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Really happy! Passed SCJP 1.4 with 95%

 
Mathias Widman
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Hi dudes!
Just wanted to encourage you guys that have a solid C++ background that you can do this in a short time if you concentrate. I have 10 years of professional C++ development background. I've also teached OOD/OOP in C++ at the university a few years ago, so I know it really well.
I prepared for this exam by attending a 4 day crash-course in Java2 1.4 where we used Bruce Eckels book "Thinking in Java". After that I studied for about another 3 days, mostly doing mock exams. Started with the cow-game :-) and continued with another 5-6 moch exams. I went for it and got 95%!
I've had no experience with Java before this! I concentrated on learning the differences between C++ and Java and on the many exam traps discussed here and shown in the mock exams.
So, really learn the difference between Java/C++ and then trust your previous experience and instincts... I spent less than 100 hours on this and succeeded big time!
Going for Developers now...
Good luck you guys!
 
Jonas Isberg
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Congratulations and good luck with the developer exam!
 
Valentin Crettaz
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Nice shot Mathias
 
Leandro Oliveira
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congratulations Mathias Widman! well done!
 
John Lee
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Congratulations!
 
Dan Chisholm
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Congratulations Mathias!
 
Ajith Kallambella
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Congratulations and good luck for your future endeavours!
 
Ke Liu
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Congratulations!
 
Ruff Young
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Congratulations!
 
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