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Hi all I just finished the exam. I did not do to well 47%. The exam is straight forward 3 or 4 thread questions. 3 or 4 IO questions. 2 garbage collection. My advice. Do not overstudy to the point where you're not clear on the basic concepts! I focused to much on the AWT and IO stuff which I scored over 50%. Keep to the core basic of each area and you'll do fine.
Also take as many mock exams as possible!
Thanks and good luck to all!
 
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Hi kevin,
I really appreciate your courage.
My scjp is in next week .I will follow your advice.
Thanks and best of luck
Tejal
 
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Kevin,
Can you elaborate some more on your experience?
1. Have you been doing much JAVA programming?
2. How long do you study for the exam?
3. What materials did you use to study?
4. Did you take a lot of mock exam? How did you score on them?
Thanks,
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I've only been programming in Java for about 3 months or so. Mostly JSP stuff. I'd say I studied overall about 4 weeks or so.
I used Exam Cram(Bill Brodgen), Programmer's guide to java certification(Muhgal), RHE and Java in a Nutshell. The mock exams is were I think I goofed. I took a couple of Marcus Greens and one Bill Brodgen scoring around 70%.
I am very disappointed in myself and I would like to take the exam again I'm just not sure were to start.
Thanks for all the encouragement!

Originally posted by Peter Tran:
Kevin,
Can you elaborate some more on your experience?
1. Have you been doing much JAVA programming?
2. How long do you study for the exam?
3. What materials did you use to study?
4. Did you take a lot of mock exam? How did you score on them?
Thanks,
-Peter


 
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Hey Kevin,
Nothing to be disappointed about!! I really appreciate your courage... Now you know what it's all like. So you'll be better prepared next time... and best part is you don't have to start from scratch!!!
Give it a second try at the earliest so that you are still in touch with what you learned!!
All the best!
 
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Kevin,
Thanks for getting back to my questions. Check out this link and see that last bullet on #5. Take heart that if everyone passes, then the test wouldn't mean much. Just study a little bit harder on your weak areas.

Best of luck on your next attempt.
-Peter
[This message has been edited by Peter Tran (edited February 01, 2001).]
 
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