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Passed SCJP with 96%

 
shetal bansal
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Hi,

I passed SCJP1.4 with 96% this weekend...

When I started my preparation I was just aiming at just clearing the exam, but this forum gave me the guidance and the confidence to score much high!!

I would really like to thank Javaranch forum!!

I referred K&B and kept a regular eye on JavaRanch discussion forum.
I also referred Dan`s Study Guide 1.Did all the practice test in it.
Then started with mock up exams, like Jxam, Bill Brodgen, Java Coding.net, JQPlus, A K Gupta mock test, Majji`s Mock test, java certificate mock exams, Poddar`s mock exams, Marcus Green(saved them for the last week).

Though the actual exam was quite simple as compared to these mockup exams, but giving all these exams, gave me lot of confidence and I think just clearing the exam should not be the aim, but a thorough understanding of the subject is lot more important.

Thanks again to all the ranchers..

Shetal
 
Peter Cox
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Excellent result! Well done.
 
Kedar Dravid
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Shabaash, Shetal!
 
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Wow Shetal!
 
paramasivam Ramu
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shetal,



Well done!!!


regards,
P.Ramu
SCJP 1.4
 
S.L.Narayanan
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Congratulations Shetal!!!

Well Done!!!
 
sameer inamdar
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Thanks. Its really started to build my confidance.
If girls can do why not a hardworking and experience boy like me..

Jokes apart. and all the best for your future in java
 
raghavendra vema
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congratulations shetal !!!

what next??

regards
ragha SCJP1.4 SCBCD 1.3(prep) SCWCD 1.4(prep)
 
perfuser oops
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Hi Shetal,
Congrtas on your success
I too am thinking of writing the SCJP1.4
But not very sure Wheather to write SCJP1.4 or directly write 1.5
Can you just guide me what all books to refer and which all sites I can write the Mock SCJP test.
waiting for your reply
regard
Ravi Upasi
 
shetal bansal
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Hi Ravi,
As regards deciding which exam to write, its a matter of personal preference.Right now as 1.5 is quite new, there are not much good mock tests and reference material available as for 1.4.So I personally felt that its more important to score well than to just pass the exam.1.5 being comparitively new, it was quite difficult to do so.Besides still there are lot of s/w applications exisiting in 1.4, so getting a certification in 1.4 will be fine.It will take a while for 1.5 to really come up.I feel its better to give first level (1.4), and then quickly go for higher level of certifications in Java that culd do a better value addition.

As regards the mock tests, I stuck to Dans study guide 1 for the first level of learning.Of course after completing K&B twice.
Then started with mock tests.Based on everyone`s review about mock tests, I jotted down all the mock tests that I would be giving.
I made a document like "Things to Remember" and after every mock exam listed down the new learnings/mistakes in it.That helped me a lot.By the end that document had some 130 points to remember.. .
I have listed all the mock exams I gave in my first mail.
I got links to all the above mock exams from javaranch mock exam list.
The link is
mock list Link on javaranch
Also u can refer
Mock exam list 2
for a list of mock exams.Try to do all the free mock exams.

Also Jdiscuss gives the difficulty level of various mocks:
Mock exam comparision on jdiscuss
On jdiscuss itself you can also see a score comparision between mock exams and actual exam.

Last but not the least, donot forget to keep a regular eye on Javaranch forum, it solves most of your doudts and concepts!!

All the best!!

Let me know if you need any other help!!

God Bless You!!

Shetal
[ July 20, 2005: Message edited by: shetal bansal ]
 
perfuser oops
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HI Sheetal,

Thanks for your response..
 
Sagar
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Shaila Vijaya Raja
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Congratulations...
 
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