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Passed the SCJP 1.4 today

 
Chris Gastin
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Passed the SCJP 1.4 today. I began preparing back in early July for the 1.2 exam, but in mid July I started to see that Sun was going to be offering a 1.4 exam. As you know there were not many materials out there for the 1.4 so I started off with the Sun Certified Java Programmer 1.2 book by Syngress publishing. I skipped the chapters on AWT. This book was very useful, but there were several topics, which this book did not cover. I study the Java API, which were not covered in this book, and read through post on Java Ranch for other topics. I took mock exams from Dan Chisholm and Marcus Green, which were very helpful in monitoring my progress. Thanks Guy! After taking Marcus�s mock exams (minus IO and AWT questions) I was averaging 80%. I scheduled the exam 3 days out from completing Marcus�s mock exams, and I study troubled topics for me such as Threads and skimmed all other topic.
Now I only scored 67%, and 52% is passing, but you know what I passed. That is all that matters. I am part of the SCJP club.
Make sure you hit Threads heavily. I had a good bit of questions on that topic.
 
Valentin Crettaz
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Good job Chris
 
Jamal Hasanov
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Congratulations, Chris
Nice done!
Best Regards,
Jamal Hasanov
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Alan Phillips
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Excellent Chris!
Which kinds of topics would you suggest to check in the API that aren't covered enough in the 1.2 books?
 
Chris Gastin
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Alan I review All Wrapper Classes, and Collection Framework.
Sun has some good tutorials on collection framework, assertions, and wrapper classes. That was helpful

Chris
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Alan Phillips
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Great, thanks alot Chris!
 
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