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Passed SCJP 1.4 with 96%

 
Atif Faridi
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Here is an outline of my preparation:
1) Read Mughal/Rasmussen's book (chapters 2-11) thoroughly, highlighting important/unintuitive concepts and doing all the excercises.
2) Went back through the book and summarized important material in my own words. (This got old fast and I only made it through Chapter 8)
3) Took Dan Chisholm's study guide format exam. I did not simulate exam conditions in this effort. Rather, I used these exams as a learning tool. (Averaged 75-80%)
4) Begged my wife for a little more time to study as she was ordering me to take the SCJP exam immediately.
5) Took Marcus Green's exam and scored 96%.
6) Read Sun's paper on assertions. This is all you need.
7) Got put in the doghouse by my wife when I told her I'll take the exam in a month or two.
8) Memorized Thread constructors & methods, java.lang.* wrapper constructors & methods indicated in the objectives and collections framework interface/class hierarchy & behavior.
9) Scheduled and took the exam in two days.
10) Currently on work-release from doghouse.
Peace to my homeboyz Chisholm, Green, Mughal, Rasmussen and my peeps at Java Ranch for their bling-blingin' prep jonx. Thanks to my wife for layin' the smack-down.
Atif
[ January 14, 2003: Message edited by: Atif Faridi ]
[ January 14, 2003: Message edited by: Atif Faridi ]
 
Sridhar Srikanthan
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Hi Atif,
Congrats on a great score ....
Your description was informative and funny too
Sri
 
Ruff Young
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Congratulations!
 
Sanjay Saxena
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Many Congrats!!!
Your 4th point exactly describes my situation too.
 
Valentin Crettaz
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Nice shot Atif
 
Dan Chisholm
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Congratulations on your great score Atif!
 
Arpana Rai
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thats really great....congrats
 
shweta mathur
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Congratulations Atif !
N'joy!!
 
Shabeen Jafri
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Congratualations, man. I always knew you'd kick some serious @$$!
Now little Isa (Atif's soon to be born son) can actually be proud of his Daddy!
 
Gisselle Szaritsa
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Congrats man! What a great score! Wish you all the best!!!
 
Marcus Green
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Congratulations!
Marcus
 
M.C. Horn
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You Java stud !!! (no offense intended for all the Java goddeses out there, this is intended as an equal opportunity atta boy)
 
Atif Faridi
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Thanks for all the kind words.
 
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