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Passed the exam today 82%

 
Mark Anthony Molina
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Hi Guys,

Just want to announce that ive just passed the exam this morning. And im glad to share with my experience.
1. I have no actual nor work experience in java programming and any other programming languages. Dont also have any experience in any of the J2EE technologies.
2. All I have is knowledge... everything is "By the Book"
3. Studied everything about SCWCD for 3.5 months. In this 3.5 months, spent 2 hours per night, I've read the Headfirst twice.
4. Read other references. Although Headfirst is a good book, it is just "Almost Complete" or I can say, 9.80% complete! And 0.20% should not be ignored.
5. Mikalai Zaikin's SCWCD Study Guide is THE BEST!!! I can't summarize it anymore. This is the most complete and compact revision notes ive seen. Trying to summarize it further would make it incomplete.
6. Special thanks to Whizlabs and [name of illegal material removed - Marc Peabody]!!!

Anything else I would like to say... To those who want to get a very high score, you really need to practice. My score of 82 is just reading. I never tried the things I read. never ever. Just the same with SCJP. I didn't code anything. So just an inspiration to some, if you have not much time to practice, reading can be enough. But... in certifications "Practice is the best policy!!!"
[ May 26, 2007: Message edited by: Marc Peabody ]
 
Dilshan Edirisuriya
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Congrats
 
Kishore Balla
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Congrats...

Did you read specs?
 
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Originally posted by Mark Anthony Molina:
Hi Guys,

Just want to announce that ive just passed the exam this morning. And im glad to share with my experience.


Congratulations, Mark Anthony Molina !


5. Mikalai Zaikin's SCWCD Study Guide is THE BEST!!! I can't summarize it anymore. This is the most complete and compact revision notes ive seen. Trying to summarize it further would make it incomplete.


Glad to hear my notes were helpful. Thanks JavaRanch for hosting them.

regards,
MZ
 
Mark Anthony Molina
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Thanks a Lot! I didn't read specs. I guess, to pass the exam, books are enough. And also exam simulators. Books for learning, revision notes for memorization, exam simulator for questions familiarization (of course you should know what type of questions are there in the actual exam). Though you may also learn a lot from exam simulators. And by doing practice exam, you head will try to recall what you have learned. Thus, helping you to memorize them.

[Moderator's note: Using brain dumps is not honorable and memorizing answers to real questions is cheating. The name of the illegal material used was removed from the orginal post. - Marc Peabody]
[ May 26, 2007: Message edited by: Marc Peabody ]
 
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Congratulations!!!
 
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Grats Mark

And thanks for the experience summary
 
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Congratulations

4. Read other references. Although Headfirst is a good book, it is just "Almost Complete" or I can say, 9.80% complete! And 0.20% should not be ignored.

The 90% left are in the spec
 
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Originally posted by Mark Anthony Molina:
Thanks a Lot! I didn't read specs. I guess, to pass the exam, books are enough. And also exam simulators. Books for learning, revision notes for memorization, exam simulator for questions familiarization (of course you should know what type of questions are there in the actual exam). Though you may also learn a lot from exam simulators. And by doing practice exam, you head will try to recall what you have learned. Thus, helping you to memorize them.


Thanks


 
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