Dear all, I am so happy to announce that I passed SCJP 1.4 exam with 86%. I couldnt believe when I saw the score because this was my second attempt. The first time I took, I got only 46% so it was waaaaaaay beyond what I expected. I was a salient member of this site but I was regularly following various discussion on this site, which were extremely helpful. Thank you very much to all. Best wishes to the new exam takers. Don't loose your heart if you don't make it first time. The exam IS tough. Prepare hard and you'll get. Now that a big burdun is off my head, I will try to help other people out here. Please let me know if you need any information about the exam. Janaki.
Congratulations, Janaki! Persistence does pay off: I believe Thomas Edison needed 999 tries to find a workable filament for his first light bulb. I believe he's also the one who said that success is 5% inspiration and 95% perspiration. Your persistence (and I bet a bit of perspiration!) truly paid off. Cheers! Jeff
Give a man a fish, he'll eat for one day. Teach a man to fish, he'll drink all your beer.
Cheers, Jeff (SCJP 1.4 all those years ago...)
Nice Score Janaki!Congratulations! Could you please elaborate as what were the points/things which you were missing in your last attempt.Any change in exam taking strategy? One more query; is time sufficient to answer and review all questions , thanks, Rajiv
Originally posted by Rajiv Goyal: Nice Score Janaki!Congratulations! Could you please elaborate as what were the points/things which you were missing in your last attempt.Any change in exam taking strategy? One more query; is time sufficient to answer and review all questions , thanks, Rajiv
I think time is enough but the questions are tricky. If my first attempt I could not crack many topics. Most frustrating were the loop questions. In some questions, there were 2-3 nested loops with break, continue etc. and they want you to act as a compiler and find the answer. Isn't that crazy??? Anyway... another topic I scored very badly was threads. Again, they create multiple threads with wait notify etc. and then ask you to predict the output. Then there are apis of collections, inner class. I just missed every thing In the first attempt I had studied only books. I did only JavaRanch mock exam and thought it was sufficient. But I found out that this mock exam is grossly misleading. This time I read the topics again and did all the mock exams I could find on the net. I also bought jqplus questions from enthuware for 25 bucks, which was pretty useful. I would suggest to take as many mocks as possible. Just reading and knowing the concepts is simply not enough.