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SCJP certification

 
JeanLouis Marechaux
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Hi all,
Do to the answers I received, I had to censor myself. So I changed this post.
That's why the 2 posts below (Tracy / Don) could seem weird.. They were an answer to my former message.
So, I want to encourage everybody to take the SCJP. It's great, you learn a lot, and I'm sure it will be very useful in your life.

I also want to thank Ersin Eser who sent me the CRAM book last year.
And of course, the whole Javaranch family.... Its really a great (I mean GREAT) website
Part 2 :
For those who still want to have some feedback about the real Sun exam, here you are ...
1) I had a lot of IO question (between 5 and 7)
This is one of the objectives I underestimated.
2) I had a lot of questions about threads (5-7 maybe more)
3) The time is really not a problem. It took me 1h 15 instead of 2.
4) The mock exams from Marcus Green are really valuable, and the level of difficulty is close from the real one.
5) I had 3 or 4 questions about AWT, which is a lot for a J2EE developer like me who has never programmed an applet
6) and also a lot of question about inner classes.. Hey, who really use Inner classes in real life ?
7) and a lot of question about for.. loops and switch case
Disclaimer : As english is not my native language, please forgive me if my post is unclear, and please keep in mind I DO NOT want to offense anyone.

Tracy : I assure I have programmed a lot, but you see, Inner Classes are not really used in EJBs.
Don : Please forgive my ignorance. But I swear I'll try to keep learning....

Is it better now ? :roll:
[ December 10, 2002: Message edited by: Bill Bailey ]
 
Tracy Woo
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Originally posted by Bill Bailey:
Hey, who really use Inner classes in real life ?

I am not surprised that you find the exam stupid. It is clear that you haven't programmed in real life
This is exam IS NOT for proving that you are a good designer and developer. It is for proving that you know the java language fundamentals. It is just a base for all you future endeavours and it should be strong. This exam exposes the cracks in your base, if any.
 
Don Bosco
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Bill,
If u are taking SCJD or SCWCD, then u will definitely know the purpose of SCJP.
BTW, u realized that the exam is stupid after taking it?? :roll:
No hard feelings. but don't discourage people with ur ignorance.
 
Valentin Crettaz
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Nice shot Bill
 
JeanLouis Marechaux
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BTW, I passed.
and sometime, please just be aware that my lack of english vocabulary prevents me from finding the right word for the right situation. But I never wanted to offense or criticize anybody
mea culpa.
[ December 10, 2002: Message edited by: Bill Bailey ]
 
Ruff Young
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Congratulations!
 
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