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Passed SCJP 1.4 with 78%

 
Anthony Ku Ong
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Hi Ranchers,

Yesterday, I passed the SCJP 1.4 exam with a score of 78% (although
I should have scored higher!) I've been browsing JavaRanch in the last month and I have to admit that this site has the best resources for preparation.

My primary source was K&B - the only book you need to pass (as indicated on this forum). As for mocks, I used the JQPlus v4 enthuware mock simulator since its free (Thanks Enthuware!), as well as a few free online mocks I could find.

I would also like to add that the Review questions at the end of each chapter in K&B really does prepare you for the types of questions for the 1.4 exam (difficulty is about the same). Instead of just simply reading the 2-minute drills, do the review questions in place of this. I find that you could be quite passive just reading, doing the questions will help you identify your weak areas. Scoring 80% or higher is a good way to know if you're prepared to write the exam. Overall the exam was NOT as difficult as I thought it would be, but at the same time it is NOT a walk in the park either.

Thanks to Bert and Kathy for such a great and easy to read book !
 
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Congrats Anthony. Welcome to the SCJP club. What's next? SCWCD or SCBCD?
 
anil kuchana
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congratulations Anthony
 
Mikalai Zaikin
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Congratz !!!
 
Anthony Ku Ong
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Jothi, between the two, I'm thinking of preparing for SCWCD next.
 
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Congrats Anthony,

That's a fine score!

Bert
 
Derek Zeng
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congratulations Anthony
 
Dhanya Palanisamy
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Congrats Anthony
 
Shiva Mohan
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Congrats!!!


As for mocks, I used the JQPlus v4 enthuware mock simulator since its free (Thanks Enthuware!),


I am not getting it free.Is the free mock simulator still available?
 
Anthony Ku Ong
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Yes it is free still , thanks to Paul you can get it from http://enthuware.com/specialorders.html. This is where I got my version from when I was preparing.
 
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