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Hi Archana...
Congratulations...
Multi-tasking must have been very difficult.
Can you please send me your JLS notes to
mahesha.pandit@ntlworld.com?
Enjoy!
Regards
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Hi Archana,
I am planning to take the exam next week, so can you send me the JLS notes...I would really appreciate that.
Thanks in advance
Neena Shah
 
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it's me again...forgot to add my email id : csn40@yahoo.com
Guess I'm really tense and nervous.....
Neena
 
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Congratulations on passing
Plesae send me JLS notes my email address is
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Congratulations! Could you send me your notes on JLS to judyz20@hotmail.com?
Thanks.
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Originally posted by arch correa:
hi everyone,
let me introduce myself. my name is archana and i've been a silent spectator to
the discussions at javaranch. i came upon this grrrreeaaaat site by chance, and
boy, am i glad i did !!!
i passed with 71% today. not a great score as some we see, but not bad either.
what say ??
ok, now about the exam itself.
it wasn't too tough. i'd probably rate it around 7 (with 10 being toughest)
like every1 b4 me said, the language is good, no tricky stuff. it's also quite
similar to marcus green's mock tests.
time is more than enuf, i finished in 40 min (i am a voracious reader, so my speed is real good, even otherwise) and then took another 25-30 min to review and scratch my head over some thread questions. i still had time to spare, but i ended the test
with 20 min to spare, coz i couldn't think any more.
there were lots of questions on threads, io, overloading/overriding, loops, etc
here is the breakup of topic wise questions
declarations and access control - 4
flow control & exception handling- 6-7
garbage collection- 1
language fundamentals- 7-8
operators and assignments- 7-8
overloading, overriding....- 8-9
threads- 7
java.awt- 4
java.lang- 4
java.util- 3
java.io- 5-6
in threads, most of the questions were related to synchronization (wait, notify)
threads was my weak point (just 57%)
in IO, you definitely have to know the constructors very well. i studied this
from Complete Reference (Patrick Naughton), and i got 80%
i got 100% in awt and overloading/overriding.
in awt, you have to practice lots of codes, like add components using 1 layout, then change the layout (check some mock tests like abhilash's, they have very good questions on awt)
overloading/overriding questtons, language fundamentals, declarations, etc
i found to be very basic, and hardly took any time to finish these sections.
for loops, if u can crack the stuff in jawroski's applet, then the test will be a breeze.
util questions were very basic.
gc has just 1 question which i got wrong !!
another thing i noticed too, the questions come in the same order as the objectives.
so it's better to finish the first few sections as fast as u can, coz u're definitely
going to need time for threads and io

total prep time - 2 months (average 4 hrs a week, coz i'm married, and also working as a project lead on a java project, so lots of overtime + household chores to boot)
+ 3 days intensive prep b4 exam (approx 6-8 hrs daily for 3 days)
books i used :
1. RHE - i think this is sufficient
2. after 2 rounds of RHE, started with Complete Reference. this goes a lot deeper.
3. lots of notes i collected from the internet (Marcus Green, Jyoti Krishnan,
Raji Swami, Desboro, Dylan Walsh, Kai)
4. JLS (this is a must !!) made some of my own notes from JLS. i can post this if anyone needs it.
5. i did about 25 mock tests from maha anna's page. of these, about 17-18 in the
last 3 days b4 the exam. scores kept rising towards the last few tests.
6. for threads, i went thru the discussions on maha anna's page, the sun tutorial
(this is good too), and Complete Reference.
7. i played the rules round up at javaranch 3 times yest and once today and got 97% avg. it's the cutest way for a fast review of concepts!!
I wish to thank everyone at javaranch for all the help i got.
and I am really really grateful for having the sweetest in-laws, esp, my mom-in-law, who encouraged me a lot. my husband too is a s/w professional, but not a java guy.
he's more into VB and microsoft technologies, and we have a lot of fun debates on
java vs microsoft. i actually understood a lot of concepts clearly during these sessions, bcoz he kept asking me so many questions which i wouldnt even think of.
tmrw, i'm going to be joining my next job !! i'm going to be working on wap, wml, ejb, bluetooth.
i dont know if i should go for the developer or architect exams.
actually i dont know much about the architect exam. also, i heard sun has some sort
of certification for enterprise dev. can someone help me here ??
i hope my long long story is useful to atleast a few people.
thanks again everyone.
please feel free to ask any questions/doubts and if any1 needs my notes on JLS,
just ask.
i'm off to celebrate !!

