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Passed SCJD 364/400

 
Dennis Goodwin
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Score: 364

General Con: 100 93
Documentation: 70 60
OOD: 30 30
GUI: 40 31
Locking: 80 80
Data Store: 40 40
Network Server: 40 30
Total: 400 364

I am not sure why I lost 10 points on the Network Server and 10 points on documentation. I spent a lot of time adding java docs to the code and documenting my design. I admit my GUI could use some more work.

I spent my spare time from 4/4/05 to 7/5/05 working on the SCJD assignment. Some weeks 8 hours and other weeks 25 hours. The hardest part is waiting one month for the results
 
S.L.Narayanan
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Congratulations!!!

Well Done!!!
 
Jesus Angeles
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cOngrats dennis!!!

i am only scjp and no knowledge on j2se, can you advise any preparation track, like books, towards scjd
 
Dennis Goodwin
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I used "Sun Certified Programmer & Developer for Java 2 Study Guide (Exam 310-035 & 310-027)" by Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates mostly to pass the SCJP exam and it has good information on the SCJD. I did take a J2EE course from a local community college that helped me with client/server design and it gave me some convidence writing Java code. I would recommend taking a Community college course on Java because you can find good instructors and the price is low.

I also developed a commercial Java swing application at work and I constantly referred to Sun's example code on their web site.

Another good book is "Head First Design Patterns" by Eric Freeman & Elizabeth Freeman.

I also would recommend Eclipse 3.1 as your Java IDE ... it will save you time.
 
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