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Thoughts: Cleared SCJP 1.4 - 96%

 
Shanel Jacob
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Hi all, I finished my exam today and am happy with my score. Woot! Some tips I'd like to share with you:

1) K&B book is a must.

2) Khalid's book. I find reading Chapter 11 on Collections and Maps (e.g. Page 430 & 431) together with K&B book helpful.

3) Dan's Mock when learning each chapters. My usual practise is to read a new chapter and then practise Dan's Mock to reinforce the concepts.

4) Type out some code examples, pepper the code with System.out.println() where appropriate to help you better understand some concepts.

5) Enthuware's Mock just before you take the SCJP exam. IMO, if you study pretty thoroughly, you should get a score above 80%. But to help make it easier to score in the 90-100% range, practise more mock exams.

6) Last but not least, this website. =) When all else fails, when sometimes you entertain thoughts of giving up ... Javaranch.com FTW!

Special thanks to Barry Gaunt, Gowher Amin Naik and Keith Lynn for always being so helpful. Thank you so much to those who joined in the discussions (in alphabetical order). Sorry if I leave anyone out.:

Andy Morris
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Kavitha R ram
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hi Jacob,
Congrats. I am also going to write scjp1.4. Please give me some tips and links for preparation. i already have K&B Book.

Thanks in Advance
 
Shanel Jacob
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Kavitha, Here are the requested information, although preparation style and preferences might vary from person to person.

1) Info. regarding 2nd book I used:

Title: A Programmer's Guide to Java Certification, 2nd Edition.
Authors: Khalid A. Mughal & Rolf W. Rasmussen
ISBN: 0-201-72828-1

2) Dan's Mock: www.danchisholm.net/july21/topic/index.html

3) Enthuware's Mock: enthuware.com
 
joshua antony
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Congrats
 
Barry Gaunt
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Congratulations! Please continue discussions in Sun Certification Results...
 
wise owen
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Congratulations!
 
Bert Bates
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Wow Shanel, 96% is AWESOME!

Bert
 
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