 
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hi archana,
Congrats !!! I know how difficult it is to concentrate on both
Certification Examination and also household chores.(That'swhat I am doin') I'm sure you would have needed lots of energy and hardwork.
I am now need of a help. You said that you took notes from the
internet can you send the urls to my email id.
ie priyaind@usa.net
This will be very helpful to follow your study pattern.
Also let me know if you have any notes relevent to the exam point of view.
thanx and bye
priya raaj
 
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hi archana,
Congrats !!! I know how difficult it is to concentrate on both
Certification Examination and also household chores.(That'swhat I am doin') I'm sure you would have needed lots of energy and hardwork.
I am now need of a help. You said that you took notes from the
internet can you send the urls to my email id.
ie priyaind@usa.net
This will be very helpful to follow your study pattern.
Also let me know if you have any notes relevent to the exam point of view.
thanx and bye
priya raaj
 
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Hi Archana,
Congrats!! I am planning to give the exam in a few days.
I would be thankful if you could send me your JLS notes to
vgoli@rediffmail.com

Sagar
 
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Congratulations! It is quite an effort to pass the test for everybody. I am glad that you have got it. By the way, could you pass a copy of the JLS notes to me at
jiapei_jen@yahoo.com
I have heard lots of good comment about the notes. Thanks in advance.
 
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Originally posted by arch correa:
hi everyone,
let me introduce myself. my name is archana and i've been a silent spectator to
the discussions at javaranch. i came upon this grrrreeaaaat site by chance, and
boy, am i glad i did !!!
i passed with 71% today. not a great score as some we see, but not bad either.
what say ??
ok, now about the exam itself.
it wasn't too tough. i'd probably rate it around 7 (with 10 being toughest)
like every1 b4 me said, the language is good, no tricky stuff. it's also quite
similar to marcus green's mock tests.
time is more than enuf, i finished in 40 min (i am a voracious reader, so my speed is real good, even otherwise) and then took another 25-30 min to review and scratch my head over some thread questions. i still had time to spare, but i ended the test
with 20 min to spare, coz i couldn't think any more.
there were lots of questions on threads, io, overloading/overriding, loops, etc
here is the breakup of topic wise questions
declarations and access control - 4
flow control & exception handling- 6-7
garbage collection- 1
language fundamentals- 7-8
operators and assignments- 7-8
overloading, overriding....- 8-9
threads- 7
java.awt- 4
java.lang- 4
java.util- 3
java.io- 5-6
in threads, most of the questions were related to synchronization (wait, notify)
threads was my weak point (just 57%)
in IO, you definitely have to know the constructors very well. i studied this
from Complete Reference (Patrick Naughton), and i got 80%
i got 100% in awt and overloading/overriding.
in awt, you have to practice lots of codes, like add components using 1 layout, then change the layout (check some mock tests like abhilash's, they have very good questions on awt)
overloading/overriding questtons, language fundamentals, declarations, etc
i found to be very basic, and hardly took any time to finish these sections.
for loops, if u can crack the stuff in jawroski's applet, then the test will be a breeze.
util questions were very basic.
gc has just 1 question which i got wrong !!
another thing i noticed too, the questions come in the same order as the objectives.
so it's better to finish the first few sections as fast as u can, coz u're definitely
going to need time for threads and io

