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Hello all,

I failed SCJP 5.0 twice in two successive attempts within two weeks, there are lot of tricks in the exam, my results are very inconsistent in two attempts, any helpful suggestion is appreciated.I took a lot of mock exams my mock exam results are the same as the real exam results, with 5-10% higher score in real exam.

1st attempt:- (37/72)-51% Result:-fail

Declarations, Initializations and Scoping:- 50%
Flow control:- 72%
API contents:- 70%
Concurrency:- 37%
OO concepts:- 30%
Collections/Generics:- 30%
Fundamentals:- 63%


2nd attempt:- (39/72)-54% Result:-fail

Declarations, Initializations and Scoping:- 91%
Flow control:- 45%
API contents:- 30%
Concurrency:- 37%
OO concepts:- 80%
Collections/Generics:- 60%
Fundamentals:- 27%

Please let me know if you can, what to do and when is the next time I should attempt.
thank you
chetan.
 
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Did you gone through K & B book for scjp 5.0?
 
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Practice more and more and then sit for the exam. Use the K and B book as your preparation material.
 
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Experiment all the exercises. This will definitely give you more exploration. You will come to understand the concepts clearly.
 
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Originally posted by Krishna Srinivasan:
Did you gone through K & B book for scjp 5.0?


Yes, I do follow SCJP 5.0 study guide by K and B, that's my reference book.
 
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I'd recommend giving yourself more time. If you failed the first time, you probably were not prepared so allowing two weeks to take the test again, may not have been enough. Also, as you said:
I took a lot of mock exams my mock exam results are the same as the real exam results, with 5-10% higher score in real exam.
If you're not passing the mock exams, it sounds like you're not ready for the real exam. I'd "reset" my expectations and allow enough time (a few months?) to really study and let the information sink in and don't try to rush just to pass, try to really learn the material.
 
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Do I have to run the whole K and B Marathon again, for clearing the concepts.
 
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All I can tell you is that I just passed the SCWCD exam and I used two books and went through each about 4 times each. The first time through, though, I highlighted items that were significant and worth memorizing for the test. Each time through, I read less and less and focused on the highlighted items. As I did practice tests and realized what I did not know, I read up on those items and highlighted what was important to know for the things I had trouble with. So the week before the test I was able to quickly review through both books just focusing on the important items.
 
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Originally posted by Dan Walin:
All I can tell you is that I just passed the SCWCD exam and I used two books and went through each about 4 times each. The first time through, though, I highlighted items that were significant and worth memorizing for the test. Each time through, I read less and less and focused on the highlighted items. As I did practice tests and realized what I did not know, I read up on those items and highlighted what was important to know for the things I had trouble with. So the week before the test I was able to quickly review through both books just focusing on the important items.


Thanks for your insight Dan, I appreciate it. I guess I'll have to run the K and B again from the beginning and make my concepts clear, and wait for at least 2 months before attempting or probably go for scjp version 6.0 later. Either way thanks for the reply, It was helpful.
 
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I think you must study harder than you've done so far, by using several mocks available over the Internet.
When you get a score higher than 90% on the most difficult exam, consider yourself prepared.
Also try to remember the questions you had problems, and try to write the code untill it's working fine. It's a good technique to remember how to solve that kind of question.
Search over Internet or even here in this site to these mocks.
[ April 09, 2008: Message edited by: Rogerio Kioshi ]
 
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Originally posted by chetan rami:


Yes, I do follow SCJP 5.0 study guide by K and B, that's my reference book.


Once you done with the book, you have to take up more practice tests. Till you get the confidence don't try to attempt the exam.
 
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Originally posted by Rogerio Kioshi:
I think you must study harder than you've done so far, by using several mocks available over the Internet.
When you get a score higher than 90% on the most difficult exam, consider yourself prepared.
Also try to remember the questions you had problems, and try to write the code untill it's working fine. It's a good technique to remember how to solve that kind of question.
Search over Internet or even here in this site to these mocks.

[ April 09, 2008: Message edited by: Rogerio Kioshi ]


Thank you so much for your suggestion and advice Kioshi, 90% is a bit higher but I will try and score that in mock exams, may be I will be ready at that point.
 
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Hey Chetan,

please drop me a mail a suraj.sheikh@yahoo.com i would pass you a simulator, just practice it hard, i bet you would get through.

Thanks,
Suraj
 
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Hey Chetan, cheer up. Go through K & B book thoroughly. Practice more mock exams, you will make it this time.

All the best.
 
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Better to read K&B book once again and be confident. U will rock in the next exam.

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Hi Chetan!!

Don't give up.You can do it.Read K & B once again and practice more tests.

Practice makes man perfect.

Take it as a challenge

BORN TO WIN
 
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