First of all, I wasn't sure if there was a demand out there for scjp 5.0 specific preparation notes, but I have a 11 pages of organized 9pt font notes in Word format that I'd be willing to contribute if they could be useful to someone. They could probably use about an hour of editing from a real guru, but I think they are decent. I basically copied all of the applicable API methods that could (and did) appear on the test, and appended notes to them. Then I added bullet notes from the K+B two-minute drill notes that weren't second nature to me. Finally, I added bullet notes from the question reviews for mock exams questions I (sometimes repeatedly) got wrong. I won't be insulted if there are a lot of notes available out there and no one wants mine.
My only exam tip is with regards to the drag and drop questions. You MUST mark any incomplete drag and drop questions for review later. I made a grave error on the test: on my first pass through, I only answered 2/3 of the drag and drop questions, only to find at the end, there was no way to tell which ones I had answered and which ones I left incomplete! On the Whiz Labs mock exams, it showed all questions that are incomplete, but on the real test, it only shows the multiple choice Q's that are incomplete (not the drag and drop ones). So I had to guess on which drag and drop questions I had completed, ERASING my previous answers and reanswering Q's if I had already answered them. I probably should have read more saloon notes regarding this. At least now I can claim that I would have gotten higher than the 77% that I did get!
Finally, I wanted to offer encouragement and a point of comparison for others. I hadn't written any Java code for 3 years before the exam (I became a high school teacher). I read the Head First Java book, then decided to take the exam, reading the K+B SCJP book and taking Whiz Labs mock exams. About 4.5 weeks total studying full time. I failed both mock exams available with the K+B book, and I failed 3 Whiz Labs exams and just barely passed one with a 65%. I actually got a 51% on a Whiz Labs exam just 2 days before I took the real exam, but I still ended up with a 77% on the real exam. I wouldn't count on the real exam being a lot easier than the mock exams, but don't get discouraged by repeatedly failing the mock exams.
thanks for your tips
give me a copy of notes ,
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Nice to see one more guy climb up the moountain. Can you please send me the notes - firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks
Can you share the notes my email id is email@example.com
Can you send me the notes to firstname.lastname@example.org
Can you please share the notes.
My email is email@example.com.
Originally posted by DaveA Allen:
First of all, I wasn't sure if there was a demand out there for scjp 5.0 specific preparation notes, but I have a 11 pages of organized 9pt font notes in Word format that I'd be willing to contribute if they could be useful to someone. They could probably use about an hour of editing from a real guru, but I think they are decent.
Thank you for your kind sharing. I am preparing for SCJP 5.0, so I would like to get it. My email: firstname.lastname@example.org
[ March 24, 2006: Message edited by: Leigh Su ]
Thank you for your kind sharing. I am preparing for SCJP 5.0, so I would like to get it. My email: email@example.com
Can you please take trouble to send me also a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congrats for that can u email notes to me at email@example.com
Your effort to help us is very much appreciated. I hope everyone in the forum should follow you to help others.
Could you please send it to my e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Congrats and Thanks for sharing your Experiences. Could you pls send the notes which you have prepared for the following email id.
email@example.com - Thanks
can u send me these notes..... my email id is firstname.lastname@example.org.
thanks in advance....
Please send me the note at the email address :
Thanks so much.
I'll thankful if you can send me a copy of the notes at email@example.com
Once again Congrats
can u send me ur notes at firstname.lastname@example.org
thnks in advance
Thanks alot for tips.Can you plz. post your notes here.
since my exam is comming up in three weeks I would really like to have time to read your notes if you dont mind emailing to me at email@example.com
thanks in advance
I'm psyched there is a demand for my notes, since I put a fair amount of time into them.
Could you please share your notes.
Congrats. Can you plz share your notes with me. Kindly send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. I am going to write SCJP 5.0 on 3rd April.
Can you send me the notes at email@example.com
Its really great.. Hope to get a party from you soon
Do send me your notes to the following id : firstname.lastname@example.org
That would be fantastic - my email is email@example.com
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org ... if you are still sending your notes.
Canyou please send your notes to email@example.com
Thanks for your help.
I'm also preparing for SCJP5.0, so can you please send that document to
Thanks & Regards
[ March 27, 2006: Message edited by: Bikash Paul ]