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After 4 years in the Java industry, 6 months of SCJP studying and a last month at maximum speed (mock exams, etc), I am finally taking the real exam tomorrow. Wish me luck !
With all Whizlabs exams grades between 85 and 91%, and a K&B Master exam at 75%, I think my chances of success are quite good, but still, I feel stressed. What would you advise me to do until tomorrow ?
I'm just back from the testing center, and I am proud to tell you that I am now certified with a perfect grade of 100% ! Woohoo !
I must especially thank Kathy and Bert for their excellent book, and for this forum. If you ever come in Paris, I owe you a drink ! Also, thank you to all the javaranch community for its support !
Some side notes on the exam :
The exam's drag'n'drop system is A LOT better than Whizlabs'.
The same for the "Review marked questions" system.
In my testing center, no drinking was allowed, so you must drink before.
Questions are unambiguous, so don't stress about not being able to understand what is really asked. This won't happen.
Some notes on my preparation :
I bought the K&B book as soon as it got published, updated it with the errata found on javaranch, read it many times and annotated it. Tip : use a yellow marker. I will help you browse the book and immediately see what is important to remember.
For the last 6 months, I've been analyzing it chapter by chapter, sentence by sentence, and I wrote lots of small example programs. Don't hesitate to write programs that don't work, too.
Last month, I took the 6 Whizlabs mock exams, and the K&B master exams last weekend.
And there I am : certified !
Now I can take some rest... until the next certification :roll:
SCJP 5.0 (100%)<br />SCWCD (getting ready...)
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