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Hi ranchers !

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 ?
 
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hi oliver,

all the best!!!
you will surely do well.....
 
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Hi Oliver,
I wish, you get 100%;


Best of luck;
 
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Wishing you all the very best Olivier Croisier.
 
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I advice you to take somre rest and the most importantly enough sleep....and don't be affraid, there's plenty of time to complete the exam, so read the questions carefully.

Best of luck and don't forget to share your experience :-)
 
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Thank you for your support !
I will try to sleep early tonight, and relax tomorrow morning.
I don't think late cramming would be of any help anyway.
I'll keep you updated on what happens.

By the way, I see many of you have other certifications too (SCWCD, SCBCD...). Did you feel they were easier or tougher than the SCJP ?

(rhetorical bonus question : has anyone ever been certified SCJP 5.0 with 100% ?)
 
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Hello Olivier Croisier,

Wishing you a very Good Luck for the exam!

I would suggest you to be patient and relaxed even during the exam and dont get tensed even if you get a question which you look at for the first time.

All the very best!
 
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All the very best Oliver
May you get back to us with Flying Colors...
 
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Hi ranchers,

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:
     
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