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scjp @ 70%

 
Chris Wash
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well i passed. it wasn't pretty, but neither were my study habits. i just wanted to prove to the world if you work with java for four years then you can pass this test without months of studying. i studied a total of about 24 hours over the past five days, primarily by reading chapters on topics that i was rusty with from mughal's book. i didn't make it a third of the way through even one mock exam due to interruptions, but i think that 11 questions is a big enough buffer to say that it wasn't all luck... and i was surprised that i got what seemed like 10 questions on threads.

i don't think it's a huge accomplishment because i didn't invest that much time in it, but i am glad that i passed. it is definitely a thorough test, but i think knowledge of semantics and syntax, in such a high level language, is the domain of the compiler. if you have experience working with the language, and spend time learning best practices, i think it's much more valuable than learning what the compiler is going to accept or reject... but don't get me wrong, that knowledge is cool in its own right. i just think it's far less practical. and after all, the test, in the end, is pass/fail.
 
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Congratulations!!
I totally agree with you about your opinion on compiler generated error questions. I think "the missing semi colons at the end of anonymous class declaration" and such syntactical errors are not something that prove your understanding of Java.
But I know the exam is valued and has its own merits!
All the best and congratz once more!
 
Christopher Gabijan
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Congrats

Don't worry you got higher than my score..

I've been developing a lot of JAVA Based System and Application and I always don't get compiler errors cause I've used great IDE's like JBuilder and Forte(now SUN ONE), but it is also a challenge to pass SCJP on how good our compiler understanding is (to prove and to improve), and to know also the tricky/unique/out of this world class implementations (like on the SCJP Examination) that can also gives us overviews on programmers/developers/architects that do this exotic codes .

Congrats Again! what's next?
[ September 04, 2004: Message edited by: Christopher Gabijan ]
 
chowdary Thammineedi
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There Are No Traffic JAMS on the extra MILE.

- Roger Staubach

(Was he the GB Packers Coach?. F'r gimme I am not American)

Nobody wants to be a compiler. But if you think like one, you are only going to be a better programmer.
 
Oneal Shaha
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Congrats for this nice score

All the best for future certification
 
Chris Wash
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Originally posted by chowdary Thammineedi:
There Are No Traffic JAMS on the extra MILE.

- Roger Staubach

(Was he the GB Packers Coach?. F'r gimme I am not American)

Nobody wants to be a compiler. But if you think like one, you are only going to be a better programmer.


He was a QB for the Cowboys.

You have the potential to be a more efficient programmer. But then again, the more and more time you devote to learning the innards of the compiler, the less time you spend writing progressive and meaningful code.
 
Chris Wash
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Originally posted by Christopher Gabijan:
Congrats

Don't worry you got higher than my score..

I've been developing a lot of JAVA Based System and Application and I always don't get compiler errors cause I've used great IDE's like JBuilder and Forte(now SUN ONE), but it is also a challenge to pass SCJP on how good our compiler understanding is (to prove and to improve), and to know also the tricky/unique/out of this world class implementations (like on the SCJP Examination) that can also gives us overviews on programmers/developers/architects that do this exotic codes .

Congrats Again! what's next?

[ September 04, 2004: Message edited by: Christopher Gabijan ]


thanks! i'm not sure what's next. maybe the SCBCD because that's one that would be useful at work.
 
Chris Wash
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Originally posted by Smriti Katyal:
Congratulations!!
I totally agree with you about your opinion on compiler generated error questions. I think "the missing semi colons at the end of anonymous class declaration" and such syntactical errors are not something that prove your understanding of Java.
But I know the exam is valued and has its own merits!
All the best and congratz once more!


Thanks. Yeah... all I'm trying to say is what is the point of agreeing with and arguing for all of the high level merits of Java, and then denying the fact that the compiler is robust enough to rely upon under most circumstances. I think most people can agree with that, and even if they don't admit it, see this test as a right of passage.
 
Dan Chisholm
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Congratulations Chris!
 
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