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zero java to SCJP in two months

 
Anonymous
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Hello everybody,
Got 71 % but I am happy I got through. Most of the questions in the exam were tougher and different from what I found in common mock exams(Marcus,JQ+). Around 8 to 10 questions were straight forward, but for the rest I really had to wrack my brain. Attention had to be paid to every word that was there or were missing. More than 70 % of the questions were code based. In threads I got a question on join(), otherwise all questions were from the objective list. I am a commerce graduate, plus OCP(Developer) plus four months work experience in oracle. Self-studied java and simultaneously prepared for certification, averaging about 4 hours a day from 20th January.
I have been a silent javarancher but now is the time to give something back by way of tips :
while preparing, anytime you have a doubt, try your best to clear it by writing code snippets. try different variations till the concept sinks in. if nothing else works make a post in javaranch.
the books I used were RHE and Mughal. If you can swallow Mughal then you will be assured of a great percentage. RHE is to the point so don't leave out anything.
do as many good mock exams you can find but don't depend on them solely. Get your fundamentals strong by writing code.
and don't take forever to make up your mind about when to take the exam. You will find that once you schedule your exam it becomes easier to concentrate !
One small request to my fellow Indians - can you please give me some information about the universities here which offer MCA by correspondence ?
my mail id : siddharthonline@yahoo.com
bye,
Siddharth,
Calcutta, India.
 
atul kashyap
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congratulations for clearing the certification.
I am also preparing for the same, so i request you to send me the questions that you remember from the certification exam, so that i may get a feel of it and judge myself.
please mail the questions at loser@rediffmail.com
it'll be a great help and i'll be highly thankful to you
thanks in advance
[This message has been edited by Jim Yingst (edited April 01, 2001).]
 
Anonymous
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Sorry mate,
can't do it. against the laws. explore the ranch and learn like others, it's more exciting that way.
Siddharth.
 
Rashi Jain
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Hi ,
Congrulations Siddhart.
Atul how can you make same mistake twice of asking some one to send you their questions. There is one post from you which says following. Dont you stay by your word or what???
[atul kashyap
greenhorn posted March 23, 2001 09:37 PM
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i request sherif to remove this topic of mine. when i asked for the questions i did mention that i don't know about any rules:
"i am sorry if am violating any rules of this site or any other, as i desperately need some help. if this is not wrong then i again request all the people who have cleared to please send me atleast some of the questions they faced in the exam."
now i know, so it won't be repeated.
thanks]

 
Vegad Arvind
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Congratulations Siddharth
Avi
 
shailesh sonavadekar
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congratulations , Siddarth. All the very best for the future. What is the next stop ? SCJD ? SCJEA ?
Great score.
Your Friendly Bartender
Shailesh.
 
Sourav
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Congrats Siddharth,
It's Great to hear that U have become an SCJP.
My Best wish's to you.
Regards,
Saptarshi
 
Jane Griscti
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Congratulations Siddharth
Thank-you for abiding by the rules

Originl quote from Siddharth emphasize added:
Sorry mate,
can't do it. against the laws. explore the ranch and learn like others, it's more exciting that way.

Atul (and anyone else looking for brain dumps), I hope you're listening!
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Jane Griscti
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java� 2 Platform
 
brad carlson
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Siddharth
give up the answers, don't be a stingy
b&@#ch!!!
[This message has been edited by brad carlson (edited April 04, 2001).]
 
Jane Griscti
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Brad,
He's not being stingy, he's honouring a legal agreement he signed with Sun when he wrote the certification exam.
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Jane Griscti
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java� 2 Platform
 
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