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Passed SCJP 1.4 with 98%

 
Mike Gallihugh
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I came from a mainframe background (18 years) and just started with Java last April.
Here are my prep suggestions:
1) You can not write too many examples of code.
Make examples of what does and doesn't work (both are equally important) for everything. I created a folder for each objective and constantly went back and added to them.
2) Write your own study guide, in your own words, with your own diagrams.
3) I depended on Ivor Horton's Beginning Java 2 SDK 1.4 Edition book and thought it was great preparation. My other book was 'Thinking in Java'
4) Read and become familiar with the JSL and API documentation
5) The internet is loaded with material, especially JavaRanch! Every issue I came up with had already been asked and answered here. Also, make sure to take, and retake, the mock exams.
6) finally, know the given objectives and you'll be fine. I spent way too much study time on Collection methods, order of variable initialization, local inner classes, ambiguous references and the like.
Good Luck!
 
Bert Bates
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WOW !!!
 
Dan Chisholm
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Congratulations on your great score Mike!
 
Sridhar Srikanthan
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Congrats Mike
Thats one score I would love to get
Sri
 
Ruff Young
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Congratulations!
 
Valentin Crettaz
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Great shot Mike
 
Paul Anilprem
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Congratulations! Please do post your scores in various mock exams here.
-Paul.
 
John Lee
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Congratulations!
 
Dan Chisholm
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Paul,
Thank you for adding my exam to your page. I really hope that everyone will start to post their scores on your page.
It would be great if a link to your page were added to this Certification Results forum. I think that it would be very helpful for anyone that wants to know how their mock scores compare to real exam score. Have you already suggested the link or is it already here someplace?
 
Manish Hatwalne
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Congrats Mike!
Great score.
- Manish
 
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