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Passed SCJP

 
Cathy Song
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Hi All,
I passed SCJP today with a 96%. I missed two questions on
1. Flow Control, Assertion, and Exception Handling and
2. Fundamental Class in the java.lang package
How I studied
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a. I used the K&B and Kalid's certification books.
b. Solved as many mock exams as I could lay my hands on.
(Dans's, Marcus Green, John Hunt, Javacertificate, javaprepare......)
c. Wrote lots of code to clear my concepts
d. Regularly visited javaranch.
Tips
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a. Threads questions were TOUGH. So study threads very very very well.
b. Know overriding/overloading concepts backwards
c. On the day before the exam go over exam watch and 2 min. drill in the K&B book. This really helped me.
d. Make flash cards while studying.
e. DO NOT miss Dan's mock and the K&B book..they are invaluable.
Thanks Kathy and Berts for the AMAZING book. Thanks Dan, Marcus and javacertificate for your helpful mock exams.
Thanks Marlene, Harwinder, Vad, Thomas, Jessica and everyone else on javaranch for answering my questions.... I love your site. You guys are doing a great job. Studying for this exam has been a great experience thanks to you all.
 
Vad Fogel
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Wow Cathy, what a score!!!

I guess we missed the same question on Exception handling, it was a bit amiguously worded.
My congrats, you've done a terrific job!
Are you planning on doing SCWCD?
 
Cathy Song
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Thanks Vad. Regarding SCWCD.. I wonder how long it takes to study for it. I dont know much about Servlets and JSP. But you know what..you've got me interested.. Are you studying for it too?
 
Vad Fogel
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Cathy, I can't call myself a complete newbie to the web stuff, though I need more hands-on experience with Java web. I'm currently preparing for SCWCD. There's tons of rumours about it being updated next spring, but I figured "what's the heck" and went ahead.
So far it's been exciting for me - applying well acquired SCJP knowledge towards more real web applications. I bought "Murach's JSP and Servlets" (for beginners ) and keep finding booboos in there. One reason being is the book uses older Tomcat, and I'm up to date with the latest, and I in general like the process of detecting errors.
I'm planning to spend as much time as needed to get prepared, no rush. The ultimate goal is ultimate knowledge.
The exam objectives are pretty exciting too.
 
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Congrats Cathy I think you deserve it.
Actually i was waiting you to post your score.
Your questions always made me go back and read again.
GoodLuck in all your future exams.
 
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Cathy -
TOTALLY AWESOME !!! 96%
We're glad the book helped, and we hope you'll stick around the ranch!
I really like your posts and the good discussions that have come from them.
Bert
[ November 25, 2003: Message edited by: Bert Bates ]
 
Vishy Karl
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Congratulations Cathy,
You have r right there on top
Well done,
 
suresh sundaram
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Can some one please type in the URL for DAN's Mock exam. Is it free? I see lot of posts carrying reference to this but no link.
Thank you all for the reply
 
Dimple Kaushik
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Originally posted by suresh sundaram:
Can some one please type in the URL for DAN's Mock exam. Is it free? I see lot of posts carrying reference to this but no link.

http://www.danchisholm.net/sept27/guide/index.html
It's not completely free. You need to pay ur time.
The more u pay the more u gain.
 
Thomas De Vos
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Cathy,
We are more as pleased with such an excellent score and glad that the website was useful. Well done !

[ November 26, 2003: Message edited by: Thomas De Vos ]
[ November 26, 2003: Message edited by: Thomas De Vos ]
 
Anupam Sinha
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Congrats Cathy.
 
Cathy Song
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Thanks Dimple, Bert,Vishy,Thomas, Anupam.
 
Andres Gonzalez
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Congrats Cathy !
 
Lakshmi Saradha
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Congrats Cathy!!!
My best wishes for your other exams and your career.
Lakshmi.
 
Harwinder Bhatia
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Hey Cathy
Awesome score !!! Congratulations
You really deserve this good score. I saw how you were working on the mocks left and right in the past few days from the questions you were posting. Your questions have really helped me prepare for the exam. I always read your questions very carefully.
I've been going through some turmoil in my work life and haven't been able to concentrate on the exam at all. Today I logged in just to check your score because I knew your exam date (25th) .. and I'm really glad (but not surprised) to see your score.
All the best to you for the future. Hope you'll be around to help me and others ...
Cheers
Harwinder
 
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Hi Cathy,
Congratulations. A very good score. All of your questions and the implied dedication is an inspiration to everyone.
I wish you the best in graduate school and teaching and your future.
Marlene
[ November 26, 2003: Message edited by: Marlene Miller ]
 
Cathy Song
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Thanks for your wishes Andres, Lakshmi, Harwinder, and Marlene.
 
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congratulation, song.
I hope I will pass the exam and get a good score like you too.
 
CH Lee
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Congratulation Cathy!!!
I bet you are enjoying your Thanksgiving party now with SCJP now a piece of your proud history.
CH
 
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Congratulations to you...
daniel
 
Fisher Daniel
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Congratulations to you....
daniel
 
Cathy Song
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Thanks Fei, Lee and Daniel. :-)
Lee, Thanksgiving was indeed great..Pumpkin pie is oozing out of me
Fei, good luck for your exam. I am sure you will go great.
[ November 28, 2003: Message edited by: Cathy Song ]
 
O Joseph
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hi cat!
big congrats dear. its a pity we're'll gonna miss ur minute by minute
questions. anyway , i guess scjp's loss is scwcd's gain.
cheers,
Jo
 
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Cathy
Congratulations...
Lalitha Chandran
 
Cathy Song
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Thanks Jo and Lalitha.
 
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Dear Friends,
I am Naveen.
I have completed my masters in Information Systems.
I am looking for a career in Java Based Software Development.
I am looking for a job.
How I have to plan to get SCJP1.4 Certificate.
Please Reply with detailed Plan.
Thank you
Naveen
navendya@yahoo.com
 
Cathy Song
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Hi Naveen,
This site might be useful.
 
Mcgill Smith
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Congratulations
 
Mcgill Smith
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Congratulations
 
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