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Passed SCWCD (92%)

 
Jon Pincott
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Just got back from taking my exam, so here's my story while it's still fresh...

After using Kathy and Bert's excellent SCJP study guide to pass the programmer exam (95% - thanks guys!), I thought i'd stick with the same authors and buy the HFSJ book.

At first I disliked the book - the style didn't agree with me, I found the content confusing and I struggled to even finish it. But, on second reading, somehow everything seemed to fall into place. Perhaps I learned more on the first pass than I realised!

The exercises throughout the book are really helpful, and as usual the end-of-chapter questions and the mock exam proved invaluable preparation for the real thing.

I have a few questions regarding coverage (you won't get 100% from this book alone), and make sure you download the errata, but I would not hesitate to recommend this book to anyone wishing to take the SCWCD exam.

Regarding the "exam = hfsj mock + 20ish%" equation that seems to hold for most people, well, it held for me too. I did the mock yesterday morning and got 67%, then I revised the areas i felt weakest in, redid the mock last night and passed the exam today with 92%.

Next stop SCBCD!
 
Aruneesh Salhotra
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Congratulations.
it is nice to see someone who uses all the concepts in the book. hope you get to use most of the stuff on the exam.

very good score.
whats next.

I am taking SCJD, though it is different from the web, but it seems worth it.
 
Sirajudeen Mohamed
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Good Shot!
 
Amit Saini
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awesome score!!
hope to score something as good as you for my exam ! comin up in 2 weeks...
 
Naresh Chaurasia
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Hi ,
Can you please tell me about the mock exams that you had taken apart from HFSJ and where can i find those mock exams.

thnx in advance
 
satheesh krishnaswamy
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A Very Good Score...

Can you suggest me What book should I start with for SCWCD and where are the Mock exams available for that.
I've just completed SCJP [with a poor score-65% only.I did it in one month because I thought I've to rush up to take SCWCD immedieately due to some official reasons].

Hence your reponse regarding the book for SCWCD and the mock exams will be much helpful to me.
Thanks again
 
Jon Pincott
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Originally posted by satheesh krishnaswamy:
A Very Good Score...

Can you suggest me What book should I start with for SCWCD and where are the Mock exams available for that.
I've just completed SCJP [with a poor score-65% only.I did it in one month because I thought I've to rush up to take SCWCD immedieately due to some official reasons].

Hence your reponse regarding the book for SCWCD and the mock exams will be much helpful to me.
Thanks again


I only used HFSJ so I can't really comment on the other resources that are available (e.g. other books and mock exams). All I can say is that HFSJ worked for me :-)
 
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