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Passed Part 2/3 with 1 week prep

 
Dinesh Bhattacharya
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Here is my story...

I passed Part 1 last year , with a score of 89%. I worked hard for a month, spending about 2 hrs/day, as a lot of the concepts
were fuzzy to me at first. I also bought Part 2/3 right after I passed part 1.

About a year later, I realized that I had just 9 days to utilize the voucher for Part 3 as it was valid for 1 year only. I could
either forgo $150 or take the plunge. I decided for the latter.

I studied for 4 days (4 hrs /day) and wroteup my assignment. Fortunately most of the concepts came right back to memory and I was able to get a very quick refresher. I completed my entire assignment within 7 days, uploaded it and took Part 3.
4 week later I got my result - PASS! WOW

I was extremely concerned about my prep time but this forum honestly helped me a LOT! A Lot of my questions were clarified by
reading thru the huge volume of posts


So my thoughts....

Pros of the exam:
If you do it right, it makes you think and exposes you to J2EE best practices.
Tis the highest level of SUN Java certification - a great selling point when job hunting


Cons...
The assignment has not been updated - EVER!
Part 3 is a joke, SUN just wants some extra cash


Overall it was worth $550
 
Muhammad Asif
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Congratulations!!
 
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