total prep time - 2 months (average 4 hrs a week, coz i'm married, and also working as a project lead on a java project, so lots of overtime + household chores to boot)
+ 3 days intensive prep b4 exam (approx 6-8 hrs daily for 3 days)
books i used :
1. RHE - i think this is sufficient
2. after 2 rounds of RHE, started with Complete Reference. this goes a lot deeper.
3. lots of notes i collected from the internet (Marcus Green, Jyoti Krishnan,
Raji Swami, Desboro, Dylan Walsh, Kai)
4. JLS (this is a must !!) made some of my own notes from JLS. i can post this if anyone needs it.
5. i did about 25 mock tests from maha anna's page. of these, about 17-18 in the
last 3 days b4 the exam. scores kept rising towards the last few tests.
6. for threads, i went thru the discussions on maha anna's page, the sun tutorial
(this is good too), and Complete Reference.
7. i played the rules round up at javaranch 3 times yest and once today and got 97% avg. it's the cutest way for a fast review of concepts!!
I wish to thank everyone at javaranch for all the help i got.
and I am really really grateful for having the sweetest in-laws, esp, my mom-in-law, who encouraged me a lot. my husband too is a s/w professional, but not a java guy.
he's more into VB and microsoft technologies, and we have a lot of fun debates on
java vs microsoft. i actually understood a lot of concepts clearly during these sessions, bcoz he kept asking me so many questions which i wouldnt even think of.
tmrw, i'm going to be joining my next job !! i'm going to be working on wap, wml, ejb, bluetooth.
i dont know if i should go for the developer or architect exams.
actually i dont know much about the architect exam. also, i heard sun has some sort
of certification for enterprise dev. can someone help me here ??
i hope my long long story is useful to atleast a few people.
thanks again everyone.
please feel free to ask any questions/doubts and if any1 needs my notes on JLS,
just ask.
i'm off to celebrate !!


Dear Arch,
Congrats and the very best of luck with your new job. I am due to take the CJP very soon and would be grateful of a look at your JLS notes. Hopefully some of your good vibes can rub off on me.
Cheers Eric
 
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Hi Archana
Congrats thats a good score. i am also preparing for SCJP and planning to give it in December end. i would be thankful if u could send me ur JLS notes at deepakmagoo@rediffmail.com
Thanx
Deepak
 
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Hi archana,
I just wanted notes on JLS which you prepared for your exams,please do mail me and my mail id is vasanthi@123india.com.Archana congratulation for your very good performance in the exam.
 
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hi archana,
congrats for passing the exam. i have little experience in java programming and have read the RHE book. i am planning to write the exam next month. i would be glad if you pass on some more info regarding your preparation. could you tell me the number of mock exams that you wrote before the actual exam. and when should i start taking the mock exams.
thanks in advance
rajani
[This message has been edited by rajani peddi (edited December 04, 2000).]
 
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Congratulations.
Secondly I have just been a member and was going through this.
Could you send me your JLS notes ? I am preparing for SCJP exam and hopefully thinking of clearing the same by Dec. end.
Originally posted by arch correa:
hi everyone,
let me introduce myself. my name is archana and i've been a silent spectator to
the discussions at javaranch. i came upon this grrrreeaaaat site by chance, and
boy, am i glad i did !!!
i passed with 71% today. not a great score as some we see, but not bad either.
what say ??
ok, now about the exam itself.
it wasn't too tough. i'd probably rate it around 7 (with 10 being toughest)
like every1 b4 me said, the language is good, no tricky stuff. it's also quite
similar to marcus green's mock tests.
time is more than enuf, i finished in 40 min (i am a voracious reader, so my speed is real good, even otherwise) and then took another 25-30 min to review and scratch my head over some thread questions. i still had time to spare, but i ended the test
with 20 min to spare, coz i couldn't think any more.
there were lots of questions on threads, io, overloading/overriding, loops, etc
here is the breakup of topic wise questions
declarations and access control - 4
flow control & exception handling- 6-7
garbage collection- 1
language fundamentals- 7-8
operators and assignments- 7-8
overloading, overriding....- 8-9
threads- 7
java.awt- 4
java.lang- 4
java.util- 3
java.io- 5-6
in threads, most of the questions were related to synchronization (wait, notify)
threads was my weak point (just 57%)
in IO, you definitely have to know the constructors very well. i studied this
from Complete Reference (Patrick Naughton), and i got 80%
i got 100% in awt and overloading/overriding.
in awt, you have to practice lots of codes, like add components using 1 layout, then change the layout (check some mock tests like abhilash's, they have very good questions on awt)
overloading/overriding questtons, language fundamentals, declarations, etc
i found to be very basic, and hardly took any time to finish these sections.
for loops, if u can crack the stuff in jawroski's applet, then the test will be a breeze.
util questions were very basic.
gc has just 1 question which i got wrong !!
another thing i noticed too, the questions come in the same order as the objectives.
so it's better to finish the first few sections as fast as u can, coz u're definitely
going to need time for threads and io

