Win a copy of Secure Financial Transactions with Ansible, Terraform, and OpenSCAP this week in the Cloud/Virtualization forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
programming forums Java Mobile Certification Databases Caching Books Engineering Micro Controllers OS Languages Paradigms IDEs Build Tools Frameworks Application Servers Open Source This Site Careers Other Pie Elite all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
Marshals:
  • Campbell Ritchie
  • Ron McLeod
  • Paul Clapham
  • Jeanne Boyarsky
  • Bear Bibeault
Sheriffs:
  • Rob Spoor
  • Henry Wong
  • Liutauras Vilda
Saloon Keepers:
  • Tim Moores
  • Carey Brown
  • Stephan van Hulst
  • Tim Holloway
  • Piet Souris
Bartenders:
  • Frits Walraven
  • Himai Minh
  • Jj Roberts

I need encouragement!!! :(

 
Greenhorn
Posts: 15
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I needed 31 and got 30 this morning....back to the ole drawing board!
 
Greenhorn
Posts: 12
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hey Peck,
Don't worry. It happens sometimes. One of my friends too missed the test with just one question and she took the test after couple of months with more passion and guess what, she scored 94. Now she used to say if i would hv done that one question correctly i would never get a chance to read again and i hv to carry my unsatisfactory score all thr' my life and now i'm veery happy that i missed first time. So never giveup.
BetterLuck next time. And always rememeber..
"Failures are the stepping stones for VICTORY".
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 1392
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi Gary, I am sorry this happened to you.
Maybe this link will be of interest to you.
https://coderanch.com/forums/
Marlene
[ November 07, 2003: Message edited by: Marlene Miller ]
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 36
IBM DB2 Netbeans IDE Spring
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
If you are scoring near passing, then you are too ambitious about passing
this exam. You will lose your mind studying for these if you have aggressive
"deadlines" in your head to achieve certification by a certain date. You need to get rid of the ambition. Take several deep breaths. Crack open the book and read them slowly and *ENJOYABLY*. You might need another whole month, so calm down. You will know when you are ready.
The goal is not to pass the exam.. There's tens of thousands of monkey programmers out there that still write slash and burn code. The goal is
to understand how the features of the language help you as a developer to
write really good code. If you aim for this goal, then not only will you
pass the exam, but you will be prepared to answer sophisticated questions
on a job interview or screening.
I'd save certification guides for last. They are only good to train you on
how to prepare for treacherous questions, as well as mental exercises to help you review and recite your deep knowledge of language features.
The first lessons you need to discover is patience. Read the Sun book:
The Java Programming Language Ed.3 by Goslin et. al. It's a very enjoyable read if you take it slowly, because they explain WHY certain
features of the language shouldnt be used in certain ways, what idioms are
good and bad, and provide approaches to design that lead to Good Code (TM).
The Sun book should be taken to coffee shops on rainy November evenings,
or perhaps savoured over your lunch break at work.
Once you've thoroughly enjoyed the Sun book, then its time to torture yourself with exam prep guides and practice tests. The cert guides dont
offer nearly the depth and coverage of the JPL book by Gosling, Arnold and Holmes.
I'm presently studying for the SCWCD. I got burned out studying, so I took
time off. I was trying to hard to "pass the damn thing" even though I myself
was a JSP developer for two years. I did the SCJP2 and an IBM DB/2 exam in
September to prepare my re-entry into the job market. Once I get the SCWCD, I'm going to be very happy about not having to study again for sublime and difficult tests once I'm done with this.
Yes. The exams are hard, and that is a good thing...
-- Jim (SCJP2 1.4, IBM Certified Associate DB/2 UDB, BS Chemistry/Physics)
 
straws are for suckers. tiny ads are for attractive people.
SKIP - a book about connecting industrious people with elderly land owners
https://coderanch.com/t/skip-book
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic