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John Fontana
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Passed with 72% today! Much thanks to everybody here...Here's a summary of my experience with the whole process in case anyone about to take it finds it helpful:
- I failed it back on February 4th with a 50. The Prometric site I took it at was horrible - a half-burnt fluorescent light flashed above my head like a strobe light, there was a screaming baby across the hallway (for the entire duration...I kid you not.) They were not even expecting me, and I waited an hour past my scheduled time to take the test. No pencils or paper were provided.
- Hit the books again...Sun certified Programmer for Java 2 (Syngress) and B.Brogden's Exam Cram. Read an objective in the first book, wrote out many example programs, did the sample test, then did the same chapter in Exam Cram. Then I used JQPlus to make a custom test on everything in that category.
- Broke up the routine occasionally with Eckel's Thinking in Java, checking out Java Ranch, and just fiddling around with JBuilder for fun. (Great IDE, IMHO).
-called Prometric to reschedule after three weeks or so. Mentioned my experience at the first test location. I was able to get credit (half price) off of my next exam. Cannot be applied to Sun exams, though, because of the voucher-payment process. Maybe I'll take Oracle or something later this year.
[ March 08, 2002: Message edited by: John Fontana ]
 
Rob Ross
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Wow what a story. Good job sticking with it though. Congratulations!
 
Valentin Crettaz
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Good job John
 
Ghulam Rashid
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Congratulation John
 
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