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passed SCJP 1.4 today - but only 60%

 
Rob Bartlitz
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I don't know whether to be happy or not. I passed SCJP 1.4 today, but only just scraped through with 60% (pass is 51% now). The questions seemed more difficult than the mock exams I tried on the internet (I was passing them with at least 90% every single time!!!, including the Marcus Green ones). Can someone cheer me up, please?
 
Mark Howard
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Hassle not, Rob, there are a great many people who don't even make the pass mark, some of whom are very experienced Java developers.
Just pat yourself on the back, have a beer on us and enjoy the moment
 
paul chen
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Hi,there:
Pass just pass. Could you tell me what's going on the assert and thread and collection?
Tomorrow I will take exam.
Thanks
Paul
 
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Good job Rob
A pass is a pass
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Michael Furchert
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Rob, as the others said: A pass is a pass.
What was more difficult in the real exam than
in the mock exams? Are there larger code examples? Or is sun trying to make the questions harder because they lowered the passing score from SCJP2 1.2 to 1.4?
BTW: Are there any mock exams for SCJP 1.4 available on the 'net?
 
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Congrats Rob,
Don't worry too much abt the score, you are SCJP now!!! Besides, score is not shown on your certificate anyway. Enjoy your success...
- Manish
 
Jim Lee
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Stop feeling blue!
There is a lot of programmers out there, who wish they had a SCJP certificate. Which reminds me, I better go hit the books now.
 
Rob Bartlitz
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Hi guys,
Thank you very much for your support. I feel better already. I had to 'sign' a terms and conditions agreement which forbids me from telling you anything about the questions, but I can say that they were longer and more probing than the examples you find on the internet. Most of them required me to press the 'Exhibit' button to see more of the long code and I didn't get a single TRUE/FALSE question (could be just bad luck). Nevertheless, do not be put off by what I'm saying. It might be that I just panicked on the day. To those that are taking it soon, I say - good luck, I'm sure you'll be alright. Thanks for letting me feel better.
Rob
 
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