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taking SCJP 1.5 in 2 hours, wish me luck

 
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studied for about 3 months. Finally want to take it and move on. Do about a 75% on Whiz just looking to pass it. Wish me luck.
 
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Good Luck William
 
William CJ
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Thanks Keith! Let you guys know how I did in about 5 hours time.
 
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Good luck !
 
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Hi,

Good luck,Waiting for ur result.
Please do share ur prep and experience !!

thnx.
 
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Good Luck
 
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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%
 
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Oh, if anyone has more question that I could "legally" answer about the test, just drop it here or PM me, I will do my best to answer them.
 
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Congratulations William. I know you must be relieved.
 
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Thanks Keith! You read my mind ... Like a megaton brick off my chest ... :]

I'm heading to SCBCD for my next one, wish they can have a EJB 3 version soon however, I might have to work with some legacy stuff so that's where I will start then SCWCD after that.

What about you Keith what are you working on cert-wise?
 
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Congratulations!
 
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Thanks Owen!
 
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Congratulations
 
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Congrats William :::: u have achieved

 
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BEST OF LUCK FOR BCD EXAM
 
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Congrats
 
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Congratulations!

How do you think about the real test, is it as difficult as the questions in K&B book or is it easier? I read the book the second time, but there are still some questions I didn't answer correct.

Thanks for your information!
 
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CONGRATS !!!
 
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Congrats !
 
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Congratulations! And since this is now a "congrats" thread, I'm moving it to the Results forum.
 
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Originally posted by marc weber:
Congratulations! And since this is now a "congrats" thread, I'm moving it to the Results forum.


Now, I see it's already here, so I'm closing this one.
 
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