Core Spring 4.2 Certification Mock Exam

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Free mock exam for the Spring Professional certification based on the Spring Core 4.2 course

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Question 1

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Given the following Spring configuration file, what is the correct answer: <bean class="com.spring.service.MyServiceImpl"> <property name="repository" ref="jpaDao"/> </bean> <bean class="com.spring.repository.JpaDao"/>
Answer
  • The first declared bean MyServiceImpl is missing an id must be named myService
  • The second declared bean JpaDao is missing an id must be named jpaDao
  • Answers 1 and 2 are both rights
  • Answers 1 and 2 are both wrong

Question 2

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Given the Spring configuration file, which are the correct statements? <bean class="com.spring.service.BankServiceImpl" p:bankName="NationalBank"> </bean>
Answer
  • The p namespace has to be declared
  • Bean id is bankServiceImpl
  • The BankServiceImpl references a NationalBank bean
  • NationalBank is a scalar value

Question 3

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What the name of the bean defined in the following configuration class? Select a single answer. @Configuration public class ApplicationConfig { @Autowired private DataSource dataSource; @Bean ClientRepository clientRepository() { ClientRepository accountRepository = new JpaClientRepository(); accountRepository.setDataSource(dataSource); return accountRepository; } }
Answer
  • JpaClientRepository
  • jpaClientRepository
  • clientRepository
  • Two beans are defined: a data souce and a repository

Question 4

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How could you externalize constants from a Spring configuration file or a Spring annotation into a .properties file? Select one or more answers
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  • By using the <util:constant /> tag
  • By declaring the ConstantPlaceholderConfigurer bean post processor
  • By using the <context:property-placeholder /> tag
  • By using the c: namespace

Question 5

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What statement is not correct in live environment? Select a unique answer.
Answer
  • Constuctor and properties autowiring in the same bean are not compatible
  • A bean should have a default or a no-args constructor
  • The <constructor-arg> tag could take type, name and index to reduce ambiguity
  • None of the above
  • All of the above

Question 6

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What are the right affirmations about the @PostConstruct, @Resource and the @PreDestroy annotations?
Answer
  • Those annotations are specified in the JSR-250
  • The Spring Framework embedded those annotations
  • The <context:component-scan> tag enable them
  • The <context:annotation-config > tag enable them
  • Declaring the CommonAnnotationBeanPostProcessor enable them

Question 7

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What is/are typically case(s) where you usually need to manually instantiated an ApplicationContext?
Answer
  • In a web application
  • In an integration test running with the SpringJUnit4ClassRunner
  • In a standalone application started with a main method
  • None of the above

Question 8

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Select the right statement about referring a Spring configuration file inside the package com.example.myapp in the below example? ApplicationContext context = new ClassPathXmlApplicationContext("classpath:/com.example.myapp.config.xml");
Answer
  • The classpath: prefix could be omitted
  • Package name using the dot character is not well formatted
  • The slash character preceding com.example could be omit
  • All of the above
  • None of the above

Question 9

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How to auto-inject into a field a Spring bean by its name? Select one or more answer choices.
Answer
  • With the name attribute of the @Autowired annotation
  • By using the single @Qualifier annotation
  • By using both the @Autowired and the @Qualifier Spring annotations
  • By using the @Autowired annotation and naming the field with the bean name

Question 10

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What are the main advantages of using interfaces when designing business services? Select one or more answer choices.
Answer
  • Mocking or stubbing the service
  • Be able to use the Spring auto-injection
  • Can do dependency checking
  • Loosely coupled code

Question 11

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Select one or many correct answers about Spring bean life cycle.
Answer
  • The method annotated with @PostConstruct is called after bean instantiation and before properties setting of the bean
  • The method @PreDestroy of a prototype bean is called when the bean is garbage collected
  • 1. The init() method declared in the init-method attribute of a bean is called before the afterPropertiesSet callback method of the InitializingBean interface
  • 1. The method annotated with @PostConstruct is called before the afterPropertiesSet callback method of the InitializingBean interface

