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Passed certification with 85%

 
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Hi Guys,
I want to share my happiness with you guys. Today I passed the exam with 85%.
I was just a passive participant to the Java Ranch forum. I was browsing the Java ranch from last one-month and it helped me a lot in clarifying my doubts and concepts.
I started my preparation seriously June, 2000. I have read the following books as a part of Java preparation.
- Learn Java in 21 days
- Sun Tutorial
- RHE
- Java Language Specifications

I would say RHE is the best book for the certification since it helps you to concentrate on your objective. But read other books or reference material for understanding the concepts.
I took 5-6 mock exams available on the Internet. I would recommend the Marcus Green mock exams as the best and closer to real exam. Thanks to him for his invaluable contribution.
I have not got the famous media tracker and socket question.
I got the questions as follows:
- Threads (6 questions)
- Java.IO ( 4 questions)
- GridBaglayout (1 question)
- AWT Stuff(5)
- Exceptions(4)
- Lot of declaration/Overriding/overloading and syntax questions
I finished the exam in an hour and spent 30-45 minutes in reviewing.
I would suggest you to give as many mock exams as you can. Don't be discouraged with your score in mock exams. Just review your mock exams scores thoroughly and study the weak areas again and again.
I really want to thank the organizers of Java ranch - Ajith, Maha, tony and all others who helped me directly or indirectly to get my certification. I appreciate you efforts.
I would like to know that what is the next step. I had 5 years of working experience on IBM Platform and really want to get into new technology.
I am planning to concentrate on others fields of Java like Servelts, JDBC and EJB.

Regards,
Pradeep
 
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Congratulations Pradeep. Good show!
Good luck,
Ajith
 
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Congratulations!!!
 
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Congrtulations Pradeep!
That's a great score.
I'm getting really low scores in marcus exam (i gave one ). Can u pls tell me if ur score in the exam parallels the one u got in Marcus Mock exams 1 and 2. I'm giving exam on 28th Aug and i'm anxious to know about the mock exams relevance.
Thanks and All the Best.
 
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I think you can expect your actual certification score with in 5-10% of Marcus Green mock exams. I got the score in Marcus exams
as 1st Exam - 90
2nd Exam - 88
3rd Exam - 87
and my certification score was 85%.
Besk of luck for the exam
Pradeep Katyal
 
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Hi pradeep,
That's great. Congratulations!
I am very new in Java. But I want to take Sun Certification for JAva Programmers exam.
To be very frank with you, I can't afford fee like $2000 for training.
Would please let me know any sources or suggestion for clearing exam. I am ready to do hard work.
my e-mail address is : anu_shah_2000@yahoo.com
I will really appreciate your reply,
Thanks
Anuja

Originally posted by PK:
Hi Guys,
I want to share my happiness with you guys. Today I passed the exam with 85%.
I was just a passive participant to the Java Ranch forum. I was browsing the Java ranch from last one-month and it helped me a lot in clarifying my doubts and concepts.
I started my preparation seriously June, 2000. I have read the following books as a part of Java preparation.
- Learn Java in 21 days
- Sun Tutorial
- RHE
- Java Language Specifications

I would say RHE is the best book for the certification since it helps you to concentrate on your objective. But read other books or reference material for understanding the concepts.
I took 5-6 mock exams available on the Internet. I would recommend the Marcus Green mock exams as the best and closer to real exam. Thanks to him for his invaluable contribution.
I have not got the famous media tracker and socket question.
I got the questions as follows:
- Threads (6 questions)
- Java.IO ( 4 questions)
- GridBaglayout (1 question)
- AWT Stuff(5)
- Exceptions(4)
- Lot of declaration/Overriding/overloading and syntax questions
I finished the exam in an hour and spent 30-45 minutes in reviewing.
I would suggest you to give as many mock exams as you can. Don't be discouraged with your score in mock exams. Just review your mock exams scores thoroughly and study the weak areas again and again.
I really want to thank the organizers of Java ranch - Ajith, Maha, tony and all others who helped me directly or indirectly to get my certification. I appreciate you efforts.
I would like to know that what is the next step. I had 5 years of working experience on IBM Platform and really want to get into new technology.
I am planning to concentrate on others fields of Java like Servelts, JDBC and EJB.

Regards,
Pradeep


 
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