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passed with 89%

 
Dan Murphy
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Hi,

A couple of days ago I passed with 89%. Boy am I glad that's over....
I used nothing apart from HFSJ and the short tutorial about Dynamic Attributes which Bert Bates posted on this forum. I've seen others who've said that you should also read the specs, but personally I disagree. The marginal benefit of reading anything other than HFSJ isn't worth it (unless you really want to get 100%). HFSJ is enough to pass with a good mark.

When I started studying I had almost no experience/knowledge of servlets/JSPs. I read the book over a few weekends a few months before the exam, then in the 10 days before the exam I read it again, made some notes, then looked over my notes the 2 days before the exam and did a couple of mock exams. If you pass the mock exam in the back of the book (even barely), you will pass the real thing (which is a lot easier).

I might do the SCBCD exam next, but probably not until they've updated the course to cover EJB 3.0. I will almost certainly never do SCEA, because I can't see myself drawing dreary UML diagrams on my own time.

Good luck to anyone who's currently studying for a sun cert. and sincere thanks to JavaRanch and all who sail in her. Couldn't have done it without you....

Cheers,
Dan
 
wise owen
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Congratulations!
 
Edisandro Bessa
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Hi Murphy,

Very good score. Thanks for sharing your experience with us. Your case of success is an inspiration for those who still are working hard aiming the certification, just like me.

Good Luck Man!
 
Christophe Verré
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Congratulations
 
Narendra Dhande
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Congrats
 
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