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Perseverance!!!! I passed!!!

 
Chris Garrison
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Hooray! Hooray!
After failing on my first attempt (with a score of 59 - arghh!!) I passed with a 77 yesterday. It sure feels good. I was getting really tired of studying.
I don't have a very strong computing background - I've been programming in RPG for 2 years - I decided I needed to learn something that was going to be around for a while. I'm glad I went with Java.
For those of you thinking about getting certified, I say you should try it. It is something I'm proud of acheiving. It will go on my resume forever! (unlike some other certs.)
I read a couple of books, I took the Java course through Sun (which was very good but not really geared toward "passing" the exam). I also took a class at a technical college. I studied the Roberts book and the Mughal book. It was hard work but well worth it. I do think it's helpful to have 2 study sources. I studied for about 4 months for the exam ( 3 months b/f taking it the first time.) FYI
Well enough ranting. Good luck to you all. I hope anyone who wonders wether or not they should try the exam will take a shot.
 
Corey McGlone
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Congratulations, Chris! Nice work.
 
Jessica Sant
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nicely done!
 
Mark Spritzler
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Conrats Chris, I am glad you stuck with it and passed.
Mark
 
Rob Ross
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Congratulations Chris.
 
Nazmul Huda Sarkar
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Congratulations!!!
 
Jamal Hasanov
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Congratulations, Chris
JAmal Hasanov
 
Arun Pai
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Chris,
Well done. congratulations!!
-Arun
 
Valentin Crettaz
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Congratulations Chris
 
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