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Mario Bigras
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Hi I just passed my exam. Here 's my thought :
First it's very long and the time is very short. I had the time to read and answer the questions but I did not have a single minute to review my questions.
Most of the questions in the exam will make you "pop up" a new Window (Click the exibit button) full of code. The problem is you have to close/open that new window for reading the code in the first place; then open/close to compare all the possible answer.
The amount of code in those Windows are VERY MORE THAN ANY MOCK EXAM I DID (Marcus Green, Jxam etc.)
And think about it : 120minutes/59 questions = 2 minutes per questions --> is this a race ?? I was also king of prepared.
Even those little tricky questions are more difficult than almost any exam.
I had a better marks in the mock exams said to be MORE DIFFICULT THAN THE REAL EXAM; 75 versus 70 for the real exam.
The exam is said to be random/questions in category. There is 2 category where I had more than 9 questions out of 59...Threads and I/O. For the latter not too bad but the Threads one are are though.
Take advantage of the interface --> it can give you more time. You can skip a question or you can mark it. After you can browse in all questions you did not answer OR all the questions you marked with a click of a mouse. Aside for the code windows being in a separate window (and most of the time almost as big as the screen) the interface is good.
I am very dissapointed to pass with a mere 70. I has study to have very more than that. I know it's just important to pass it but Ireally put a good amount of time trying to have at least 80%
I found one typo : in a for loop the condition was like this :
for(int i = 0; i > array.length; i++) and that was a mistake since the answer did not reflect the bad condition. I am sorry I do not remember clearly enough which question number it was...
I was surprised :
- only 1 question about "bit shift operator"
- only one question about gargabe collection
- few for is a/ has a, polymorphisme
- I had two times the same and exact question (and I was not sure it sucks)
- be sure to know overloading/overriding in and out
I missed time and I was prepared. And usually i do not miss time in exams. Skip any question you feel you will loose to much time : the 2 minutes/question is a good indications...

 
Dave Vick
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Mario
Congrats on passing, remember it isn't the score you get it is the fact that you passed the test that counts!!
best of luck for the future

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sonir shah
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congrats ..
Score is Immaterial..The only thing that counts is that; now you are a "SUN CERTIFIED PROGRAMMER".
Neways..do let me know your exam experience. Me too appearing in next month..and am very very very Damm tensed abt it..Pls help me..
Congrats again.
Sonir
 
Paul Stevens
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You could have dragged the code window to the side and viewed both. Congrats on passing.
 
Fei Ng
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congrats ..
enjoy your success.
 
Muhammad Farooq
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Congratulations Mario.

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Ashik Uzzaman
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Congrats Mario for clearing the hardle!
Regarding your time problem i have to say that one who is well prepared will find that the questions come in a specific format to test specific area of knowledge....so you don't have to read all the questions when you are finding a compiler error at the 3rd or 4th line! Thus many people here completed the exam having more than half-an hour. This is just to inspire other would-be SCJPs that if you have had enough hands-on coding time, you will face no problem with the time. Its true that a few questions may take more than 5 mins each....you have to save time from the other average questions.
In all, i have analyzed the question format of SCJP,SCWCD,MCSD,MCSE,MCDBA,OCP-DBA and found SCJP the most code-oriented and in my opine the most standard exam! One should feel really happy to clear the exam....
What are you planning next, dear friend?
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Muhammad Ashikuzzaman (Fahim)
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Valentin Crettaz
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Congratulations Mario
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