• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
programming forums Java Mobile Certification Databases Caching Books Engineering Micro Controllers OS Languages Paradigms IDEs Build Tools Frameworks Application Servers Open Source This Site Careers Other all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
Marshals:
  • Campbell Ritchie
  • Liutauras Vilda
  • Bear Bibeault
  • Junilu Lacar
  • Martin Vashko
Sheriffs:
  • Jeanne Boyarsky
  • Tim Cooke
  • Knute Snortum
Saloon Keepers:
  • Ron McLeod
  • Tim Moores
  • Stephan van Hulst
  • Tim Holloway
  • Carey Brown
Bartenders:
  • Scott Selikoff
  • salvin francis
  • Piet Souris

Passed with 94%

 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 379
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi all,
Thanks to great articles in JavaRanch, I passed the SCJP last week with 94%. I just want to give a note of thanks to all those who have shared their thoughts here to help others.
As for my experience in the process, I would like to strongly emphasize the point that it is pretty easy to clear the exam with reasonable preparation. Here are my mock exam results to set yourself a benchmark.
Final Exam : 94%
Maha Anna's Exam : 90%
Heller's Book : 70%
Ramussen's Book : 70%
Exam Cram : 80%
I used the Ramussen book mostly, combined with the McGrawHill book. Both of them are really good. While Ramussen book is hard, McGrawHill is more towards the actual exam, maybe a bit more lenient.
Concentrate on Threads, IO, AWT, and Fundamentals.
Good Luck!
 
Author & Gold Digger
Posts: 7617
6
IntelliJ IDE Java
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Excellent job Sathya
 
Bartender
Posts: 2205
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Congratulations Sathya.
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 278
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Thats a great news.
Congratulations
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 317
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
good score Sathya...
 
Sathya Srinivasan
Ranch Hand
Posts: 379
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi,
Thank you for your warm wishes. With the confidence from this exam's results, I also plan on taking up the SCWCD exam. I see that JavaRanch has already published mock exams and the like.
Does anyone know how easy/tough it is? I don't see any books published for this exam.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Sathya.
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 40
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
There is a "links" page in the SCWCD forum that tells you everything you need to know about the exam: http://www.javaranch.com/scwcdlinks.jsp
I heard that the exam is somewhat (some say a lot) easier than SCJP2.
 
Sathya Srinivasan
Ranch Hand
Posts: 379
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Thanks for the link. I already went through the links mentioned there and even found a few mock exams!
Gives me a bit of a confidence when you say that it is easier than SCJP2!!
Sathya.
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 2596
Android Firefox Browser Ubuntu
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Congrats Sathya,
Great score
Where's Maha Anna's Exam? I couldn't find it in her list as well.
Regards,
- Manish
 
Sathya Srinivasan
Ranch Hand
Posts: 379
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Thanks Manish.
Here are the links that I have gathered (Maha's and others) for my SCJP Preparation.
Exam Simulators
http://deepak.htmlplanet.com/freed.html
http://joppa.appliedreasoning.com/javaCert/html/exam.html
http://www.jaworski.com/java/certification/
http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Orchard/9362/java/javacert/JDCert.html
http://eddiemcnally.hypermart.net/Jxam.zip
http://www.ii.uib.no/~khalid/pgjc/jcbook/engine.html
http://bmil.freeservers.com/tester/test.html
http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Screen/5046/test1.html
Full Exams
http://www.javaprepare.com/quests/test.html
http://www.javaranch.com/maha/_Mock_Exams/JohnJuntMockExam.htm
http://www.jchq.net/mockexams/exam1.htm
http://www.jchq.net/mockexams/exam2.htm
http://www.jchq.net/mockexams/exam3.htm
http://www.javaranch.com/maha/_Mock_Exams/MindQ_s_Sun_Certified_Java_Programmer_Practice_Test.htm
Topical Exams
http://www.angelfire.com/or/abhilash/Main.html
Resources
http://www.lanw.com/java/javacert/default.htm
http://www.dchung.com/java/javacertification.html
http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Orchard/9362/java/javacert/newboone1-19.html
http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Orchard/9362/java/javacert/
http://javacert.com/
http://www.acmerocket.com/skinny/
http://www.javaranch.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=24&t=014533
http://www.software.u-net.com/javaexam/JavaTips.htm
http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Network/3693/certlinks.html
http://www.jchq.net/
http://www.javaranch.com/maha/_Mock_Exams/_mock_exams.html
http://www.levteck.com/#Practice%20Exams
Hope these links help.
 
a fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool - shakespeare. foolish tiny ad:
Java file APIs (DOC, XLS, PDF, and many more)
https://products.aspose.com/total/java
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!