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Passed SCPJ 1.4 - 91%

 
Peter Cox
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Hi Guys,

I've been an anonymous JavaRancher during the entire swotting up process, so I'd like to thank everyone here for such a fabulous resource.

As an "Experienced Java Programmer" (don't you hate that label!), my revision strategy consisted of the K&B book, this site, a lot of mock exams (all the usual suspects) plus the trial exam from Enthuware (which I thought was very good).

The exam itself, in my honest opinion, was considerably easier than some of the mock exams I had taken. Only a few questions had any of the complex traps that I was fearing, so my suggestion to anyone about to take the exam is that if you are scoring 75/80% on the mocks you are definitely ready for the main event.

Thanks once again to all.

Peter.
 
Kedar Dravid
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Well done, dude!
 
Amit Kumar Ch
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Congrats Peter.. well done

I am a newcomer to this place as well as java.
i am currently reading 'Head First Java' - K & B.

Does one need to have real time work exp on Java to crack the exam?
coz i dont have any working experience in java
can anyone recommend me a good stategy to pass the SCJP 1.4?
 
S.L.Narayanan
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Congratulations!!!

Well Done!!!
 
Peter Cox
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Amit,

The thing about the K&B book is that it won't *teach* you Java, it will teach you the things about the exam you need to know.

It may be worth checking out the Wrox Publication "Beginning Java" - by Ivor Horton (I used that book years ago as a learning aid - it was/is very good). I am sure some other Ranchers can recommend some good publications.

A strategy for the exam? Do as many Mock Exams as you possibly can - they are a great indicator of your progress. You will find that you start to identify the traps that you can fall into, and they also focus your mind to pick out all the obvious errors immediately, without spending 10 minutes working out what the code would actually do (if it didn't have the error!).

Best of luck!

Pete.
 
Amit Kumar Ch
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Thanks a lot Peter.
 
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