Question 12

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Given the following configuration class, what are the correct affirmations? Select one or more answers. public class ApplicationConfig { private DataSource dataSource; @Autowired public ApplicationConfig(DataSource dataSource) { this.dataSource = dataSource; } @Bean(name="clientRepository") ClientRepository jpaClientRepository() { return new JpaClientRepository(); } }
Answer
  • Configuration annotation is missing
  • Default or no-arg constructor is missing
  • @Bean name is ambiguous
  • @Bean scope is prototype

Question 13

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What are the features of the XML <context:namespace? Select one or many answers.
Answer
  • @Transactional annotation scanning
  • @Aspect annotation detection enabling
  • @Autowired annotation enabling
  • @Component annotation scanning

Question 14

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Select one or more correct statements about developing integration test with Spring support.
Answer
  • A new Spring context is created for each test class
  • To get a reference on the bean you want to test, you have to call the getBean() method of the Spring context
  • Spring context configuration could be inherited from the super class
  • 1. The Spring context configuration file has to be provided to the @ContextConfiguration annotation

Question 15

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What are the main advantage(s) for using Spring when writing integration tests?
Answer
  • Reuse Spring configuration files of the application
  • Create mock or stub
  • Be able to use the rollback after the test pattern
  • Use dependency injection

Question 16

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What are the main advantage(s) for using Spring when writing unit tests?
Answer
  • Reuse Spring configuration files of the application
  • Use dependency injection
  • Provide some mocks for servlet classes
  • All of the above
  • None of the above

Question 17

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What is right about the Spring test module?
Answer
  • It provides an abstraction layer for the main open source mock frameworks
  • Provides the @Mock annotation
  • It dynamically generates mock objects
  • All of the above
  • None of the above

Question 18

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Select correct statement(s) about transactional support of the Spring test module.
Answer
  • Transaction manager could be set within the @TransactionConfiguration annotation
  • Method annotated with @Before is executed outside of the test’s transaction
  • Spring test may rollback the transaction of a service configured with the REQUIRES_NEW propagation
  • The transaction of a method annotated with the @Rollback annotation with its default values is rolled back after the method has completed

Question 19

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Considering 2 classes AccountServiceImpl and ClientServiceImpl. Any of these 2 classes inherits from each other. What is the result of the following pointcut expression? execution(* *..AccountServiceImpl.update(..)) && execution(* *..ClientServiceImpl.update(..))
Answer
  • Matches public update methods of the 2 classes, whatever the arguments
  • Matches any update methods of the 2 classes, whatever the arguments and method visibility
  • Matches any update methods of the 2 classes, with one more arguments and whatever method visibility
  • No joint point is defined

Question 20

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Using the Spring AOP framework, what is the visibility of the method matches by the following join point? @Pointcut("execution(* *(..))") private void anyOperation() {};
Answer
  • All methods, whereas their visibility
  • All methods, except private method
  • Protected and public methods
  • Public methods

Question 21

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What are the 2 correct statements about AOP proxy?
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  • AOP proxies are created by Spring in order to implement the aspect contracts
  • AOP proxies are always created with a JDK dynamic proxy
  • Only classes that implements a least one interface could be proxied
  • All methods could be proxied
  • Proxies are created by a BeanPostProcessor

Question 22

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What is an after throwing advice? Select a unique answer.
Answer
  • Advice that could throw an exception
  • Advice to be executed if a method exits by throwing an exception
  • Advice that executes before a join point
  • Spring does not provide this type of advice

Question 23

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What is an after returning advice? Select a unique answer.
Answer
  • Advice to be executed regardless of the means by which a join point exits
  • Advice that surrounds a method invocation and can perform custom behavior before and after the method invocation
  • Advice to be executed before method invocation
  • Advice to be executed after a join point completes without throwing an exception

Question 24

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What is an advice? Select a unique answer.
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  • An action taken by an aspect at a particular join point
  • A point during the execution of a program
  • An aspect and a pointcut
  • A predicate that matches join points

