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Cleared SCJP with just 73%

 
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Hi all,
I had just cleared SCJP with a mere 73%. I had just spent some of my free time in the last 1-1.5 months. I liked the language very much and would continue learning it.

As far as my background goes i knew C, a bit of C++. I did my B.Tech in IIT(Bombay) and am flying next week to Univ of Michigan(AA) for grad studies. I thought I shall learn something new this summer vacation... this is the first time i felt i did something useful in summer vacs!!
As far as the exam goes, it was a bit tougher than my expectation... well...er.. my expectation was that it would be very easy. It had well balanced ques from all the sections. But what i didnt expect was that there were many ques of theoritical type. I had just practiced with 3 Marcus tests and a few simulator tests. The real exam was tougher than Jxam, jdcert, jargon etc. I hope people take tougher_ones_also_before going in for the real test.

Well the reason for my low scoring was.. I started taking tests just 3 days before the exam, learnt about Event handling, Listeners, AWT just 30 hours before the exam..... to be honest !!! I am putting this down in words so that PEOPLE WONT REPEAT THESE MISTAKES. Please plan your mock tests well in advance say 15 days b4 the exam. start by taking-easier to the tougher ones.
Java is a wonderful lang. Unlike my time constrained approach, I would like people to spend time and learn it well to master & appreciate it. About 2/3 months back, I had not planned to learn Java... leave alone taking up SCJP. The entire credit goes for javaranch team without which i wouldnot have taken up the exam.
My sincere thanx goes to the "BigBrother", the "Truthful 5ive" et al.
Bye,
Ganesh
[This message has been edited by nganesh (edited July 26, 2000).]
 
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Hi,
Congradulation!!! IIT guy , may be that is why you can casually write these exams. How much score did you get in the mock exams?? It may help for us to decide to take exam. I am also just like you, I liked this language and also wanted to have some certificate and decided to take the exam.
"All the Best for your further study"
 
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Congrats, that's not bad.
BTW I was wondering as to what your major was in BS and what is it going to be in UMAA.
Steven
 
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Congrats nGanesh for having made it.
Regds.
Rahul
 
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Dear N Ganesh,
Which books u referred ?
Shailendra Bade
 
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Congrats nGanesh. Hope things will workout fine for you at UMAA.
Good luck,
Ajith
 
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nganesh,
Congratulations! B.Tech IIT(Bombay) Thats very impressive! All the best in your future studies here.
 
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Thankyou subha, steven, rahul, Shailendra, Ajith, Sandra.
sure mine was a casual try... java has a lot more to offer.
Steven, i major in Physics... wonder what has physics got to do with Java.. ask me!
Shailendra, i referred to RHE(Java certification study guide) and Thinking in java. the former needs to be done after getting fundaes which are available in plenty in the latter. Ofcourse javaranch should help u out with all intricacies.
The best way is to work out ourself rather than ask someone whether this code works out... it takes much less time to compile & run a code rather than post it here to ask people's opinion.
I shall definitely thank Maha Anna, Ajith, Satya5 etal in trying to make difficult concepts simple enuf.
All the Best. Bye,
Ganesh

[This message has been edited by nganesh (edited July 29, 2000).]
 
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