Hello everyone, I took the exam a few hrs ago.... (3pm Aug. 18 CIE. Cebu, Philippines) and got a score of 98%, missing 1 question. I'm one of the silent member of this group... (reading without posting :0 ), but I would like to give thanks to everyone for their messages w/c helped me alot on the exam. Special thanks to maha anna for her tutorials and links!! also to Marcus for his tutorials! Also thanks to JavaRanch crew for a GREAT site!!!
Books read: RHE, Boone, and Exam Cram.
Good Luck on your exam guys! Joan Rey Noval Sun Certified Java Programmer
Thanks Ashik uzzaman, Bryan Timmins. Here's my advice to everyone: 1. Try every mock exams that you can find on the net. http://www.javaranch.com/maha/_Mock_Exams/_mock_exams.html is one good link. And don't take the exam unless you'll get at least 80% on every one of these exams. 2. Code, Code, Code!!! Programming is just like biking.... you will not learn how to ride a bike, without doing it by yourself. Create small codes that will help you understand the concepts. 3. Read as many tutorials as you can. 4. Won't worry too much.... the exam is not that difficult as long as you study hard.
Thnx Naval. Yes i m getting around 80% and appearing this 27th. But taking so many mock exams realy take times and i think if we take the tests of JQ+ and/or J@Whiz with KAM, RHE, Marcus Green(3 tests), javapreapre, Exam Cram tests then its already a lot. Or should we go for more mocks? plz comment....
CONGRATULATIONS Joan! Job well done I found not having any background in programming, it's pretty difficult to maintain a high average on the mock exams. On the exam I did well on 'java.io Pkg' and 'Threads' but did poorly on 'java.util Pkg' and the 'Overload/Override/Runtime/Obj Orientations' section. I missed by 2 questions Percy
Joan Rey Noval
posted 18 years ago
Thanks Karen, It took me a 1-2 months to learn the basics of java (I got a C backgroud from my college years), then 8 months for the review. (This could have been less if I was not too busy with my work) These are the books that I've read: Eckel's TIJ (I got a copy of his CBT seminar), my first lesson in Java is from his seminar... very good for beginners. Java In a Nutshell, a very good reference book. The Java Programming Language 2nd ed. by Gosling Design Pattern, by Gamma,et al. (The Gang of 4 book) advanced but very usefull. The Java Language Specification (I've managed to print a hard copy of the specs... its quite advanced but very usefull if you want to learn the language by heart) Professional Java Programming by Spell (I'm still not finished with this one though... its quite advanced, but it has a few pages dedicated on threads, events, etc.)
Good luck on your exam! Joan Rey Noval
Joan Rey Noval
posted 18 years ago
Hi Percy, Sorry to hear about your exam, I suggest that you take more time in creating simple programs.... this way you'll learn the language by heart, reading books and taking some mock exams is good but there is no substitute for REAL coding. Don't give up. Regards, Joan Rey Noval, SCJP
Congratulations Joan ------------------ Sandeep Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 PlatformScored 93% Oracle Certified Solution Developer - JDeveloper -- Oracle JDeveloper Rel. 3.0 - Develop Database Applications with Java Scored 56 out of 59 -- Object-Oriented Analysis and Design with UML Scored 73% Oracle Certified Enterprise Developer - Oracle Internet Platform -- Enterprise Connectivity with J2EE Scored 72% -- Enterprise Development on the Oracle Internet Platform Scored 44 out of 56