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Through with 90%

 
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Yea, atlast I join the elite company! Thanks to all the ppl out here and especially to Maha and her wonderful discussions.
The test is simple compared to Mughal and Abhilash's mock tests. Yea, Marcus Green's tests come the closest but the actual one is tougher.
I got unlucky in java.lang because in one question I was very confused whether the trailing character was a l or a 1("el" or a "one" ) and I think I messed something up in the fill in the blanks because I really think I didn't perform so badly in java.lang. I got lotsa questions on them and got 50% in java.lang. In the rest, I got 100%.
Not my day, I guess. But i am very happy.

The recipe-
1) 16 days of slog.
2) Bill Brogden's exam Cram.Got me through!
Selling it - check : http://page.auctions.yahoo.com/auction/49146557
3)Patrick Naughton. Not very necessary but I went into a lot of depth.
4)JLS
5)Notes from many sites. The gems were those of Velmurugan. Worth their weight in gold!
6) Lots of coding in the last 2 days.
Some tips-
1)I prepared for the exam for 16 days exactly. So, it can be done!
2) Take lots of mock exams. Take the extremely hard ones too coz they bring you down to earth a sort and are pretty good eye-openers.
3) Do not just read about try-catch, inner classes, layouts etc. and rote. code them and play around with them. you'll learn a lot of things.
4) io is easy! but do the constructors and the class type of each stream thoroughly.
5) Rote but not at the expense of fundamentals. You can pass the test even without any roting with rock-solid basics. The vice-versa is not even remotely true!
6) Participate in this site... there's a lot difference between thinking of a solution after reading a question posted here, and actually answering it. You get to know the depth of your knowledge.
Thank you all, and you too Bill!
[This message has been edited by Anshuman Acharya (edited February 05, 2001).]
[This message has been edited by Anshuman Acharya (edited February 05, 2001).]
 
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Hi,
Congrats
Noel
 
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Congratulations Anshuman ... nice score
I'm going to move this over the Certification Results forum.
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Dear Anshuman,
Hey,
Congrats!!
Bye,
Tualha Khan
 
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Hey Anshuman
Congrats on your success
Can u give me site add for Velmurugan notes. I am taking exam this month.
 
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thank you all! i think the participation in this site helped me a lot and by participation i mean, actually trying to answer the other's query. i would try to frame an answer and then crosscheck my answers with available reference, no matter how confident i was. many a time i found that my answers were right but the approach was wrong.
tualha, i know you have done some real hardcore io coding. i think you can leave that section alone now coz it ain't that tough... and you're prepared enough to handle any of that stuff now
thanks jane, for all your timely interventions and observations. My thanks to some of the old batch too... gazala bohra, joe? and many others.
amit, the link to the notes is here: http://www.geocities.com/velmurugan_p/
ciao...
 
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I wonder how Sun give percentage score.
From my impression, they don't give 90%. Either 89% for 53/59 or 91% for 54/59. They don't round up a 89.8 to 90; instead, they choose int value of raw number. Correct me if I am wrong because I got 53/59 for which I expected 90% but I was given 89%. There was one person who reported 97% before;that also confused me about how sun grade the percentage score.
-Howard
 
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