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Passed SCJP preparation with Kathy Sierra and Whizlabs (score 95%)

 
Ostin Night
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hi,

Had you take SCJP 5.0 exam? Can you tell me something about it? was it difficult?

About me:
I have 2 year experience on Java Development (J2EE and J2SE). I read "SCJP Sun Certified Programmer for Java 5 Study Guide" by Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates. And pass (80 -86%) all preparation tests in Whizlabs SCJP 5.0 exam simulator.

Have you ever use this simulator? Is it's questions as difficult as on real exam?

How do you think, is this preparation enough for real exam?

[ March 01, 2007: Message edited by: Barry Gaunt ]
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Srilakshmi krishnamoorthy
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Hey,
Good to know about your score.Am also new and yet to take scjp 5.0 exam.Mean while i was interested in knowing if any body knew solution to activate the whizlabs scjp 5.0 preparation kit which i bought recently.As of now am getting error 429,Activex cannot create object...No solution to resolve this issue yet.can any body help me

Thanks,
 
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Ostin-

It's hard to say how much study is enough study. I also used the Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates book along with the Whizlabs simulator. The Sierra/Bates book is excellent. I read it through multiple times and marked things that I thought were important in the margins so that I could pay extra attention to them the next time I read through it. I also wrote a lot of code snippets so that I could confirm how things would behave at compile time and at runtime. Lastly I ran through all of the questions in the Whizlabs simulator and ran through as many practice exams as I could find.

All in all, I think the Sierra/Bates book combined with writing small code snippets was the biggest payoff for the time that I invested. The Whizlabs and practice questions were good as well, but mostly just for getting used to the format of the questions and for forcing me to get in the habit of being observant and being able to quickly parse what strange code was doing.

So how do you know you're ready? I think it's a combination of finding that you're very familiar with the contents of the Sierra/Bates book and that you're consistently doing well on practice questions with only an occasional missed question and that when you miss a question you understand why you missed it. Does that mean that you should be getting 80% or better? 90% or better? It really depends on the question pool. Some are harder than others.

Hope that helps,
Josh
 
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Originally posted by Srilakshmi krishnamoorthy:
Hey,
Good to know about your score.Am also new and yet to take scjp 5.0 exam.Mean while i was interested in knowing if any body knew solution to activate the whizlabs scjp 5.0 preparation kit which i bought recently.As of now am getting error 429,Activex cannot create object...No solution to resolve this issue yet.can any body help me

Thanks,


Please do not hijack another person's topic. You have posted this problem of yours several times in this forum. Contact Whizlabs for support of a product that you have paid for.
 
Ostin Night
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Thanks, Joshua. You gave me confidence in my way of preparing to this exam.
 
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I pass this exam!! My score is 95% ! Big thanks to Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates for there excellent book!
 
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Ostin -

Can you please tell me how many hours of preparation did you put in.
Thanks

Victor
 
Ostin Night
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Originally posted by victor kamat:
Ostin -

Can you please tell me how many hours of preparation did you put in.
Thanks

Victor


It takes me about 3 weeks of every-day-work. First I read book and make test after each chapter - 1.5 week. Than I pass 4 Whizlabs exams and some others, that I found in internet - 5 days. and than I read one more time some chapters from the book and pass all it's tests and finished with the Whizlabs - the rest of the time.
 
Damodar Mukhopadhyay
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U mean 3week is enough for the exam???
If I study full time???
 
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Have you read the opening post of this thread?
 
Damodar Mukhopadhyay
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Yes I red it. I also have one and half years of exp in java.
So can I clear the exam in one month preparetion?
 
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It will depend on your exp. i think, but i see a good chance.
 
Barry Gaunt
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This topic is now ripe for Sun Certification Results...
 
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Congrats Ostin!

Fantastic score!!!

Bert
 
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Awesome score Ostin, congratulations!
 
Ostin Night
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Originally posted by Damodar Mukhopadhyay:
U mean 3week is enough for the exam???
If I study full time???


Hi Damodar. Sorry for delay in answer.
I think 1 month is enough for preparation.
I prepared every day. But I working, so I spent 4-5 hours
every day at evening, except weekends. At weekends I spent whole 2 days.

Now I have a rest!!

It's hard work but interesting. You know, when I was getting my
current job they gave me big test task and one weekend. I worked 15 every day to complete it. I get used for such style of work

And thanks everyone for congratulations!!!
 
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