam Cram as the fuel)
a good sleep..... It was long enough, but I didn't know it was possible to have dreams all about converting/casting rules, and other ins and outs of Java!
3hrs, 4mins. Maybe time for a quick prayer too...
23 hours, 30 minutes until I write the exam. What should I be doing during my last few hours to help maximize my chances of passing (besides getting a good sleep)? (practice tests, review some of Exam Cram...)
Thanks for your help
(now 23 hours, 28 minutes...)
I know I need to do alot of practice code to learn the syntax and such, what I was talking about is working on problem-specific algorithms. It seems like that would not be as productive a use of time.
Hi all. I know everyone says that to learn java well you need to spend alot of time writing your own code and learning from your mistakes.
In the exam, however, we don't actually write our own code as I understand it (I could be wrong). My question is this: in preparing for the exam, wouldn't it be better to spend most of my time reading and understanding code written by others, like we have to do on the exam, rather than pulling my hair out spending days figuring out and writing a program to solve a problem specific to one exercise (like turning numbers like 999,999,999,999 into words)? I'm talking just in terms of exam preparation.
The reviews I have read seem to indicate that Mughal's (SP?) book contained more info than required. It seems that if I want to learn java more thuroughly, go for Mughal, but if I want to pass the exam as effeciently as possible, go for the other one. Is this an accurate belief?
I apologize if this topic has already been discussed, but I could not find it. I have seen lots of books and read lots of opinions and reviews, but I would like to know from those who have completed the exam:
which exam prep book is the best (i.e. little extraneous info, lots of practice tests, clear explanations, few errors, etc)?
(Thanks in advance for saving me 50-100 bucks on a bad book)
Are there any.... unofficial trial versions available on the net?
I am looking for the same type of info, but the link provided above does not seem to work for me.
Are there any other places to look?
Practice makes perfect I guess - thanks for your help.
-Bailey
Hi. I have made an agreement with my university coordinator to complete the Java 2 Programmer Exam before the end of December. I have taken a university class in C++ (& OOP), and a VB course, but other than that, I have no other programming experience. I am teaching myself Java out of a book (Ivor Horton's Beginning Java 2), and have completed the Java basics already (variables, calculations, decisions/loops, arrays/strings) and have just started classes.
I have looked at the exam aims from the sun website, but I am trying to get an idea from others who have done the exam: did I bite off more than I can chew? Is five hours a week for 6 months sufficient, or have I screwed myself ?
Thanks for your advice, it is greatly appreciated.
-Bailey
Hello everyone. I have taken a few programming courses at university and am teaching myself Java for a self-directed course (Basically, I need to complete the certification exam by December 2001).
I picked up Horton's Beginning Java 2 book and have gone through a couple hundred pages already. Its good, but there are not enough exercises for my liking (only about four per 60 page chapter).
I have found the Cattle Ranch, and am beginning to work through those problems, however I would like to work on some more practice problems as I go through the book. Where else on the net can I find exercises with solutions available? (exercises that start off easy and get incrementally harder would be best as I want to do them while I am learning the language rather then all at the end)
Thanks for your help!
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