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Passed SCJP (95%)

 
Jon Pincott
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Two words: Sierra - Bates!
 
Vishal Gupta
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Congrats Jon!



Did you not use any of the mock exams?
 
Jon Pincott
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Thanks Black Hawk, if that is your real name...

I used the self-test questions at the end of each chapter, and I sat the mock exam(s) that came on the CD a couple of times. Took me about 2 weeks in total.

I did do the first few Dan Chisholm mocks and thought they were useful in terms of revision, but to learn the stuff in the first place you can't beat Sierra Bates.
 
Dan Chisholm
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Originally posted by Jon Pincott:

I did do the first few Dan Chisholm mocks and thought they were useful in terms of revision, but to learn the stuff in the first place you can't beat Sierra Bates.


Congratulations Jon!

Yes, the best way to learn Java for the first time is by reading any Java fundamentals textbook or any SCJP study guide. After reading each chapter in the Java fundamentals textbook or SCJP study guide, then the reader should go to my web site and do the single topic mock exam that covers the topics that were presented in the chapter of the textbook. My mock exams are intended to serve as a workbook to accompany any Java fundamentals textbook or any SCJP study guide. The same is true of my new book. (Please see the link in my signature.) The text that precedes the mock exam in each chapter of my book is intended to provide a convenient preview of the material covered in the mock exam. That text was written based on the assumption that the reader is not interested in reading more than a quick review of previously learned material. In other words, my new book is not intended to replace any existing book. Instead, my new book is intended to be used along with any existing Java fundamentals textbook or any SCJP study guide.

My biased opinion is that anyone that is studying for the exam should have a copy of my book.
 
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