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I had just enough brain cells left!!!

 
Jon Huhtala
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I made it on the first try with 83%, but I'm getting too old for this. I'll be 55 tomorrow. Does the saloon give senior citizen discounts?
I've been teaching Java at Ferris State University for 3 years and have been programming for 36 years. All that hexadecimal work as an IBM Systems Programmer helped a LOT. So did helping countless students debug their code.
The practice tests that best predicted my score were the bonus tests in RHE. My last two were 84%. I was 70% on a quick pass through Marcus Green's test. On Valentin's I only had time for about 1/4 of it but scored 81% on the part I tried (bit manipulation is my strong suit).
My biggest problem on the REAL test was nerves. I give a lot of tests but haven't taken one for years (make that decades). The screen was small but I tiled the windows to compensate. Also, I nearly choked on the first question (something about instantiating an inner class). Nerves! I marked it, went on to the next question and came back when I settled down.
Time was not a factor but always in the back of my mind. I worked more slowly on the REAL test due to paranoia.
Thanks to everyone at java ranch and YEEEEHAAAA!
[ April 11, 2002: Message edited by: Jon Huhtala ]
 
Rob Ross
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Congratulations Jon!
 
swapna sivaraju
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Congrats Jon!!!
Swapna
 
Guy Allard
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Cool dude! I thought I was old (52) when I did it.
Your sysprog stuff: MVS, VM, or VSE?
Regards, Guy
 
Manish Hatwalne
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programming for 36 years!!!
Great!!!
Congrats on your success Wish you all the best for future.
Regards,
- Manish
 
Valentin Crettaz
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Good job Jon
 
Raghav Mathur
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well done jon and congratulations on turning 55 . Belated happy birthday !
 
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