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Passed scjp2 1.4 with 93%

 
Jie Zhou
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Thanks to JavaRanch forum, to all that contribute their notes, tips, free mock exams. Finally I made it.
I used total 5 months to prepare this exam. Following is how I get prepared:
Before I read any book, I went through the exam’s objective and took several Mock exams, like Java prepare, Sun Guo-Giao’s first mock exam, Sun’s sample code , of course got pretty low score.
Then I spent one month to read Exam Cram by Bill Brogden, and Roseanne Zhang’s FAQ(it is pretty good. At the same time, I played JavaRanch Rules Roundup till I got 100%. I took a lot of mock exams from:
  • Maha Anna's home page except for Marcus Green’s.
  • Jdiscuss free mock exam
  • Jxam

  • [*}J@Whiz,Jcertyfy, Jqplus(all trial version)
  • Dan Chisholm’s mock exam

  • [*}Sun Guo-Qiao’s
    From that I got to know what my weakness are, I spent another month to
  • reading “A Programmers guide to Java Certification" -- Khalid Mughal(It covers Declarations and Access Control, Language Fundamentals,Overloading, Overiding, JAVA.LANG.PACKAGE,Operator and Assignments very well , but I skip the code sample by coding myself)
  • searching the Big Mouse Saloon for previous posts(like Threads, Garbege Collection) C)Sun’s API for Wrapper class, Math class.
  • by Koray Guclu(it is clear and understanble)
  • For Assertions,please read Sun’s doc, you need to “identify correct statements about the assertion mechanism”, “distinguish appropriate from inappropriate sue of assertions”, that appeared in my exam.


  • Two weeks before I took the exam, I read Velmurugan’s note, and did Marcus’s exams got 70%-80%, Valentin’s got 55% (all exclude I/O and AWT), Dan Chisholm’s( I did twice), repeat necessary sections of the API.
    Last two days, I reviewed all the mistakes and read
    I’m a stay home mom who took java lesson a year ago and have no computer related working experience. If I can do it, you can do it too. My next step is SCWCD.
    Ivette Mestre's quick rivision tipsTop-level and Inner class tutorial
     
    Jie Zhou
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    I'm sorry, I didn't put the url in correct place.
    Top-level and Inner classby Koray Guclu.

    Last two days, I reviewed all the mistakes and read Ivette Mestre's quick revision tip.
    If the moderators can help to edit my previous post, that will be great.
     
    Jessica Lang
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    Congrats there! I am inspired by it...but it can be difficult for someone working fulltime eh....
     
    Valentin Crettaz
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    Great job Jie
     
    Saurabh Malhotra
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    Good Job
    Could u tell me how many questions on Asserstions are been asked.
     
    Jie Zhou
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    Could u tell me how many questions on Asserstions are been asked.

    I had 2 assertion questions in my exam, they appeared in 2 code segments.
     
    Ivette Mestre
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    Congratulations!!! Great job!
    ivt
     
    Jim Lee
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    Congratulations on your SCJP.
    Thanks for describing all your efforts in preparing for the test. It motivates me to study more, when I read people success stories.
    Good luck on your SCWCP.
     
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