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Mission accomplished - Passed SCJP 1.4 - 98%

 
Simon MacDonald
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I just came back from the exam centre; I'm still very excited and shaking.
I was really nervous before the exam but was able to calm down after I had filled in
the pre-exam questions.
I passed the exam with 98%.
I had scheduled my exam originally for the 25/04 but I felt very confident and moved it forward to today.
I would like to thank all the JavaRanch people for being such a great bunch of people, always friendly and willing to help. Apologies If I didn't participate too much.
I used only http://www.javacertificate.com, I purchased their full preparation package a couple of weeks ago and went through all the objectives. Only when I scored 90% and above each objective I moved on to the next objective.
After each objective I went through their quick review questions and every time I started a new objective
I ran the quick review questions from the objectives that I had finished.
Finally I started to take many mock-exams on their site and yesterday I went through the exclusive final certification mock exam.
This is a very cool site and very well organized. The mock questions are very close to the real exam. I could not have been able to pass without them.
Many thanks folks.
I didn't purchase any books but I went through the JLS, rather boring but very good to study the correct terminology.
Last but not least, I would like to thank my wife and almost 2 year old son for having to miss me during my study period.
 
Thomas De Vos
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Simon,
Great score. Wonderful. Fantastic.
We are very pleased that the website was useful.
Keep up the good work.

 
Satish Avadhanam
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Congrats Simon.
 
Hari Vignesh Padmanaban
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Great score Somons !!!
Congrats !!!
 
Bert Bates
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Simon -
Awesome!
Bert
 
E Pease
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That is great.
How many hoours did you study per day? Did you study every day? Did you have ANY previous knowledge of Java? Other languages?
 
Rashi Gulati
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Congrats Simon
Great Score!!!
Rashi
 
Simon MacDonald
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Many thanks everyone for congratulating me, especially Thomas.
Eusi,
I'm coding for about the last year in Java, I have/had experience in C++ for about 2 years.
For the last 6 weeks I have been practising for about 3/4 hours a day, without skipping one day. (Except for one, my Son's birthday). The first 3 weeks I went through the JLS while doing some examples and afterwards took only mock-exams from javacertificate.
All the best with your preparation.
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