Question 25

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What is a pointcut? Select the single answer.
Answer
  • Code to execute at a join point
  • An expression to identify joinpoints
  • An advice and a jointpoint
  • None of the above

Question 26

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Select method’s signatures that match with the following pointcut: execution(* com.test.service..*.*(*))
Answer
  • void com.test.service.MyServiceImpl#transfert(Money amount)
  • void com.test.service.MyServiceImpl#transfert(Account account, Money amount)
  • void com.test.service.account.MyServiceImpl#transfert(Money amount)
  • void com.test.service.account.MyServiceImpl#transfert(Account account, Money amount)
  • None of the above

Question 27

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What are the unique right answer about Spring AOP support?
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  • An advice could proxied a constructor’s class
  • A pointcut could select methods that have a custom annotation
  • Static initialization code could be targeted by a point cut
  • Combination of pointcuts by &&, || and the ! operators is not supported

Question 28

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Using the Spring AOP framework, what are the joinpoint methods of the following pointcut expressions? execution(public * *(..))
Answer
  • The execution of all public method
  • The execution of all public method returning a value
  • The execution of all public method having at least one parameter
  • The execution of all public method in class belonging to the default java package

Question 29

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Why is it a best practice to mark transaction as read-only when code does not write anything to the database? Select one or more answers.
Answer
  • It is mandatory for using Spring exception translation mechanism
  • May be improve performance when using Hibernate
  • Spring optimizes its transaction interceptor
  • Provides safeguards with Oracle and some other databases

Question 30

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What data access technology is supported by the Spring framework? Select one or more answers.
Answer
  • JDBC
  • NoSQL
  • Hibernate
  • JPA

Question 31

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What is not provided by the JdbcTemplate? Select a unique answer.
Answer
  • Data source access
  • Open/close data source connection
  • JDBC exception wrapping into DataAccess Exception
  • JDBC statement execution

Question 32

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Using JdbcTemplate, what is the Spring provided class you will use for result set parsing and merging rows into a single object? Select a unique answer.
Answer
  • RowMapper
  • RowCallbackHandler
  • ResultSetExtractor
  • ResultSetMapper

Question 33

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What configuration is supported by the LocalSessionFactoryBean which supports Hibernate 4 or higher? Select a unique answer.
Answer
  • Listing entity classes annotated with @Entity
  • Scanning a package to detect annotated entity classes (with @Entity)
  • Listing hibernate XML mapping configuration file (.hbm.xml)
  • All above

Question 34

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What is/are incorrect statements about XML declaration of the transaction manager bean? Select one or more answers.
Answer
  • The tx namespace provides JTA transaction manager declaration shortcut syntax
  • Id of the bean has to be transactionManager
  • Depending the application persistence technology, the HibernateTransactionManager or the DataSourceTransactionManager could be used as bean class
  • Default transaction timeout could be given

Question 35

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Assuming @Transactional annotation support is enabled and the transferMoney method is called through a Spring AOP proxy, what is the behavior of the following code sample? @Transactional(propagation=Propagation.REQUIRED) public void transferMoney(Account src, Account target, double amount) { add(src, -amount); add(src, amount); } @Transactional(propagation=Propagation.REQUIRES_NEW) public void add(Account account, Double amount) { // IMPLEMENTATION }
Answer
  • The add() method executes code in a new transaction
  • The add() method uses the transaction of the transferMoney() method
  • When calling the add() method, an exception is thrown
  • Other behavior

Question 36

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Does Spring provide programmatic transaction management? Select a unique answer.
Answer
  • Yes with the TransactionTemplate class
  • Yes with the TransactionService class
  • Yes using the @Transactional bean post processor
  • No

Question 37

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What is the transaction behavior of the PROPAGATION_REQUIRES_NEW mode? Select a unique answer.
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  • If a transaction exists, the current method should run within this transaction. Otherwise, it should start a new transaction and run within its own transaction.
  • If a transaction is in progress, the current method should run within the nested transaction of the existing transaction. Otherwise, a new transaction has to be started and run within its own transaction.
  • The current method must start a new transaction and run within its own transaction. If there is an existing transaction in progress, it is suspended.
  • None of the above

