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Passed SCJP 1.4 and 5.0 today

 
Sarah Peek
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Okay, truthfully I have been a professional C++ programmer for the past 5 years, but I am looking to make the transition into Java

I started studying a week ago Monday. I decided to take both 1.4 and 5.0 on the same day.

I got 85% on the 1.4 exam.
I got 75% on the 5.0 Tiger

I thought that Tiger was much more difficult than the 1.4 exam. Mainly because there is not a lot of study material available for it, so I was not completely sure what to expect.

The most annoying part of the 5.0 exam was not being able to review drag and drop questions without it erasing everything.

Study materials I used:
JavaRanch cows game
Head First Java 2nd edition (just for review to see how C++ & java differed)
K&B 1.4 study guide (very nice book)
Whizlabs 1.4 simulator
Whizlabs 5.0 simulator

I think that the Whizlabs was a good investment. The exams were much harder than the actual, but *Great* practice for me

I plan on taking the EJB or Servlets exam next
 
David Hay
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Having done them both, the Servlets/Jsp exam appears to be more straightforward than the EJB exam.

Regards,
David.
 
Sarah Peek
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I actually am also contemplating taking the mobile (SCMAD) exam next...

I have had lots of handheld development experience in C++, so I thought this might a good road to travel

I am concerned about there being a lack of information on the subject. I guess that will be the challenge.

We shall see! WISH ME LUCK!
[ November 11, 2005: Message edited by: Sarah Peek ]
 
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