total prep time - 2 months (average 4 hrs a week, coz i'm married, and also working as a project lead on a java project, so lots of overtime + household chores to boot)
+ 3 days intensive prep b4 exam (approx 6-8 hrs daily for 3 days)
books i used :
1. RHE - i think this is sufficient
2. after 2 rounds of RHE, started with Complete Reference. this goes a lot deeper.
3. lots of notes i collected from the internet (Marcus Green, Jyoti Krishnan,
Raji Swami, Desboro, Dylan Walsh, Kai)
4. JLS (this is a must !!) made some of my own notes from JLS. i can post this if anyone needs it.
5. i did about 25 mock tests from maha anna's page. of these, about 17-18 in the
last 3 days b4 the exam. scores kept rising towards the last few tests.
6. for threads, i went thru the discussions on maha anna's page, the sun tutorial
(this is good too), and Complete Reference.
7. i played the rules round up at javaranch 3 times yest and once today and got 97% avg. it's the cutest way for a fast review of concepts!!
I wish to thank everyone at javaranch for all the help i got.
and I am really really grateful for having the sweetest in-laws, esp, my mom-in-law, who encouraged me a lot. my husband too is a s/w professional, but not a java guy.
he's more into VB and microsoft technologies, and we have a lot of fun debates on
java vs microsoft. i actually understood a lot of concepts clearly during these sessions, bcoz he kept asking me so many questions which i wouldnt even think of.
tmrw, i'm going to be joining my next job !! i'm going to be working on wap, wml, ejb, bluetooth.
i dont know if i should go for the developer or architect exams.
actually i dont know much about the architect exam. also, i heard sun has some sort
of certification for enterprise dev. can someone help me here ??
i hope my long long story is useful to atleast a few people.
thanks again everyone.
please feel free to ask any questions/doubts and if any1 needs my notes on JLS,
just ask.
i'm off to celebrate !!


 
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You've done a fine job. Congratulations.
I'm also preparing for the certification exam. Please send me your JLS notes. It'll be very kind of you. Thanks.
Minakshi
minakshijain@yahoo.com
 
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hi arch,
my hartiest congratulations to a SCJP.
please help me out.please give me ur notes on jls(2 b very true 2 u i even dont know what it means but i am sure it
will help me in my preparations)
if u could suggest me some booksor some mock exams(close 2 the real one),some areas to concentrate .i will be highly
obliged.
please guide me i/o.everybody talk about construtors in i/o
but what exactly is asked in it.

plese reply
thanking u,
asheet anand
 
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hi arch,
i forget to tell u my email address
my email address is asheet@chequemail.com
bye
asheet
 
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Hi Archana,
Congrats!! I am planning to do the exam in a few days.
could you pls send me your JLS notes to chinmaynaidu@yahoo.com
Thank you very much
Chinmaynaidu
 
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hi archana
Congrats and the very best of luck with your new job.
If possible please forward your notes to
yashraj100@hotmail.com
Thanks in advance.
 
