Hi All, I sat for the sun exam today, and got certified with 91%. I knew i would pass but i expected the exam to be a tougher one and was expecting aroung 80%. To my surprise, the exam is pretty simple and most of the people who can clear the mock exams, can also clear the exam with a pretty decent percentage. I would advise people due to appear in the exam to appear for as much mocks as possible. Don't miss the Marcus Green's one, they are excellent. As far as the exam was concerned, there were about 6-7 questions on I/O, but not to worry, they were pretty straight-forward. Just keep in mind about the constructors and the functionality provided by each class. It was my weakest topic and i got 100% in it. The questions on Threads were difficult, but provided time is devoted to them, they can be logically solved. I got 85% in this section. The exam covered bit of all utils, awt, command line arguments, overloading, overriding etc. but they were pretty straight forward questions. At last, I would like to thank everyone for providing such a healthy environment, where people could share their experiences and help other get certified. Thanx to Jane, Maha anna, Bill, Shailesh, Marcus green, Mapraputra and many others who helped me with their experience and provided such a good environment for sharing knowledge. I would continue to be here and help others from my experiences with the exam. If anyone wants to clear any point or has any doubts, he can also contact me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org Also please guide me as to what i should do next Developer or Architect. Also i would like to appear for OCP. Any resources! Gaurav
Congratulations Guarav ... great score For advice on the Developer and Architect exams, might help if you post in the relevant forums, see what others say. I originally thought I would try the Architect's exam next but Sun has changed it from being one exam to three! (See http://suned.sun.com/USA/certification/archdetails.html ) so instead I decided to work on topics for the SCJD first; couldn't face the thought of three exams What is OCP?? Best of luck with your studies. ------------------ Jane Griscti Sun Certified Programmer for the Java� 2 Platform
Congratulations Gaurav, on your success! I have decided to go for the Developer exam before trying out the Architect exam, and my reason for this is that I enjoy coding and after hearing what Jane had to say about the architect exam being 3 parts I am really happy with my decission! Happy coding. Regards ------------------ Dominic Steng�rd Sun Certified Java 2 Programmer ------------------
Thanx Dominic, I too have decided to go in for the developer exam. R u just starting for the exam. I am. If u r too, then it's really encouraging to go in for the developer exam with u. I've read u'r lots of post and like them all. Stay in touch. Gaurav
Hi Dominic! u've been fast on that. Well i don't know what to do ( or rather how to go about it). I think first i have to register with sun and then download the assignment. Do u know in how much time i can clear the exam. I would definately want to do it as soon as i can. By the way, how do u see the result of u'r certification on the net. I've got my candidate id and registration id, but not the password. I would definately be in touch with u and it's a good feeling of preparing for the developer exam with "Dominic". See ya later Gaurav
Hi Guarav, Dominic ... If I remember right, the first time you logon they ask you to select a password, or they assign you one and e-mail it to you, can't remember now ... but I know I didn't have any problems with the site. Dominic ... you're not wasting any time! Still haven't d/l the assignment. Trying to find things to practice on first . You might want to pick up Java Networking Programming by Rusty Elliot Harold. Matt Delacey, a Ranch Hand who's working on the SCJD assignment, recommended it to me and it's very good. Guarav ... you have to buy the voucher from Sun first, then I think they send you a url and password that lets you access and d/l the file. There's no time limit on completing the code. Most posts I've seen say it takes approx 120hrs of work. Best of luck. ------------------ Jane Griscti Sun Certified Programmer for the Java� 2 Platform
Hi there, Gaurav and Jane! Well Gaurav, I think you got all the answers you were looking for from Jane. Sorry, but I don't know at all how long it will take you to finish the exam. On Sun's site they say that the programming task should take aprox 25-30 hours. But if some of the areas in the project are new to you it probably will take some more time. But the main purpose for doing this exam should be learning more about Java. Jane... you're so correct, I don't waste any time, life is way to short. Thanks for the advice considering the book, I will have a look at it tomorrow. What about joining us for the SCJD exam? The three amigos would ride again. Next week I will be attendeing a 5 day course called "Advanced Java programming", some of the subjects will be: * database management * thread programming * network programming * and loads more... It's going to be great, I can't wait!! Out of pure interest it would be fun knowing where you live, and I happen to know that Jane lives in Canada. But where do you live Gaurav? Got to go, but I'm looking forward to your replies. Regards
------------------ Dominic Steng�rd Sun Certified Java 2 Programmer ------------------
