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Cleared scjp1.4 with 85%

 
sumi rankan
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Whew! I cleared SCJP1.4!!!
Thank you for all the ranchers helping me in clearing my doubts.

I know this version is outdated..when I started learning java, I didnt know much about it .Having much confidence(!) in me,I wanted to take advantage of Sun's promotion of free retake and immediately bought a voucher .Later when I joined this forum,I realised I made a mistake buying 1.4 voucher.Well ...past is past...

I started of by learning Head First Java which really is an excellent book for a novice like me.This book is hilarious.Though this has been said before,honestly...I have'nt read anything like this before!

Then when I was confident enough with the fundamentals I bought the scjp book by Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates.I almost spent 4 months and the past 1 month was spent in trying out the free mock exams available given in this forum.

Two weeks back ,I bought the enthuware mock exams and completed all the 12 tests including the trial one.My average in all the tests were 70% which ranged from 55% to 80%.
In the master exam from the book,I scored 80%.

I took the test yesterday.Actually ,I thought the questions were easy compared to enthuware and I might get only 3 or 4 of them wrong.But to my surprise I got 9 questions wrong .May be I overlooked somethings due to nervousness...It took almost the first 10 questions to settle down.Time was more than enough.My least scores are from Threads and gc.I used to get all the questions right in gc in the mock exams.I am really puzzled by this one and I expected something like this in threads!

Well ...its over now...For all the people out there trying for this exam.. All the very best...

Last but not the least ,I would like to thank the authors Sierra and Bates for their wonderful book without which this might not be possible...
[ November 04, 2008: Message edited by: sumi rankan ]
 
Loganathan Karunakaran
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Congratulations.
 
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