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Passed with 67%

 
greg philpott
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I just passed today.
Breakdown of my marks:
Declarations & Access control..................62 %
Flow control & exception handling..............57 %
Garbage Collection.............................100 %
Language Fundamentals..........................55 %
Operators & Assignments........................42 %
Overloading, Overriding, Runtime Type, and Object
Orientations...................................100 %
Threads........................................71 %
AWT package....................................50 %
lang package...................................50 %
Util package...................................100 %
I/O............................................100 %
Overrall I found the exam pretty hard. Advice I would give to aspiring SJCP's is this ( A.K.A. Things i got caught out on ) :
- Learn how to express primitive values in every way.
(You need to know how to express integers in hex, bin and Oct!!)
- Learn all everything about Classes that are mentioned in objectives
(Like String, Vector (etc) and its methods and how they work)
- You must know the precence of every single operator
(I got hammered on this!)
- Know Threads (did better than i expected to here)
(I got a ton of qustions in this section, and some had code over 30 lines!)
- Learn the inheritance tree for Exceptions
- Don't Leave out (or just skim over) GridBagLayout
( I got 2 questions wrong here )
Recommended Reading: A Programmers guide To Java Certification
by Mughal, Rasmussen
I wish I'd concentrated more on this book, I only picked it up two days ago. I think the questions are very similar in difficulty to the exam.
Also I didnt do many mocks, In fact I only did one (www.jchq.net mock 1, 65% 2 weeks ago) (mainly because I didn't like the ambiguity)
So Learn from my mistake and do as many as you can, even if they really annoy you!
 
shailesh sonavadekar
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great news , Greg. You are SCJP now. As you have correctly mentioned that learning from one's own mistake. That is life. that is the way to progress. i hope you will make tremendous progress in future. All the very best for the future. The world will be yours.
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Shailesh.
[This message has been edited by shailesh sonavadekar (edited April 26, 2001).]
 
Jaikumar Nair
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Congratulations Greg. Good luck for the future.
 
John M. Gabriele
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greg,
thanks for the great tips and the nice breakdown of scores.
heh, i was only planning on taking one mock myself... might
have to change that plan.
 
Jane Griscti
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Congratulations Greg
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Jane Griscti
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java� 2 Platform
 
Daniel Dunleavy
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Hey, you made it..thats what counts...
I expected to have the same problem you are pointing out, so thanks for the advice.
Dan
 
Tom Cousins
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Congrats Greg ...
I'm SCJP one day ahead of you, but one question behind. Squeaked through to say the least.
There are tons of Mock's out there ...
check this page out: http://www.levteck.com/
Good luck to all working toward their SCJP and all those working towards the Developers cert.
-Tom
 
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