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Passed SCJP 1.4 with 93%

 
Chris Su
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Background information: 6 years in Java, haven't take SCJP before.

Made mistakes on 4 question, each on different topic: Language Fundamentals, Operators and Assignments, Overloading, and java.lang package.

1) Be ready jump into code. Exam question is quite tricky, there is no straight dummy question like "Select three java keyword from following". Instead, many question is ask you the possible result with a complete(yah, that's right, they are ready to compile and run) code section. So if you're not experienced programmer, try to compile every code whenever get chance.

2) KB book sure is a killer to prepare this exam. I read it chapter by chapter (indeed, it's fun to read) at beginning. Then I toke several mock exams in last two weeks. And one day before exam, I reviewed KB book. The finally review actually helped a lot, since you already know where the fuzzy area are and can jump right into it.

3) Java Ranch's mock exam list served well, even it mixed with 1.2 and 1.4. A few sets is very very difficult, I have to write code for each one and compile/run it to check the result. In particular, Marcus Green's Mock Exam for 1.4 is the closest you can got - I scored 86% with 1.4 exam two day before the test.

Good luck every one

- Chris
 
Saurabh Khanna
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Well done. Keep it up !!

 
Chris Su
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Thanks, Saurabh.

"That's how we did it..."
 
Tong Chen
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congratulations and enjoy!
 
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