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Passed SCJP with 75 %

 
Andrei Pop
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Hi all,

Just came home from the Prometric centre and I can't wait telling you the outcome of 2 month of preparation (maybe a little bit less).

So, I lost marks on Garbage Collection (33 %), but scored 100 % on Overloading, Overriding, Runtime Type and Object Orientation. After all, this is what Java is all about, don't you think?

How I prepared myself for this exam? Read the K&B book 4 times, took the final mock test from the CD (60 %), scored 70-80 % in Marcus Green mock tests, answered 70 out of 140 questions from *******.

The exam was at the same level of dificulty with the Marcus'. It's important to know the methods in java.util and in general, pay attention to the small things like operators, assignments and so on.

Many thanks to the people on this web site. A special mention here to Jay Pawar. K&B book is excelent, but I had a question which was not covered in the book ... maybe I'm wrong, it doesn't matter.

Now, I have a question. I plan to take the BEA first programmer certification. For this it is recommended to pass SCWD and SCBD. Which these to certifications is more helpfull in order to the BEA Weblogic server. In my opinion I should take the SCBD.

Thanks,
Andrei
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Anton Golovin
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Congratulations, Andrei!

Some people tend to take SCJD after passing SCJP - as it is the most prestigious Sun certification. It is a complex, difficult project that will require some time. However, most people who read Mehran Habibi's book and participate in the developer forum pass.

If you are selecting to go into web-based Java, the certification you are probably interested in is SCWCD - Sun-certified Web Component Developer. If you are going to go into EJB, the certification to take is SCBCD - Sun-certified Business Component Developer.

All three of the certifications are available to you to take because you have passed SCJP. Congratulations on your accomplishment!


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Andrei Pop
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Thank you for the answer Anatoly.

I am interested in J2EE technology and particularly in BEA technologies. I'll take both SCWD and SCBD as I study the requirements for "BEA 8.1 Certified Developer: Build Solutions" exam.

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Andrei
 
Andrei Pop
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Sorry for changing your name Anton (not Anatoly).

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Andrei
 
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Andrei -

Congrats! Glad the book helped!

It would be great if you emailed the question you thought wasn't covered on the exam.

Thanks,

Bert
 
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Let me think. There were 4 answers, one only was selectable. The question ... what Java class allows to retrieve the last accessed object stored in a collection. One of the answers was java.util.Observation. Maybe it is covered, I am aware I was not at 100 % with my knowledge about the exam. I rushed a little bit as I was eager to start with SCWCD and SCBD.

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Andrei
 
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Andrei,
Congratulations and thanks a lot for sharing your views about the exam. Good luck to you in your future endeavor. I will be giving the exam soon.

I saw your last post , I believe the answer should be LinkedHashMap or LinkedHashSet class which allows you to order the elements in last access order.
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Andrei Pop
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Jay,

Maybe you are right. The think is I became bored of the exam and maybe I rushed too much. Also, there were some questions where I had to guess the answer out of two . Around the 40th question I knew I will pass and as I said, I am not too angry of the result. My purpose was to pass the exam as soon as posible. Next will be SCWCD; I decided.

Don't worry about the exam. I think you'll pass 90 % +.

Regards,
Andrei
 
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