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SCJP 1.5 - 91%

 
William CJ
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Moved the post from SCJP forum.

Just got back 30min ago, Passed with 91%! Thanks everyone for your kind words and invaluable advices in this forum. I really appreciate it, lot easier to study with a group than by myself.

Since I cannot talk about the exam itself here. Here's a short summary that I think can help people preping and taking SCJP 1.5:

+ useful material: Dan Chisholm's Test Suite (1.4), whizlab (although they are too hard in some areas), of course, Bates book. Don't neglect 1.4 stuff they useful for exam.

+ useful tactic: I do 5hr paper study then 1 hr coding to review the stuff I learned and get use to syntax. Quite helpful for recognizing bad syntax on exam and API fill-in questions.

+ on exam: Honestly I found the exam to be difficult, so the one thing I found out you better try to do is skip all tough ones in the first pass. I had about 15 leftover at the final hour which to me just bonus. At that point I knew I did enough to pass so wasn't as nervous about solving them actually solved a bunch of those I wasn't able to do first pass.

Here's a breakdown of my score:
Total: 91%

Declaration: 100%
Flow Control: 100%
API: 100%
Concurrency: 75%
OO Concept: 90%
Collection/Generics: 80%
Fundamentals: 90%
 
Mikalai Zaikin
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Congratz !!!
 
Peter Sin
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Congrats !
 
saied ims
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conghratzzzzzzzzzzz
 
wise owen
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Congratulations!
 
Kai Witte
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Congratulations!

Kai
 
Bert Bates
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Congrats William!

That's a really fine result.

Bert
 
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