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Passed SCJP 1.4 - 90%

 
Don Bosco
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Hi Guys,
Passed the SCJP 1.4 with 90%. My special thanks to JavaRanch.
My experience:
Phase1
Went through the practice questions to get used to the interface.
Phase2
Completed the exam in 45 min. Marked the questions which are doubtful.
Phase3
In this phase I went through all the marked questions.
Phase 4
In the last phase I went through all the questions.
After doing all the phases I had 15 mins left.
About the questions:
The exam started with 10 thread questions. 3 questions on synchronization. remaining easy.
garbage collection was easy. Remember that local object will not be garbage collected if its reference is returned by that method.
Know about the String and StringBuffer methods. questions will try to call StringBuffer methods from String objects and vice versa. so be alert.
3-4 questions on main function arguments. most of them will be runtime errors. dont confuse if u see arguments like -b , -c etc.
very basic questions on Collections framework. but know the methods as many as possible.
2 questions from assertions. but very basic.
be alert about the local variables being accessed from out of scope. especially for loop variables.
a couple of questions on short circuit operators.
know the 3 rules of hashcode.

****if you see compile error or runtime error in the answer then be careful. most of the times answer will be either of them. and if u feel that a piece of code is very easy then the question is trying to trick u.
one good thing about the exam is all the questions will ask about how many answers to select.
My personal recommendation is read velmurugan notes. it has everything.
and don't forget to take caffiene during the exam. it keeps u active.
I got 75-80% in marcus green exams. the exam questions are <= tricky than the questions in marcus tests.
Thanks to Valentin, Dan, Alfred and other javaranchers for instant responses.
JavaRanch never Sleeps!!!
Next targets - SCWCD, CCNA and UML.
Proud to be a SCJP!
[ November 26, 2002: Message edited by: Don Bosco ]
 
Jessica Sant
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nicely done! -- great suggestions.
 
Dan Chisholm
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Congratulations Don!
 
Valentin Crettaz
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Nice shot Don
Happy to be of some help to you.
 
Svend Rost
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Congrats with the nice score
Thanks for the pointers.
Good luck
/Svend Rost
 
Alfred Kemety
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Congrats Don, glad I helped
 
Ruff Young
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Congratulation!
 
M Mahfuzur Rahman
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Congratulations.
 
Rao Kodeboyina
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Good Job, Congrats
 
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