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Passed SCJP 1.5 with 83%. Some tips for fellow ranchers

 
Deepak Bala
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The exam had loads and loads of drag and drops. I encountered 15 atleast ! The answers are not saved if you review them. The number of generics questions were about 7 or 10 and 7 or 10 for Threads. Some questions were extremely tricky and the others were downright easy. There was enough time to complete all the questions and i had about 45 minutes to spare. I recommend the SCJP book written by Kathy and Bert ( * Gets a pat on the back from Bert for the free advert * ) for java 5. Great job on the book you two ! I have mailed Bert about some of the bugs in the Master exam. Both Master exams were tough in comparison to the real exam. The real exam didnt have questions whose code ran into pages. If the code is too big to fit the screen you have to click on a button named Exhibit. This opens a new window where the code is displayed. The generics questions were not too complex either. Good luck to those who are yet to take the exam. My Master exam scores were 65 and 67% respectively.
 
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Congratulation
 
Arno Reper
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Well done!!! , congrats...
arno

[ April 17, 2006: Message edited by: Arno Reper ]
 
Rupak Khurana
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Congrats...
 
Sandeep Singh Kunwar
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Thats Funtastik Stuff !!
 
J Sato
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Nice job, thanks for the info.
 
Tiffiny Yang
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Congrats...


How tricky are the thread and generic in the exam? Can you give me an example?

Thanks in advance.
 
Asha Pathik
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Congrats...
 
Arno Reper
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hi Tiffny ,
be carefull when requesting examen question...moderators doesn't like it. Certification's question are the same kind as the mock examens from K&B books

arno
 
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Here is an example. This is not the actual question. expect to find the interrupt() method in the exam.



What is the possible output of this program ?

a. "hello" followed by a pause and then "caught"
b. "hello" immediately followed by "caught"
c. "caught" followed by "hello"
d. "hello" followed by a Runtime Exception then "caught"
e. This code will not compile
f. None of the above.


The answer is a.

The generics question were not that hard. You have to identify where to use T and where to use ? if required, and that was about it.
 
Tiffiny Yang
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John:

Thanks for the quick response :-):-):-):-)
 
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Congrats John!

That's a fine score on a really hard exam. I've already emailed my editor about the exam engine.

Let's slide this over to the results forum.

Bert
 
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Congratz !!!
 
vikaas gupta
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Congratulation!!!
 
wise owen
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Congratulation!!!
 
Arun Thakur
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Hi ,

First of CONTRATS !!!

Well I need guidance from you. I am working on Java platform. I am really interseted in taking the SCJP Exam. Can you please guide me from where I should start preparing? And any useful tips which might be helpful to me.

Thanks a lot.
 
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Congrats Man!!!
 
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