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passed SCJP 6 with 84%

 
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Hi ranchers,

I have passed SCJP 6 with 84% this morning.
My preparation was:
- 3 years developping in Java
- read K&B the week-end of the 1st of May
- re-read it 2 times to remember everything
- done all jq+ Enthuware mock exams 4 times (started with an average of 75%, ended with an average of 90%) -> It helped me a lot as the gui is very similar to the real one and questions are accurate (I think they are harder than SCJP. The only problem is that at the end I knew the questions per heart and I didn't have to read it which explains why I performed better on jq+).
- learned Collection api from Javadoc the last week until I could reproduce the javadoc of Collection, List, Set, Map, Queue, Dequeue, SortedSet, NavigableSet, SortedMap, NavigableMap by heart. (which was useless as there had been no questions involving this particular knowledge)
- learned Operators precedence as it is not clear enough in K&B (to retain it I use the following memo: PUCMA-SRE-BBB-LL-TA -> Primary, Unary, Cast, Multiplicative, Additive, Shift, Relational, Equality, Boolean And, Boolean xOr, Boolean or, Logical And, Logical Or, Ternary, Assignment) but it was useless...
- wrote code to better understand boxing, enum, the scanner class
- read success stories on Java Ranch to cheer me up
- done nothing the last 2 days

I only regret not having been able to take K&B master exams as I am using Linux...

Like other ranchers who passed SCJP 6, I would recommend it over SCJP 5 as it is very similar and that you have a lot of time.
 
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Welcome to JavaRanch!

Practice makes us in a perfect shape to take Exams!

Congarts!

wots your next Target? :roll:
 
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As I am using servlets dayly I am planning to take SCWCD next but it depends on my society.
 
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congrats!!
 
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congrats!!
 
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Congratulations!
 
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