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Passed SCJP today, 91%

 
John Henry
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Cool! I have studied pretty intensively for a month, using my old copy of Bill Brogden's book (pretty complete, well-organized), JQPlus (excellent! the robust features were well worth my $20, and many questions closely resembled those I saw on the real test), and Marcus Green's mock tests. My recommendations to studyers/test-takers: Know Threads inside out, know the I/O API including the constructors (mainly know the particularities of I/O class categories & how their constructors reflect that), practice as many good mock tests as you can, and check the more complete advice and notes you can find throughout Javaranch.
Many, many thanks to all who have contributed to Javaranch over the last coupla years. I started coming here in 2000, mostly to play the Roundup game. Put off taking the SCJP test until now as it wasn't important to me -- I have been a professional programmer since 1997, using Java since 1999, and until being laid off recently have had no problem getting better jobs as my programming experience has grown. Anyway, maybe SCJP will help me professionally going forward! and studying for it has improved my Javaknowledge, some trivial and some deeper.
 
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Congrats John...Xcellent Score.
Regards,

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Shyam,
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Congrats John,
 
Donald Nunn
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Congrats, John. Great score.
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Donald Nunn
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Congratulations John. Great Score, Good Job!! ^_^
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Vincent Yeh
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Congrats John, good job done man!
I have similar score as urs except the experience.... ....very dissimilar as i worked not as a programmer, rather as a faculty member. Anyway, what r u planing next?
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Muhammad Ashikuzzaman (Fahim)
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Congrats on passing John, excellent score too.

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Dave
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Vikrama Sanjeeva
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Conrgratulations John....good job.What is ur score in threads & ur opinion abt threads.
Bye.
Viki.
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Good job John
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John Henry
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Thanks, everyone. I next plan to continue university courses to finish an electrical engineering degree, and am looking for software-related work that will fit my new schedule -- anyone know of any technical trainer openings in the SF Bay Area?
Threads: I got 85%, probably 11 out of 13 or so...there were lots of thread questions. My opinion: learn all about the relevant methods (wait, notify, sleep, start, run, etc.), have a solid understanding of how a Runnable can work, and understand synchronization and locking.
 
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