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Passed SCJP with 78%

 
Keith Peterson
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First, I'm not a java programmer. I spend my days in Gensym G2, C++, Oracle, and a few other technologies.

My friend and co-worker was tasked to write the test, and I volunteered to do the same, so it was added to my checklist of things to accomplish this year. Java has an increasing foothold in our company, so it's a good idea to prepare for the future.

I put it off until the last possible moment, of course. When a goal is a year away it's so easy to let time slip by. Spent the last three weeks studying for it (when I could), basically starting from scratch.

With only three weeks and a copy of the Sun Certified Programmer & Developer for Java 2 Study Guide by Kathy Sierra, I was able to come up with a 78% on Friday.

This book was exactly what I needed. Kudos to Kathy.
[ May 24, 2005: Message edited by: Keith Peterson ]
 
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Congratulations Keith!!!

Well Done!!!

BTW Welcome to the ranchers' community!!!
 
Tong Chen
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congratulations and enjoy!
 
Keith Peterson
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Thank you.

It's been a number of years since I wrote any kind of certification exam (and this is the first one for programming), so I was sweating somewhat.

Particularly when the first 10 questions came up threads, and I discovered I knew less about them than I thought I did!
 
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Congratulations !!!
 
Peter Sin
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78% Congratz !!!
 
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Congrats~
 
Keith Peterson
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Now I get to do the exam I REALLY wanted to do. Day after I wrote the test I registered for the SCJD project.

I got the Bodgitt and Scarper project.

I also ordered the book everybody seems to recommend.
[ May 30, 2005: Message edited by: Keith Peterson ]
 
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