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Passed SCJA with 88%

 
Tim C. Reed
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Apologies if you find "this is how I passed" threads repetitive ... but they really helped me so - time to return the favor!!!

My background coming into studying for SCJA was totally non-OO, 10 years in IT - procedural languages/Oracle DBA (i.e. NO Java).

Today I passed SCJA first time using these resources:

1) Head First Java (Kathy Sierra/Bert Bates) - absolute must for getting started in JAVA generally - awesome book.
2) SCJA Study Guide (Cameron McKenzie)
3) SCJA Mock Questions (Cameron McKenzie)
4) The elusive UML PDF (thanks to Pete Jacobs for linking me!!!)

Using that combination I felt really well prepared for the exam. HFJ should be on every JAVA newbie's shelf! Special mention should also be given to both of Cameron's books. If you aren't doing the SCJA then they may not be for you as they are very much SCJA-centric (although you will probably still find them entertaining). However, if you ARE going for the SCJA (and this is the SCJA forum after all!) then, for me, these were essential.

Good Luck!

Tim
 
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Congratulations!!!
 
Vijitha Kumara
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Congrats
 
Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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Congratulations, Tim! I'm so glad my books could play a small role in your success.

-Cameron McKenzie
 
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Congrats
 
Ehizeme Aruya
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Congrats!!!
 
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