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I passed SCJP 1.4 with 88%

 
Jonathan Oblea
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Hello Everyone,
I passed the SCJP1.4 exam just today and got a score of 88%.
Overall the exam is tough but there were also easy questions.
My advice to future exam takers is to focus on your weakness
points and ask it question in javaranch as I did.
Last but not the least, I want to thank Javaranch and Kathy&Bert
for their great book.
Thank you!
 
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Jonathan,
88% on the toughest test out there is a Great score!
Congrats!
Bert
 
Mr Obi Orjiekwe
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No doubt about that!!! The exam wasnt as I expected. Luckily I did some last minute revision. Managed 73% so kinda glad (I remember the old exam had a pass score of 71% so it would have been a close shave).
I got a question on referencing a private static variable in it's class's static main method. for a minute I was stumped. I chose compiler error. like 30 mins later I was like "That was a stupid selection". I had to click through to find it and correct it. I was like "Phewwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!".
Just goes to show that on the day nerves can cost a few correct answers. Wish I could take the exam home and find out which ones I failed. I know I failed the question on Daemon Threads. Wasnt sure for a minute if a program terminated if the only threads were daemons and they had in turn spawned a non-daemon thread. Came home tried it and .... the program terminated once i spawned the daemon thread even though it had started a non-daemon thread. See nothing in my preparation saw that question coming.
All in all a very good exam.
Congrats for your score and good luck in the future.
 
Jonathan Oblea
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Hello Mr. Obi, Thanks.
I didn't encounter any questions related to daemon threads. Some of them
questions on Threads are easy but there were a couple of tough questions too. Luckily, I scored 87% on Thread section.
My lowest score was on Collection Framework, I became a little bit careless
on this section. I should analyze the question carefully.
Good luck too on your future.
Thanks and Best regards,
Jonathan
 
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