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Passes at age 54 years 8 months

Clark Bruce
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Hi all,
I passed it with a 79. Not a great score, but a pass nonetheless.
While it is fresh, here are my thoughts on the exam. It seemed to be pretty straightforward. Nothing real tricky. Easier than the SCJP test. Obviously, I missed some questions, but that was me, not the test. I had 5 fill-in type questions, three of which showed up in other questions so they were pretty easy. I got 100 on patterns and only used the four types mentioned in the requirements. I think I only used the exibit button on 3 questions, so most of the code was pretty short. Maybe 15 or 20 questions had code. The most confusing questions to me regarded session management and developing secure web applications.
I studied for about 6 weeks and had no experience with servlets or JSP. BTW, I am not working in the programming field at present, nor have I ever. I have taken 3 Java classes at the local Jr. College here, so I have no real experience. I used the following books:
Core Servlets & JSP by Hall
Java Servlet Programing by Hunter
Java Server Pages by Bergsten
Also, the Specs and Docs.
I read over Miftah's Notes about 25 times at least (no kidding). Thank you Miftah.
I read over Ken's notes several times. Thank you Ken.
Did all the free mocks (my thanks to Anand, Mika, Eduardo, and the JavaRanch folks). I also bought the Whiz Labs tests and did them.
Looking back, I should have written more JSP code. I think I would have done better on the test.
Lastly, but not leastly,
Thanks to all of you at this site. I hope to be of help to others as you all have been to me.
Mark Spritzler
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Your post inspires me!!!
Congrats again, What next?
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