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Passed SCJP 1.4 with 65% -- Do I need more study ?

 
Derek Shek
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Hi,

Well, I am very happy that I passed !!!
BUT, only 65% -- 40/61 are corrected.
My score for Thread is the worst... only 25%

I studied the "Kathy Sierra" book for one week and take the test today.

My plan is to pass the "Developer" test but I am wondering if I need more study on the SCJP since I only got 65% (feels very embarrassing for a 6 years old computer developer)

--my $0.02--
My job is to code Java everyday (3 years already) and I've been using IntelliJ since day one, this test is really make me think I should NOT use a nice editor to code java, so I can catch more small mistake when I code. However, I don't think my manager and team will appreciate if I use "notepad" to code java....
BTW, my team and manager is so "negative" on this test and the company won't pay for it, they said the test prove nothing and someone pass the test doesn't not mean he/she can code(I agree 50/50 on this) Fine, I just paid for myself $150 on this test and skip the lunch.

Thanks,
Derek
 
Lu Battist
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Congrads. It doesn't much matter from just passing to 99%.
Of course a 100% is something to brag about. (I was just an average joe -too)

My 2 cents:
Definitely brush up on threading before trying to tackle the Developer's exam. Try creating your own GUI with some methods that do stuff behind the scences and then update something on the screen when their done. This will force you to work through some threading issues while you get practice on a GUI too.
 
Dan Chisholm
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Congratulations Derek!

There is no piece of paper on earth that proves that you are a good programmer. Even a master's degree from any university in the United States won't prove that you can write great code. Even so, a certification proves that you have a good understanding of the exam objectives.
 
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