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Hi Archana,
Congrats for being a SCJP.
71% is a pretty good score seeing your numerous committments.
well Done.
And i would like to get your notes on JLS.
Please mail me at
ajitesh_monga@usa.net
Bye
Ajitesh
 
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Hi, arch
Congradulations!!! Could you sent your notes to me? I appreciate your great help. the email address is: jiao308@hotmail.com
Thanks a lot
Nancy
 
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hi arch,
i sincerly request u to please send me ur jls notes.
this is my second request.please help me!!
asheet@chequemail.com
thankx
asheet
 
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Archana,
Congrats. I am planning to take the exam in a week. Can you please send your JLS notes.
Thanx
 
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I forgot to give me e-mail address. Can you please send it to punitha_reddy@hotmail.com
 
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Hi Archana,
Congratulations on your success!! I am planning to take the exam in a few days.
I would appreciate if you could send me your JLS notes to b_karri@hotmail.com
Thank you in advance
bhanu

 
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Congratulation great job done.
Could you please email a copy of your JLS notes to bansalmahesh@yahoo.com.
Once again congrats.
Mahesh
 
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Can u send me any info that help me to get pass in this exam ?
rpsound@yahoo.com
Thanks,
Raja
 
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Congrats Archna,
u have really made a mark in our forum.I shall b very thankful to u if send me ur notes .

apnamit@yahoo.com
 
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Hi,
Good job. you are incredible..!! I mean just doing 4 hours for a week and only for 2 months.. wow that's cool!!
I know you must be really busy.. If you could spare some time could you please send me your short notes on JLS and the links to your mocks..!! great help.. I will be sitting for my exam on the 21st of DEC!! my mail is bits_chips@yahoo.com,,
Please reply ASAP.
I could give you a link,, might help you with your next exams..
"Certification Initiative for Enterprise Development" -its
"www.jcert.org" hope it will help you!!
if I get anything else I will let you know!.

JOSH~!
[This message has been edited by Josh Fernando (edited December 12, 2000).]
 
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Congratulations.
Can I get one copy of your notes on JLS?
Thanks
 
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Hello Archana,
Congragulation.
Myself and some of our friends are planning to give Jcp by feb. Can you mail me your notes of JLS. and i want to know the detail of RHE book.
Id is latharaj99@yahoo.com
Thanks
latha
 
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congrats archana,
i am taking the exam on 26th of this month. would you send me the notes you prepared to me also..
agassidon@usa.net
thanks.
sachin.
 
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Hi Archie!
Congrats on U'r success.
Can U please mail me U'r notes at myemailid@rediffmail.com?
Am planning to take the test in January.
Thanx,
SANDEEP
 
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Congrats !!
Thanks for sharing your experience with us.
I am planning to appear for the exam in next few weeks.
I think your notes will really be useful to me, can you forward them to following mail address: deepak_shah@hotmail.com
Deepak Shah.
 
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hai archana
accept my congratulations on being sun certified
i have come to this site often but never ventured into any other area than writing the test i just happened to click on this link to eventually open your story.
i am planning to write the scjp around 25th dec so i dont have much time left please mail me the urls of all the resources on net that you feel will be of use to me and also any other material that you think will be worth reading.
i wish you best of luck for all your future endevours

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sidhhu
 
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Hi Archana,
Congrats!! I am planning to do the exam in a few days. I would be thankful if you could send me your JLS notes to ksatyendrak@yahoo.com.
satyendra
 
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Hi archana,
Congrats to U !! I am a new entrant, I am planning to take up the exam in a few days. It would be helpful for me if u can spare some of ur time send me ur notes to me.
raghu_try@lycos.com
Thanks in advance
Raghu R
 
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Hi Archana,
Congratulations!!! for clearing the exam.
I am glad, the certification is in your bag now...its truly an accomplishment.
I would greatly appreciate, if u could send a copy of JLS notes to my mail id ashwini_kalyan@yahoo.com....which i guess would help me a lot.
Thanx in advance,
best wishes
ashwini.
 
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hi,
i am planning to take the exam too. can u please send me the notes you prepared from JLS. my e-mail id is ushasarathy74@hotmail.com.
thanks
 
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Dear
Congrats for getting pass the exam.
I need JLS totorial, if it is possible then please send me on hits003@yahoo.com address.
Thanks
Congrats for achieve SCJP
 
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