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Whew!

 
Theodore Casser
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Never, never, let a supervisor who isn't a programmer decide when you're going to be ready for the exam.
My boss dropped on two of us (myself and a coworker from our Mexican office) on Friday that she wanted us to take the test today. Five days warning and that's it, and given that I don't use portions of J2SE in my daily work since I largely write servlets and JSP's... that wasn't much time to re-learn AWT, threads, etc...
I'm very proud, needless to say, of my 67, given that I didn't think I was going to pass.

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Jane Griscti
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Congrautlations Theodore ... 5 days notice! Think I would have had a heart attack
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shailesh sonavadekar
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congratulations. why don't you share your five day magic with us? All the very best for the future.
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Theodore Casser
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Studying. Lots and lots of studying.
I used three books: Complete Java2 Certification Study Guide, Exam Cram, and A Programer's Guide to Java Certification. Between those books and a slew of mock exams, it gave a pretty good idea of what I thought I'd encounter on the exam. (The mocks were easier, but close.)
Well, that, coupled with my usual workload and holding a bit of a study cram session the night before with a coworker. It helped, in my case, having a second person to bounce problem areas off of.
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