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peter parker
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hello all. i passed today with 77%. thanks to all those who answered my questions and to this wonderful site. as for the exam, it is not hard at all. JQ+ is awesome. some of the 'near exact' questions in the mock were on my exam! as for what you've heard about getting tough questions on i/o, forget it!! know the constructors for file, filereader/writer, datainput/output stream, inputstreamreader/writer and buffered.. i scored 100% using just these tips. as for threads i scored 71%, the questions delt mainly with sychronization and understanding thread states - read scjp chap. 9 at least 3 times before taking the exam. my major downfall was operators and assignments, where i scored 57%!!! i could not believe my eyes; then it hit me, this is why everyone keeps saying 'know the fundamentals'. in my mind that phrase is very vague and can be loosely interpreted. so let me help those of you who feel the same way.
1. really understand assigments to references and to unlike dataypes.
2. understand |, &, && and &&
3. understand variable shadowing
4. understand array's being passed as parameters
that's all i can recall from that section, but i must know say the same thing 'KNOW THE FUNDAMENTALS'. my background is a degree in comp sci. and programming in ASP for 2 years. i spent 3 months studying about 1-2 hrs a night (as i have 2 kids and work full-time). i did very little coding, and took around 20 mock exams (15 were jq+, marcus 1,2,3 and jtips 1,2); jq+ being the most useful. as you've heard before time in not an issue i finished in 1.5 hrs. people at the testing center seem to be unorganized f-ing idiots so be prepared. alas, my best advice to all is simply to read scjp, and take jq+ until you get 90% on all 9 tests, write some sample code, if you need; and remember 'learn the fundamentals'. good luck to all. i'm off to study for the component developer exam.
 
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Congrats Peter
Enjoy your success and all the best for the future.
Regards,
- Manish
 
Paul Anilprem
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Congratulations, Peter! Please post your score here also: http://www.jdiscuss.com/Enthuse/jsp/ViewAllResults.jsp
This will help other aspirants judge their level of preperation.
-Paul.
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Elizabeth Lester
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Congratulations Peter!
Looks like I will be seeing you over in SCWCD
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[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Lester (edited October 25, 2001).]
 
Fei Ng
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Congratulations!!!
join us in SCWCD !

 
Vikrama Sanjeeva
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Congrats Peter...& thanks for your gr8888 advice.But plz. clr. me

does scjp is books name.if then which?
bye
Viki.
 
roy wiradinata
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If I'm not mistaken, It's Bill Brogden's book "Java 2 Exam Cram". I just checked chapter 9 is Java Thread. I also use that book to prepare my SCJP, It's a really good book, but only for someone who has at least 1 year java experience, otherwise buy the other series "Java 2 Exam Prep".
cheers,
roy
 
peter parker
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hey vikrama,
scjp =
A Programmer's Guide to Java Certification
by Khalid Azim Mughal, Rolf Rasmussen
-PP
 
peter parker
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sorry, it should be
pgjc =
A Programmer's Guide to Java Certification
by Khalid Azim Mughal, Rolf Rasmussen
 
leena rane
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Congrats Peter,
All the Best 4 ur future
 
Fiona Barker
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Congratulations Peter!
It must have been tough fitting studying in around family life. Well done and best wishes in your future studies.
Fi
 
Sudhir Bangera
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Congratulations Mr. Sun Certified Java Programmer....we now have two things in common, both are SCJP2 and also we both did it on the same day ... Enjoy....
Sudhir
Sun Certified Java Programmer 2
 
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Congrats Peter,
Good Luck on your component developer exam
Shyam
 
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