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No Pass Today

 
Percy Densmore
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Well, I'm a little disappointed. However, I now know how the SCJP Exam process works. Since I am not celebrating I thought I should share my experience with other up and coming Java 2 programmers. Did poorly in 3 categories. (Declarations and access control), (Operators and Assignments), (Overloading, Overriding, Runtime Type, and Object Orientations). Not having any background in IT I find the policies for modifiers are very complex. I actually got the same mark as I did on the average with JQ+ and worse than I did on Marcus' #1 & #2. So I better study some more and write again real soon. Look forward to your feedback :-)
Percy
 
Joe McGuire
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I know how you feel. I took the exam a month ago and didn't pass. I did, however, pass today. What I did in the last four weeks that made the difference was taking lots of mock exams.
I used the Roberts, Heller, Ernest study guide Complete Java 2 Certification, which is a good book. But to do well, you really need more. The book won't come out and tell you the formula for bitwise inversion is ~i = -i - 1, nor does tell you java's little quirks, like those found in some of the Math functions. For that, you really have to read the APIs, and do mock exams. A good one is JQuest, which you can get for free at http://jquest.webjump.com.
 
Daniel Dunleavy
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Percy....you'll get there !!!
 
Percy Densmore
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Thanks for your suggestions. I have written so many mock exams they are familiar to me now which disorts the scores. But I will try JQuest and read over related information dealing with my weak areas.
Percy
 
Jane Griscti
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Hi Percy,
It is disappointing not to pass on your first try but as Joe pointed out, you're not the first who missed it first time around. As you said, you now know the process and also have a roadmap of your weak areas.
Keep studying. Sure you'll pass with flying colours next time through
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Jane Griscti
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java� 2 Platform
 
Pam Doucette
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Percy - hang in there. I had troubles passing this exam, too. One thing that helped make the difference for me was the Java Exam Cram by Bill Brogden. I didn't think the Roberts book was enough. The Brogden book gave additional notes on subtle, yet key points that helped make the difference between pass and failure. Marcus' exams were awesome, too.
I also didn't have alot of IT experience, and Java is my first "heavyweight" language. This makes it harder to learn - but the success is so sweet when you get there! And, the more you learn, the easier it gets to learn because you have the foundation behind you.
Good luck. I'll look forward to seeing your "I PASSED" message next time around!
 
Sean Casey
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The test can be tough. I was getting in the 90's on all of Marcus's Exams, and on JQ+, I always got at least in the 80's. I ended up getting an 81, but it was about ten times tougher than I expected. I've read that some people get easy tests. Maybe you got a difficult one. The key is not to lose your focus. Review your weaknesses, and turn them into strengths. stay positive, and I'm sure you'll improve the next time. Good luck.
 
Percy Densmore
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Hi All,
Thanks again everyone for the support. I don't have an Exam Cram Book, but am aware of my weaknesses. It is true that it is gets easier to understand more complex concepts now having a basic foundation.
Percy
 
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Percy , You will do it. I am sure. You know what mistakes you have made. You will learn from mistakes. you do learn from the mistakes & make big in life.
All the very best.
Your Friendly Bartender
Shailesh.
 
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