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SCJP 88%

 
Dave Kinkead
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I passed yesterday with 88%. Actually the test was harder than I expected - maybe 20% harderd than the practice questions in Kathy and Berts book - and much more on threads than I would have liked (62%)
Observations:
I have been learning Java (self taught) for 5 months and studying Kathy's book for 3 months. No real IT experience other than HTML. The book makes it very easy to pass IF you learn everything in it.
Do I know Java - yes.
Can I develop a decent app - no. That is the next thing for me to move on with.
Before I get flamed for not having 2y exp with java before getting my cert - I did this to get a foot in the door with an IT job. I don't think that SCJP should be used as a measure of one IT prowess - simply that one knows the core fundimentals. To me it is like learning German grammer - I can now speak the language but that doesn't mean I can write poetry.
Dave,
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Francis Siu
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Well done & Congratulations!
 
Bert Bates
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Dave -
Congrats!
Hey I have to poke a little fun at you, based on your post I can only conclude that you were scoring 108% on our mocks
-Bert
 
Valentin Crettaz
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Nice shot Dave
 
Ke Liu
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Congratulations !
 
Dan Chisholm
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Congratulations Dave!
 
Al Newman
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Good going, Dave! Don't worry too much about what others say. What you have done is put yourself at the head of the line for entry-level Java jobs, which is excellent.
If I were reading your CV with an eye to hiring a newbie any SCJP's would go right to the top of the stack. It's a helluva lot of work, and shows discipline and knowledge.
 
Ajith Kallambella
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Good deal!
Congratulations and good luck for your future endeavours!
 
John Lee
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Congratulations!
 
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