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joining the 44/80 club

 
Nikolay Elenkov
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Hi

I finally passed the exam and the results are pretty much what I expected (although I secretly hoped that my locking solution will come through)

Here's the score:

General Considerations (maximum = 100): 97
Documentation (maximum = 70): 70
O-O Design (maximum = 30): 30
GUI (maximum = 40): 40
Locking (maximum = 80): 44
Data store (maximum = 40): 40
Network server (maximum = 40): 40

If anyone is interested, it took me about 3 months working on weekends and I got the results 10 days after taking the essay exam. (arranging the exam took waay too long, because I'm in Japan, but wanted to take the exam in English) If I hadn't gotten bored with the assignment, I might have come up with a better locking solution (a wait queue and other extras). The one I submitted was pretty straightforward -- a LockManager mapping Data instances to records using a HashMap; on lock release I called notifyAll.

I used a thin client and RMI. The GUI had a menubar, statusbar, two comboboxes and a customized table with a "Book" button in the last column + two dialog boxes for connecting to the data store. I had a simple GUI for starting and stopping the server and used the logging API in both the client and server. That about sums it up.

Thanks to everyone on JavaRanch, I didn't post much but spent quite sometime searching the forum. Found answers to almost anything I can think of. Keep up the good work!

And now back to the real world, c++, APDUs and bit-mangling.
[ March 05, 2005: Message edited by: Nikolay Elenkov ]
 
Martin Ouyang
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I'm also in Japan,but I prefer to get English exam too.How can get English exam in Japan ,especially the essay exam.
thanks.
 
Nikolay Elenkov
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Hi

To take the SCJD exam you have to register with Sun, not Prometric, unlike all other Java exams. The registration is online at:

http://suned.sun.co.jp/JPN/certification/devregistration.html

You have to mention in the "comment" field of the form that you would like to take the exam in English. You pay beforehand (furikomi) for both exams (assignment & essay) and once that is confirmed you can download your assignment from certmanager like everyone else. Once you are ready, write to Sun, they will send you a voucher so you can schedule the essay exam with Prometric. (you'll need to send a fax, there is no online registration for SCJD). I would recommend that you get in touch with Sun before registering (you can find the email at the URL above), they were very helpful.

Best of luck
 
Martin Ouyang
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thanks a lot
 
Andrew Monkhouse
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Congratulations Nikolay

Regards, Andrew
 
Tong Chen
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congratulations!
 
Eric Chang
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Don't be mad about getting a 44/80, at least you didn't get a big fat 0/80 like I did!
 
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