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Passed scjp2 ... too glad (81%)

 
Armand Thierry Bessala
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After 4 month of intense study (6 hour/ day ), I finally passed the exam. I'm very glad of my score because I really do my best. Sadlly, I just discover javaranch last month, when I began to do mock exams.

I first enrolled to java course in sun academic program. 850$ is a lot, for unemployed guy like me (sig), and really, there is nothing there. They still use swing and AWT in course material, the course material is too big and there is no deep coverage because of lack of time... waste of time and money specially for somebody with previous C++ experience (4 year ).

I also use khalid Mughal book ( first edition ). I aggree with all great reviews in that book... The book is really awesome. My advise is to do all code in the book ( sample code, exercise code ... mock exam ). There is a new edition of this book and It seems to have gread review too.

I bougth a commercial mock engine ( selftestsoftware.com - 100USD - ouch ), even if I liked this engine for Oracle testing, I couldn't recommand it for java. I end up with more than 95% with this mock engine and when I start doing Khalid mock engine, I scored 62%. Thank God, I discovered javaranch before I registered for exam.

Here in javaranch I use:
javaranch mock exam list to choose mock exam. From this list, I used :
Dan Chisholm mock exam as my day-by-day learning. This is a very good mock exam list with a lot of explanations. I like it and fully recommand it.
Marcus Green mock engine for scjp 1.4 is the amazing tool, much better than my commercial engine... actually commercial engine look much better .... but, who care, question are very good, explanation are clear and concise ... the engine is 10USD and if far better than the 100USD commercial engine I bougth.

Thank you very much for your support. Next target is SCWCD, after getting a job .. there is no money left in my pockets ..
 
wise owen
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Congratulations!!!
 
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