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Passed the SCJP 1.4 with 85%

 
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I studied with the K&B book, read it twice (i took notes of the important things with the second read), i made the self-tests of the book once, i did the following mocks:
  • Dan Chisholm (just this one)
  • Marcus Green
  • Sun SCJP Free questions
  • the masterexam that comes on the CD (with the K&B book)


  • And this all on just 10 days.

    I passed with 85% (52 questions out of 61 correct).

    This are my points on the different topics:
    - Declarations and access control = 100%
    - Flow Control, Assertions and Exceptions = 66%
    - Garbage Collection = 100%
    - Language Fundamentals = 100%
    - Operators and assignments = 75%
    - Overloading, overriding, runtime type and object orientation = 100%
    - Threads = 50%
    - Fundamental java.lang Classes = 100%
    - Collections Framework = 100%

    One good advise: when it looks much too easy, look for compilation errors or runtime exceptions. Only go for the easiest answer if you are 5 times 100% sure!

    The thread questions are the hardest on the exam, certainly if you are not familiar with them (like me). Concerning the time: i did it in 1 hour and 15 minutes, so no time pressure at all

    So thanks to everybody that helped direct and indirect, and special thanks to K&B for their excellent book. But one very little critic: in the book are deamon-threads never mentioned (or i didn't read it ) and had such a question on the exam. But just keep up the good work

    [ October 24, 2005: Message edited by: Roel De Nijs ]
    [ March 27, 2008: Message edited by: Roel De Nijs ]
     
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    Congratz !!!
     
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    Congrats Roel!

    We're glad the book helped.

    - Bert
     
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    Congrat Roel!

    Thanx for all the advices, soon it will be my turn to visit the testing centre.

    A really nice score for only 10 day's hard studying!

    Adam
     
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    yeah, hard studying it was, because i also had to go to work, so studied only evenings and weekends of those 10 days
     
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