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SCJP 1.4(77%) in one month

 
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Dear Fellow Ranchers,

I am happy to tell you guys that I got certified as a SCJP with 77% score on Saturday 10th September,2005. .I wrote the 1.4 exam. I lost points on Threads and Garbage Collection.

I read K&B book and Khalid Mughal. Kathy and Bert have done a great job with that book. Thanks to the guys who run Java Ranch because without this group I will not know half of the things I know now about Java.

This is a list of mock exams I did.

1) http://www.examulator.com/phezam/login.php
2) http://www.javaranch.com/game/game2.jsp
3) http://www.jchq.net/mockexams/exam1.htm
4) http://www.jchq.net/mockexams/exam2.htm
5) http://www.4tests.com:/exams/examdetail.asp?eid=61
6) http://www.jchq.net/mockexams/exam3.htm
7) http://www.javaranch.com/maha/_Mock_Exams/JohnJuntMockExam.htm
8) http://www.lanw.com/java/javacert/HardestTest.htm
9) http://www.javaranch.com/maha/_Mock_Exams/MindQ_s_Sun_Certified_Java_Programmer_Practice_Test.htm
10) http://www.geocities.com/skmajji/Main.html
11) http://www.wbrogden.com/java/javacert/TestApplet10.htm
12) http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Orchard/9362/java/javacert/JDCert.html
13) http://valiveru.tripod.com/java/jvaltest.html
14) http://www.javaprepare.com/quests/test.html
15) http://www.tipsmart.com/javacert/ptp/basics.htm
16) http://www.javacertificate.com
17) http://www.valoxo.ch/jr/mocks/mock01a.html

A word for SCJP aspirants- Read the K&B book and do so many mocks. You will get more tips and tricks by doing mock exams than reading a book many times. Reach the venue before the exam time (I did that mistake. NIIT Pune office had shifted and I was not aware of it. Anyway I started one hour before the exam so I could manage to reach the center in time.). Be cool, take a deep breath and start writing the exam because it is not very tough but just tricky .

I don�t want to start a debate whether you can write the exam in one month. Because I don�t know exactly what you should do to write the exam in one month. I was completely concentrating on Java this one month for this exam. And maybe, who knows, I just got lucky. Anyway I am not very happy about the score because I feel I could have done better if I worked for more time.

Special thanks for my friends Srinivas, Selva and Mahesh for their encouragement and support.

Regards,

Swapna Ann James
SCJP 1.4
 
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Congratz Swapna....

and that too in 1 month??? :roll:
 
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Great achievement. Celebrate party with your friends srinivas, etc...
 
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Congrats!!!
 
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congrats!
 
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Congrats Swapna,

We're glad the book helped.

- Bert
 
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Hi swapna,

Congratulations...........................

Reallly you have achived a great thing. that too in one month

With Regards
seenu
 
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Congrats..and thanx for posting the links....
 
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Hi Guys

I've just started reading my java books 2 weeks back and I need to be Java Certified. Which books are recommended. And if any of you have books that can help me please forward them to me(esp K&B book).
EMail: chanxdeluxe@yahoo.com

Thanks In Advnce
Chanx
 
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Hi Chanx,

Sun Certified Programmer & Developer for Java 2 Study Guide By Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates is the best book and the easiest for SCJP certification.

All the best.

Swapna.
 
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Hi Chanx,
As swapna said K&B book is very good. Also have a look at SCJP forum frequently to get a great score. But for that you need to have a valid display name here in ranch. Java ranch has a naming policy please stick on to it..
 
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CONGRATS SWAPNA!!!
great going ...
achievement in this short period.
so heading for the developers exam???
 
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Great Job, Swapna! Congratulations!!

Thanks for the links to the mocks!
[ September 14, 2005: Message edited by: Bob Nedwor ]
 
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Thanks Guys.....

And Harish, I didn't make a decision yet but the next step will be OCA or SCWCD.

Regards,

Swapna.
 
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hi swapna ,

I have registered to Java Ranch today and your's is the first message I opened .Congratts!!! I am inspired by your message,your message is definetly boosting the conf. of pepoles like me...


 
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Hi Swpana...

Hearty Congrajulations. Its great score in a short span of one month. your tips will be inspiring for many i guess. Congrats!!!

-Selva
 
Hey, sticks and stones baby. And maybe a wee mention of my stuff:
Building a Better World in your Backyard by Paul Wheaton and Shawn Klassen-Koop
https://coderanch.com/wiki/718759/books/Building-World-Backyard-Paul-Wheaton
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