Thanx Dominic, Jane for all those information. Well Jane, i thought the spellings of my name was a typo by u, but it is gaurav. Not that i'm complaining but i thought u missed it the first time. Thanx for the name of the book and the information regarding the results. I surely will check it out. Well i would definitely register for the exam in a day or too. Dominic has been real fast and he is going great guns. Hi dominic, Hope u r still coding in the best language in the world. (Earlier my favourites were C and C++, not that i don't enjoy coding in C and C++, but i like Java more than them). So is it real difficult to wait for the Advanced Java course. Well i think it really is. Don't worry time runs like anything. I really liked u'r idea to know about each other. All my life i wanted to make friends on the internet, and i think this is the best time of my life to have friends who have the same interests as mine. Well my full name is Gaurav Kalra, am 22 yrs old and live in Delhi, India. I have completed my graduation in Computer science and currently i'm doing my masters in software engineering. I am a fan of Nirvana, Bryan adams and many more with smells like teen spirit of Nirvana being my favourite. I started programming in 1996, and my first language was Pascal. Then the thing never stopped and worked a lot in C, C++, VC++, VB, Sybase, Access, Perl, PHP, ASP, JSP, mSQL, Oracle. But i have programmed little in Java, although i've been with Java for the past 3 yrs. But i guess i'm so strong in C, C++ programming and i know java well in terms of its difference with C and C++, that i will have no problems. This is the reason i was asking about the maximum time duration reqd to complete the assignment. I am currently working on making an intercative website using jsp (Although i don't use JSP tags much and it almost consists of the java code quering databases and sending the responses). I guess that's what u were asking for. I would definitely want to know more about u both - where r u from, what r u doing, what u like, u'r experiences and many more things. Hope u'll reply soon. We'r gonna do it in style. Regards Gaurav
Hi Gaurav and Jane! Hope you are fine. I am getting really excited about the idea of getting to know eachother better! You know my name, I'm 24 years old and I live in Stockholm, Sweden. When not programming I enjoy: reading, travelling and spending time with my family and friends. I have worked as an Internet consultant for the last 2 years. Last monday I started my new job as a Java consultant for a very successful and professional company called Cyber Com (www.cybercom.se). In the evenings I am finishing my degree in Computer Science. So as you can probably imagine, my days are rather busy. My favourite language is, of course, JAVA! I used to program in Object Pascal and VB, but when I got involved in my first real Java project about a year ago I was hooked, and from that day on I never looked back. One of the things that I really like about Java is that the code is so clean and beautiful. I have some previous experience from C++ and C and they would definetely be my number one choise if Java was not around. Java is less bugg prone, applications are faster to program and yet it is very powerful. What more can you ask for! My current "private"-project is developing the member section for my site. I use JSP, servlets and Beans. But like you just commented, it is mostly about transferring data from the backend to the interface. But coding my private projects is really a great way of getting the opportunity to test new technology without having to mess up my customers systems... You bet it's hard waiting for next week... you seem to share the same passion as I do about coding, great! I would really like to know more about you guys. How is the city where you live? What is the weather like this time of the year? etc... Maybe this is not the forum for discussions like this one, what do you think? If you would prefer sending mail's instead that would be just fine with me. My mail adress is: email@example.com Looking forward to your replies... take care. Regards Dominic
Hi Dominic,Gaurav and Jane Nice to hear u guys giving SCJD together.. I got thru SCJP2 last weekend with 93%. i thought i will give architect exam. But now i feel i would rather join u guys in the preparation. Iam workin as a consultant for the past 2 years and am in kansas city. iam comfortable i should say with c,perl,lotus notes,broadvision and java. As every visitor to this site, iam thankful to William Brogden, Marcus Green, Maha Anna, Jim Yingst, Mapraputa Is , Ajith Kallambella , Jane Griscti and numerous other contributors. i am an active reader of this forum for the past 2 to 21/2 months i should say, but hardly posted any msg. Hope i make up for it by contributing hereafter. I find it bit difficult to prepare amidst my schedule. Hope u guys can drag me along. Hope to hear from u guys soon
Congrtulations , Gaurav. Great Score. All the very best for the future. I hope we will hear from you about your success with SCJD. One more thing I wanted to let you , Dominic & Rathina know. This is Programmer Certification Results Forum. You can start a thread in appropriate forum for Developer certification. Enjoy your SCJD assignments & discussion in Developer Certification Forum. Your Friendly Bartender Shailesh.
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