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SCJP 1.4 - 90% - tips & disappointment

 
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Thank you all Ranchers, javaranch was one of the MAIN reasons I managed to get this nice score.
Special Thanks goes to:
1- Prof. Mughal (your book was a VERY good start)
2- Kathy (Thanks for the book chapter, the questions and your replies, you�re a star and your book is Wickedly Smart)
3- Dan (Your practice exams ROCKS, wish I knew about them earlier, thanks a lot for your great effort)
4- Valentin (many thanks for your contribute in the forum, your answers on many topics helped a lot)
5- Shishio (Mr. �JLS says� thanks a million)
6- Marcus (Yes, I left your exams till the end and I scored like the average I did with your exams Thank you)
and ALL the others that helped me with their exams, opinions, replies and efforts.
Just passed the 1.4 exam with 90%, I was disappointed, was hoping for me, but that score is Excellent anyway. There WAS mistakes in the Exam, it seems like it�s still beta. Some of the sentences were not clear at all, maybe it�s my English, but I don�t think so, I was very annoyed by these sentences as I probably missed on them, not that I didn�t know, but that I didn�t understand. There were also VERY clear syntax errors like ( atch ) which was suppose to be ( catch ) and of course none of the options were ( compiler error ) which means it was not intended.
All in all, I was not impressed, for $150, I was expecting something 100% proofed and tested.
Now my tips are WATCH OUT for the GC. I missed a lot on that � mainly because the sentences were not clear at all � and also Shishio San, told me he also missed on GC, Shishio San, if you don�t know is one of the few that I�m sure read all the available resources, JLS, API, etc.. he also got 90% and he mainly missed on GC.
Threads, there was a question that I think had 2 answers correct, they asked for one, and one of the options were (intermediate), anyone has ANY idea what that means?? :roll:
Score:
Declaration and Access Control: 87%
Flow Control, Assertions, and Exception Handling: 100%
Garbage Collection: 33% IMAGINE
Language Fundamentals: 100%
Operators and Assignments: 100%
Overloading, Overriding, Runtime Type and Object Orientation: 100%
Threads: 75%
Fundamental Classes in java.lang.package: 83%
The Collections Framework: 100%
Take care you all, I won�t abandon javaranch will try to contribute more.
 
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Let me be the first to congratulate you.
 
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That's a very respectable score. Nicely done.
 
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Congrags Alfred...
 
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Congrags Alfred...
 
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Alfred,
Could u tell us which of the mock tests compared in difficulty to the real exam?
Thanks.
 
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Alfred,
Congratulations on your great score!
 
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Sunita,
As I said, I scored in Marcus Green exams average of 90%, so it's a good indication, questions in the new 1.4 exam are of different style, but I think difficulty is the same like Marcus. That's for the available exams.
In a month or so, Kathy's book is going to be out, it has the same difficulty, same style of questions - I had a chance to review them - Also Kathy's book covered and pointed what is Exactly needed for the exam - talking about the chapter she sent me to review - DON'T compare the real exam to the J@Whiz demo, the demo I think is very very difficult, didn't see the full version. A MUST read is Dan's practice exams, the topic exams are GREAT.
Dan, Thanks for the Congratulations, 90% ==> Thanks to your Mock Exams
 
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Congratulation!
 
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Congrats Alfred!! actually I expected a better result than this(100%)
Can u be a little specific on Collections and assert topics.
I greatly appreciate ur response.
 
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Hey Alfred that's a great score 8-)
I was sure you would do well in the exam
Congratulations dude
Keep up the good work
 
sun par
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Thanks Alfred..
 
Alfred Kemety
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Thanks Shishio, maybe it's time now to change the signature and add these 4 letters hahaha
Don Bosco, in a post on the other forum, I wrote about collections and assertions, don't worry much about them, they were not difficult, read the post.
thanks to you all on the Congrats
 
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I got 90% yesterday too.
And I got bad performance in GC tooooo.
The questions seemed very unnatural.
 
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Nice shot Alfred I wouldn't worry too much about the score
 
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Nice job Alfred Kemety.
Its nice score.
 
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