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DaveA Allen
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I just passed the scjp exam yesterday and was hoping to contribute something as payback for the great advice I received here.

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.
 
Sital Kotamraju
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Congrats DaveA!!

Thanks for the tips
 
Changchun Wang
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congratulate on you !
thanks for your tips
give me a copy of notes ,
email is oliver456@tom.com
 
PALANI KUMART
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Congrats Dave,
Nice to see one more guy climb up the moountain. Can you please send me the notes - palanihere@gmail.com. Thanks
 
gaurav singhal
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congrats Dave

Can you share the notes my email id is gaurava_singhal@rediffmail.com
 
S Thiyanesh
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Congrats Dave, what's next?
Can you send me the notes to thiyaneshram@yahoo.com
 
Abhishek Misra
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why don't you paste them here.
 
rana saha
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Congrats Dave
Can you please share the notes.
My email is ranamoni2003@yahoo.com.

Thanks
 
Ray Arnado
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Congrats!!! can you email your notes at r.arnado@gmail.com thanks in advance. Congrats!!!
 
AbhijitV Paranjpe
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Congrats Dave
Can you please share the notes.
My email is paranjpeav@rediffmail.com or paranjpeav@gmail.com
Thanks
 
Kavya Anjali
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Hi congrats for ur results

I agree with one previous post that you can do a favour to all ranchers by posting them here itself.

Also, You cam mail the material and notes to me at

darshane AT gmail DOT com
 
sri latha
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Hi Valentin Jacquemin
when i execute the above code the equals method returns true.which situations can the above code returns true in both == and eqauls method.can u explain it.
 
sri latha
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sorry guys,i misposted this post.
 
Leigh Su
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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.


Hi DaveA:
Congrats!
Thank you for your kind sharing. I am preparing for SCJP 5.0, so I would like to get it. My email: slhcan@hotmail.com
[ March 24, 2006: Message edited by: Leigh Su ]
 
mahima verma
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Hi DaveA:
Congrats!
Thank you for your kind sharing. I am preparing for SCJP 5.0, so I would like to get it. My email: aries_jasmin@rediffmail.com
 
Ganesh Pujar
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Congrats man!
Can you please take trouble to send me also a copy to ganeshpujar@rediffmail.com.
PLEAE!
 
Pankaj Tiwari
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Hi Dave
Congrats for that can u email notes to me at tiwari.pankaj@gmail.com
 
rajeshwar Rao
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Congrats allen

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: rajeshwarl@visualsoft-tech.com
 
sriram
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Hi Dave,

Congrats and Thanks for sharing your Experiences. Could you pls send the notes which you have prepared for the following email id.

srirama_india@yahoo.com - Thanks
 
sharath chandramg
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Hi...i really wud appreciate if u can share the notes...my email id is sharath_mg2000@yahoo.co.in
 
vaibhav anubhav
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Congr.. DaveA.....
can u send me these notes..... my email id is j2me123@rediffmail.com.
thanks in advance....
 
Eleanor Leong
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Congratualations !!
Would you please send me your notes as well.

Eleanor
 
Eleanor Leong
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Hi,
Please send me the note at the email address :

eleong@bank-banque-canada.ca

Thanks so much.

Eleanor
 
Asha Pathik
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Congrats Dave,

I'll thankful if you can send me a copy of the notes at ashi_path@yahoo.com

Once again Congrats

ashi
 
Mushkan Desai
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hey dave congrates.
can u send me ur notes at mushkan_2003@yahoo.com
thnks in advance
 
kiran kumar
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Great contribution to this forum from your experiences. I am planning to take test.Can you please send a copy to me kranthi.aella@gmail.com
 
sitalaxmi madabhushi
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Hi Dave,

Congrates!

Thanks alot for tips.Can you plz. post your notes here.

Thanks,
Sita
 
Leonardo Luiz
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Congrats !!!
Can you please send a copy of your notes to me leolsc at yahoo.com.br.

Thanks
 
levani dvalishvili
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congrats!!!
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 dlevancho@gmail.com
thanks in advance
 
DaveA Allen
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Since there seems to be demand for it, I will try to put my notes up in html format this weekend (I'm at work right now). I'll also email my notes to those who already requested them, but if you want my notes and haven't yet requested them, please wait for my url posting.

I'm psyched there is a demand for my notes, since I put a fair amount of time into them.

Dave
 
Sandeep Narayan
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Congrats buddy!!!

Could you please share your notes.

narayan.sandeep@gmail.com
 
Vejaykrishna Venkatesan
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Hi,
Congrats. Can you plz share your notes with me. Kindly send it to vejayjv@yahoo.co.in. I am going to write SCJP 5.0 on 3rd April.
 
deepesh shah
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Congrats !!!
Can you send me the notes at dipooshah@yahoo.com
 
Abhishek SN
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Hey.. Congrats Buddy!!!

Its really great.. Hope to get a party from you soon

Do send me your notes to the following id : snabhishek@yahoo.com

cheers,
Abhi.
 
Tamara Lopez
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Congratulations!
That would be fantastic - my email is tamslopez@gmail.com
 
Jinto Lonappan
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Congrats yaar...Its nice to hear that u r working on HTML migration...It will be useful for all...Plz update us whn u r done!!
 
Pran Pal
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Congrats.


My email is nevy_1@yahoo.com ... if you are still sending your notes.
 
ravi rasa
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Congrats DaveA!!

Canyou please send your notes to allairavi@yahoo.com

Thanks for your help.

Ravi
 
Bikash Paul
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Hi Dave,

Congratulations!!!

I'm also preparing for SCJP5.0, so can you please send that document to
bikash.paul@oracle.com

Thanks & Regards
Bikash
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Higgledy Smith
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Dave: Have your notes been posted somewhere?
 
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