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Lyn Yang
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Dear all,

I have passed the exam yesterday with a score of 91%. I would like to thank this forum for providing me all the useful materials that help me understand the topics better.

There were at least 10 questions on generics, so make sure you really understand it inside out.
Quite a few questions were on overriding of static methods or methods that uses static member variables.
A few questions on threading too. But I only got 75%, which really surprised me. I thought I will do better.
Enum is also an important topic, it will be good if you can do some hands-on practice. It really helps me.

One complain about the test is the "Task" question, i.e. the drag and drop style. After you click the done and when you try to review it, the previous answers will be GONE.... I gave up and didn't review all the "Task" questions because I think the first instinct will be more accurate.

Also there is plenty of time, do read the questions carefully before you answer. I used 1.5 hours to finish all the questions and 40 mins to review it.

Good luck!

Lyn
[ December 13, 2005: Message edited by: Lyn Yang ]
 
Jan Valenta
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Hi Lyn,

Congratulations!!

Might I ask you whether there is indicated the number of correct answers for multiple-right-answers questions in SCJP1.5? Thanks.

Jan
 
Lyn Yang
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Thanks!

Noop.. In fact, the result didn't reflect on the screen after the submission. It asked me to print a report then exit. After I got out from the test room, the girl in the test center gave me a very brief report. It only says for different areas what is my score. It didn't even indicate which questions I have done wrong, though I really want to know.
[ December 13, 2005: Message edited by: Lyn Yang ]
 
Leonardo Rafaeli
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congratulations lyn

can u ask me a simple question?! (rofl)

in title of question apears the number of correct answers in a single question like the exam of scjp 1.4??? (ex.: choose 3 aswers, like that)

thanks []�s
 
Jan Valenta
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Lyn,

Thanks for reply but I wanted to ask on the same as Leonardo. :-) Sorry for unclear question.

So, does one know how many of multiple possible answers in a single question are correct?

Thanks.

Jan
 
Puran chandel
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HI

cong8,

can you tell how we prepare this exam.

how we got confidence.

please tell me.
 
Lyn Yang
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Originally posted by Leonardo Rafaeli:
congratulations lyn

can u ask me a simple question?! (rofl)

in title of question apears the number of correct answers in a single question like the exam of scjp 1.4??? (ex.: choose 3 aswers, like that)

thanks []�s


Yes. It does. But for the drag and drop questions there is no such hint. One answer can be drag into multiple boxes. So, it really test our knowledge.
 
Lyn Yang
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Originally posted by puran.singh:
HI

cong8,

can you tell how we prepare this exam.

how we got confidence.

please tell me.


Well, I think different ppl have different answer for this question.

For me, I really made sure that I understand each topic well and do a lot of mock exams. You can find lots of reading materials in this forum.

K&B book also helped me a lot to understand the topics on 1.4. For the features from Tigger, I read the study guide in http://java.boot.by/scjp-tiger/ and also books on Java 1.5 for the topics that I need more explainations.


Good luck!

Lyn
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Wayne Wen
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Congratulations!

So sweet~~I'll be sitting for it on March next year. I'm currently reading K&B book and doing some small codes along the way. Would that be enough to get a reasonable score if understanding well all topics in their book? I'm just wondering if I need some other books particularly for SCJP 1.5.

Cheers,

Wayne
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Rujal Duale
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In the same boat, reading K&B book to get ready for SCJP. I am not ready for the exam yet but how long do have once you register for the exam? like can I pick the date or is it pre-schedule and thus have to go with that schedule?
Is understanding the java concept alone enough to pass the exam or one has to do actual progamming a part from the simple see if the concept works kinda thing.

-- Hoping to ace at some point in time --
 
Mikalai Zaikin
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Congratz ! Great score !
 
Bert Bates
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Congrats Lyn,

That's a great score!

I'm going to lock this thread here, so that people can read the tips, and open it up in the results forum so that more congratulations can be had.

- Bert
 
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