Hi all, I first took the test 2 months ago and failed with a score of 59%. (Missed it by 1 qstn) Today I passed with 72% which is not a great score but it sure made my day! If anyone's already taken the test & failed like me, you WILL eventually pass if you keep at it. Persistence & determination will conquer anything.
Hi Guy. Congrats Hey me too appearing for SCJP on this 28th. Would u like to advice me something? This is my first attempt and I am really tensed . I have studied RHE and at present I am doing JQ+ mocks?? What do u have to say on this? hey I would to ask you one more thing? Did u find any question similar or exactly same in your second attempt as compared to one in your first attempt? Which topics according to you lays more stress in the exam??Any preferences? I'll be waiting for your reply?? Sonir
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posted 18 years ago
Hi Sonir, >>I have studied RHE and at present I am doing JQ+ mocks?? What do u have to say on this? First time round I exclusively used RHE as the reference, because one of the authors was a co-writer of the exams. My honest opinion is this gave me a false sense of security because I was scoring about 80-90% in the RHE chapter tests and the practice exams, but I failed the real thing. It is important to get your hands dirty with real code experimenting because you don't learn a new skill by reading a book just like you can't learn to swim without getting wet. I think I was guilty of remembering a lot of the test answers without getting the understanding. >>Did u find any question similar or exactly same in your second attempt as compared to one in your first attempt? Yes, I got a lot of the same questions second time around. The first time there was only one question on garbage collection and I got it wrong. Second time round I only got one question and it was the same one, and I got it right - went from 0% to 100% on the score sheet for just one question. To help ease the pain of blowing my money by failing I considered it as the most realistic mock exam there is, and I had the advantage of knowing I would probably get some of the same questions again next time (which I did)
>>Which topics according to you lays more stress in the exam??Any preferences? Most of the questions (about 70%) I got were testing basic knowledge like overloading, overriding, values of variables after while/for loops, switch statements etc. Make sure you know all the constructors & methods for java.io, collections & awt. This is just memorisation so if you put the effort in here you should get a really good score. I would have done better if I memorised the awt event listeners. Best of luck - when you pass it really does make it all worthwhile.