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Off the backboard, around the rim...

 
Bob Carswell
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...and through the hoop.
Thanks to all, I passed with 69%.
This exam is difficult. This was my second attempt. On the first I got 57%. That was exactly 30 days ago, and I�ve been studying non-stop ever since. I mostly just followed the advice on this board, RHE, JWhiz, Marcus Green mock exams, etc. This is my seventh certificaiton, so I have a pretty good idea about how to study and assess the level of difficulty from the posts on the Internet.
Still, this was a difficult exam. The only exam I�ve taken that�s even close to this one is PL/SQL from Oracle (part of OCP DBA 8i), and even that I passed on the first try. As a matter of record, this is the only test I�ve failed. So from someone who has the following certifications, OCP DBA 8i, IBM XML, CCNA, CCDA, I-Net+, Net+, I feel confident proclaiming that this is one worthy certification to hold.
BC
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Jim Petersen
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On ya Bob!
Yet more proof that the exam is doable with a bit of dedication
all the best - Jim
 
Jim Bertorelli
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Congratulations!!! Good job.
 
Gregory Garrison
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Bob - Congradulations! Noticed you used J@Whiz. What level of difficulty in J@Whiz compared to the real exam?
Thanks.
[This message has been edited by Gregory Garrison (edited November 30, 2001).]
 
Bob Carswell
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IMHO, the exam is slightly easier than a random 60 questions from JWhiz. But, I didn't do any 60 question mock tests in JWhiz to compare my score. I just did a series of 10 question tests in JWhiz, and they were all customized - say 10 questions just on Expert Threads, so I don't feel fully qualified to say one way or the other.
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Gregory Garrison
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That helps a great deal and relieves much concern. Many thanks.
[This message has been edited by Gregory Garrison (edited December 01, 2001).]
 
Fei Ng
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Congratulations!!! great work!
 
Valentin Crettaz
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Good job Bob, you made it
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Fabrizio Gianneschi
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Congratulations Bob, well done!
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Donald Nunn
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Congrats, Bob. You got that right. This exam was very difficult, especially, If you're not a seasoned Java developer. Enjoy.

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