Question 38

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What is the default rollback policy in transaction management?
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  • Rollback for any Exception
  • Rollback for RuntimeException
  • Rollback for checked exceptions
  • Always commit

Question 39

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What could not return a Spring MVC controller? Select a single answer.
Answer
  • An absolute path to the view
  • A logical view name
  • A new JstlView
  • void
  • null value

Question 40

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Where do you cannot declare Spring MVC controller? Select one or more answers.
Answer
  • In a Spring application context XML configuration file
  • Into the web.xml file of the web application
  • Into the java code by using annotations
  • Into the JSP pages

Question 41

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What is the easiest method to write a unit test?
Answer
  • void displayAccount(HttpServletRequest req, HttpServletResponse resp) throws ServletException, IOException
  • void displayAccount(HttpServletRequest req, HttpSession Session) throws ServletException, IOException
  • @RequestMapping("/displayAccount") String displayAccount(@RequestParam("accountId") int id, Model model)
  • 1. @RequestMapping("/displayAccount") String displayAccount(@PathVariable("accountId") int id, Model model)

Question 42

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How could you secure MVC controller with Spring Security? Select a unique answer.
Answer
  • With the @Secured annotation
  • With the @RolesAllowed annotation
  • In a XML security configuration file
  • All of the above
  • None of the above

Question 43

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What are the possible mechanisms provided by Spring Security to store user details? Select one or more correct answers.
Answer
  • Database
  • JAAS
  • LDAP
  • Properties file

Question 44

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What is right about Spring Security configuration and the security namespace? Select one or more correct answers.
Answer
  • The access attribute of the intercept-url tag support both EL and constants together.
  • The patterns declared into the intercept-url tag are analyzed from up to bottom. Winning is the first that matches.
  • The patterns declared into the intercept-url tag use by default the java regex syntax.
  • Security rules may apply depending request parameter

Question 45

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Which of the following is true regarding the below Spring controller? @RestController public class OwnerController { @RequestMapping(value = "/owner/{ownerId}", method = RequestMethod.POST) @ResponseBody public Owner findOwner(@PathVariable("ownerId") int ownerId) { return new Owner(); } }
Answer
  • RequestMethod.GET method is more accurate than POST
  • @PathVariable should be replaced with the @PathParam annotation
  • Returning the 201 HTTP status code is better
  • @ResponseBody could be removed

Question 46

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Which of the following statements is true regarding the @ResponseStatus annotation?
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  • @ResponseStatus is detected on nested exceptions
  • The ExceptionHandlerExceptionResolver uses the @ResponseStatus annotation to map exception to HTTP status code
  • A controller handler is annotated with the @ResponseStatus, the response status set by RedirectView takes precedence over the annotation value.
  • The @ResponseStatus annotation can go on a @RequestMapping method or a @RestController class or a business exception class.

Question 47

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Compared to monolithic application, what are the advantage(s) of microservices?
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  • The base code is easy to understand
  • Imply a simple distributed system
  • Easier deployment
  • Fine-grained scaling

Question 48

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What Spring Cloud provides in a microservices architecture?
Answer
  • A Service Discovery implementation
  • A server for externalized configuration
  • A Dockerfile building an image that runs any Spring Boot application
  • Netflix OSS integration for Spring Boot

Question 49

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What provides Spring Boot?
Answer
  • Support for Jetty and Undertow as embedded containers
  • Java code generation
  • Auto-configuration of the Spring Framework and third libraries
  • Convenient dependency descriptors to load transitive dependencies
  • Support both Java-based and YAML for Spring application context configuration

Question 50

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What is the name of the default environment configuration file of Spring Boot?
Answer
  • application.json
  • configuration.spring
  • configuration.yml
  • configuration.xml
  • application.properties
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