Hello guys, I've passed scjp today. Thanks for everybody here,especially those who answered my postings. Let me share my experience with you. After I started learning java for two months I started preparing scjp, and that took another two months plus. I spent four to five hours a day preparing.I was having financial difficulty and so I tried all of my effort to try to pass the exam in the first time without buying another voucher again. I bought two books and JQPlus. JQPlus was very helpful for me. The questions there are not too strange so they match the questions of the real exam. Some mock exams present you with questions that can never appear in the real one. I didn't see any extra- ordinary questions like(Float.NaN == Float.NaN ) in the real exam. Of course I worked hard with the books and I spent a lot of time doing mock exams. I think I have done more than 30 mock exams. Everybody will tell you to study hard and do a lot of mock exams as I did. So I don't want to talk about them anymore. I just want to emphasize that you should know how to control time when you take the real exam. When I first started doing mock exams,I spent about 80 minutes. But I found myself tending to jump to conclusion when I saw the explanations for the questions which I did wrong. I could have answered the questions right if I was careful enough. I regreted many times that I didn't analyze the questions with great care. Then I decided to spend more time understanding the questions. After that I spent about two hours for a exam. Wow! That was too close to the allowed time period. Yes, that is just too close and risky.I have no time to review the questions. Finally I decide to limit the time to 100 minutes so that I have 20 minutes to do reviewing. Afterwards whenever I did exam I divided the 60 questions to 3 portions, 20 questions each. I must complete 20 questions in 35 minutes( some time a bit less than 1/3 of the overall time ). With this target in mind, I was able to "examine the question as thoroughly as possible and "still have some time to do reviewing" for the rest of exams I did. Today when I took the real exam I was able to examine the questions carefully enough even for code which is quite short. Note that short code is where you will most likely jump to conclusion. When I finished the last questions I have four questions which I marked and had not give answers. And I have 18 minutes left ( Just as I used to be ). Wow! that was just too good. I had just enough time to think about those questions and the rest of the marked questions. I went through them without missing anyone of them. At last I answered all of the questions without any of them chosen by random. So the conclusions is :
Thank everybody. Strange ! When I put this posting, I saw it appeared here immediately. But after a short while I discoverd that it was removed and cannot be seen anymore. Today I came back and it is here again. Magic ! Anyway developing time-control while doing mock exams is really important. Time makes people nervous in the real exam.
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