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1 week with Kathy and Bert....passed 83%

 
Mark Doble
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I took the test yesterday after attending a 1 week course at the Training Camp boot camp for Java. The use the (awesome) book Java 2 by Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates. (www.trainingcamp.net)
The test is 61 questions with 120min given....there are also some survey questions which you get an additional 15min to answer (you can do these in about 3min).
I finished the test in 50min...and you can spend the rest of the time second guessing your answers
The practice questions from the book are very similiar to the test.
My advice for this test would be...dont make studying for this test a career...give it a few weeks depending on experience and then jump in!
I would like to thank Kathy and Bert without whom i would be certificateless!
cheers,
Mark.
 
Vishy Karl
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Congratulations !!!
 
Bert Bates
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Mark,
Congratulations! Great job!
Glad the book helped, and it's interestingto know that they're using our book. Can you say more about how they use the book?
Thanks,
Bert
 
Marcus Green
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What topics did the course cover?
 
Mark Doble
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The training camp covers ch 1-9 (all the needed chapters for the exam) in a class that goes from 9am to 5pm and then 7pm to 9pm. The instructor was great. He knew what needed to be covered in depth and covered those topics unitl everyone understood.
We read a concept and then everyone coded it and ran the code the see the output....worked great.
The class gives you the needed time off work to study and get ready for the test. You can defintely do this without the class....it just helps to be focused and have the time to dedicate to getting ready.
I felt ready for the test in 4 days...so i took it a day early.
by the way the class is in the Pocono Mountains in Pa....not much else to do but study!
cheers,
Mark.
 
Thomas De Vos
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Looks like you had a great time and the SCJP certification. Well done.
Many congratulations.
 
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