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Passed SCJP 1.4 with 91%

 
Atul Sawant
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Dear all,

I gave SCJP 1.4 test today and passed with 91%. I am really glad that all my efforts have been paid. I take this opportunity to thank you all who have helped me with my prepartion and clearing my doubts. I would also like to congratulate you all for having one more member who passed this exam with flying colors.

My tips if you like to consider.

1) Kathy and Bates book for reading is more than enough.
2) I gave lot of mock exams (mostly from Enthuware, Whizlabs, [DELETED]...). The more you give mock exam the more clearer will be the concepts.
3) *v imp* prepare your own notes. I jotted down all the possible importand and 'tend-to-get-forgotten' points and read it all before giving the exams. They also included two-minute drill from Kathy and Bates book.
4) *coding* Code the program. Just copy-paste the programs from the mock test to source file and compile/run it. Check out results yourself, experiment, just be curious to know what happens if i do like that or like this. This will really help you to understand concepts. End of the day you'll be "wow! this is interesting!".

Thank you all & God Bless!

*JavaRanch rox!* :-)


[HENRY: Sorry, but one of the mocks you listed, is known to be brain dumps. But still, congrats, as it doesn't look like you used it solely.]

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Congrats... Great score.

Moving this to the certification results forum.

Henry
 
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The GREAT tip I ever saw here...

4)*coding* Code the program. Just copy-paste the programs from the mock test to source file and compile/run it. Check out results yourself, experiment, just be curious to know what happens if i do like that or like this. This will really help you to understand concepts. End of the day you'll be "wow! this is interesting!".

Thanks a lot!
PS: It was really difficult to code. I mean, how to test concepts. I googled many times like "java exercises" etc. The real thing I was looking for was about some programming exercises to solve. Now that I have got this tip to test/code..I hoope, it shows some fine results.
 
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Thanks Faisal.

I personally think that SCJP is not for testing your coding/developing skills however to test your know-how about certain concepts in Java and how they work.

Real developing skills apparently is tested in SCJD i guess.

Best of luck!
 
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Wow Atul, Great score!

I have to agree with the idea of writing lots of little programs to test stuff and learn. I can tell you that we did that when we were writing the book, and that when we're making the exam with Sun, everybody who's creating questions for the real exam is writing lots of little programs while they're creating those questions.

Bert
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Congratulations!!! Glad to know that our product was helpful.


4) *coding* Code the program. Just copy-paste the programs from the mock test to source file and compile/run it. Check out results yourself, experiment, just be curious to know what happens if i do like that or like this. This will really help you to understand concepts. End of the day you'll be "wow! this is interesting!".


This is absolutely correct. It is probably the most effective way for *learning* the concepts.

To this end, we have tried to provide complete code listings (including the imports, class declaration, and the main method) in our code based questions to make it easier for people to just copy and paste, and run it. The name of the class is also usually TestClass, so that people dont have to create a new file all the time.

Some of our users have commented that we don't use line numbers on the left side of a code listing. While we were studying, we found that it was extremely irritating to remove the line numbers after copying the code to the source file. So, instead of line numbers, we have tried to use // comment to put numbers at the end of the lines that are referred in the options.

In the forthcoming version, we are planning to integrate a barebones java compiler in Enthuware Test Studio so that a user can simply compile and run the code right there! Without having to go to command line or IDE.
 
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congratulations Atul
 
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Great work. Keep your hard work going on
 
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@Bates - Thank You Sir! Its a 'wonderful-to-the-point book'. We really appreciate your effort! Most lovely part of the book was that it had some contents which would make you smile (read:humourous) and that it not seen in most of the programming related books!!

@Paul - Thank you! your product is amazing. Including compiler into the application is going to help the test giver a lot i mean a lot!

@all - Thank you, God Bless and Best of luck!
 
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