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Thanks to JavaRanch,I am now SUN Certified

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Hello Friends,
I passed the SUN certification Exam for
programmers level yesterday securing 80%.i prepared for about
one and a half months for the exam.
My real name is Manjunath Subramanian and i have been following javaranch for the past two months.
I am happy and satisfied with the score.
Absolutely no regrets, considering the thought that it could have turned out BAD.A million Thanks to Javaranch without
whose help i couldn't have reached here .
Now About the exam.
The exam was definitely a little tougher than any of marcus's
exam but again that "MARCUS RULE" still hold's good, where your score in the exam is almost equal to the ones you got from marcus's exams.
I got 77% as an average from all Marcus Green exam which i took about 10 days ago.So it is +/- 3% to 4% deviation.
Coincidentally i had all the three famous questions on the exam.
They included s.append(),mediatracker and Sockets.I also
got a question on GridbagConstraints layout.They were quite easy.
Regarding the append() method for strings this is what i have
to say.
The question that was given was written in such a way that
as if there is really a method by that name in strings.
I initially thought of leaving the question empty but then
later i filled in the answer.AND TO MY SATISFACTION I SAW
so i would advise you guys to do the same.Just assume that
there is a append method in strings.
I don't remember exactly how many questions there where in
each topic.All that i remember is that there were
2 - Threads(Which includes waitForId())
2 - garbage collection
4 or 5 - IO
Lot of overriding and overloading
4 to 5 - Strings
2 - java.util
and the rest i am not able to recollect.
Also the some of the questions were very ambiguos.
Infact there was one question which i had earlier seen in one
of the mock exams which had checkboxes i,e to say among those list answers there were more than which was right but to my horror i saw the same question with radio buttons in the exam.There were three answers which were all equally correct and i wasted a lot of time.I don't know whether i got it right also!!??
Anyway the first phase is over and i guess it is SCJD now.
I would really appreciate if the ever ready moderators guide
me on this 'cos i really need their help.
Also i would like to help all my fellow greenhorns w.r.t
the exam.My mailid is would try my best
in repling to you all individually.
All The Very Best for your exams.

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Hi Karthik,
Congrats and best wishes.
Can u please let us know wether we have to type " " for strings, {} for class declarations and ; for a statement??
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Congratulations Karthik ( a.k.a Manjunath Subramanian ! )
Good luck,
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Congratulations Manjunath!
You have done a great job. Considering one and a half months preparation it's a great achievement. best of luck for your next venture (SCJD). By the by any tips on preparation ?
My E-mail is:
Karthik Subramanian
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Hello Friends,

Thanks to you all!!.
Doit, for strings you do not have to type the " "
(double quotes).
Class Declarations do not require the braces { }.
No statement should be ended with the semicolon ;
Thanks once again ,
Best of luck to you all.
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