Win a copy of The Little Book of Impediments (e-book only) this week in the Agile and Other Processes forum!
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Wish me luck ;)

 
Andy Skalkin
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Hello friends,
I'll be taking SCJP 18 hours after this moment
I have pretty good Java experience but I was too lazy to put real effort to this certification ... just had been reading javaranch sometimes ... passed Marcus Green's exams at 97%, 90% and 85% ... just passed the Applied Reasoning's Java Certification Mock Exam (seems that it's harder than MG's - http://joppa.appliedreasoning.com/javaCert/html/JavaCertification.html) at 78% but I did a lot of stupid errors because of the carelessness - but I took a look at SDK a couple of times
Being a self-confident person I don't have any doubts about my tomorrow's result and I never cared about my grades so I just want to thank you all guys - this is really great community here !
Take care,
will post my results here tomorrow,
Andy.
 
Dave Vick
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Good luck Andy, In about a week I'll be posting my own solicitation for luck.

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Andy Skalkin
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Just passed it with 79%.
Even though I expected to pass it with a grade about 90% I'm not disappointed - those grades are b/s.
Had about 5 questions on awt (!!!). I wasn't sure in any my answer in the awt (I'm too lazy to even try to remember all those properties of GridBagConstraints ;-)) and at last I scored 0% in awt - that's about half of my mistakes.
All questions were very straightforward - I expected to encouter more tricky ones.
What next ? Does it makes sence to open "Developer Certification" topic ? ))
 
Mark Rubin
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Congrats. Why did you look into certification and what can/will you do now that you're certified?
mark
 
Andy Skalkin
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Originally posted by Mark Rubin:
Why did you look into certification and what can/will you do now that you're certified?

Because my company pays for those certification Frankly speaking, I don't feel that I became more experienced in Java - instead, I can act like a compiler now
The second reason I'm thinking about SCJD is because my last project (I'm consulter) is a COM-based C++ stuff - I miss Java a lot Hope that SCJD might help me keep my Java skills up-to-date.
Also - I remember I saw a diagram somewhere claming that SCJD developers earn 20% more than those who isn't certified - I like money in a certain sence.
 
Jane Griscti
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Congratulations Andy
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Jane Griscti
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java� 2 Platform
 
Fahmina
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Congrates too much
 
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