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Passed SCJD

 
Kevin Broderick
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Hello everybody,

Oh boy, I'm so excited I can hardly believe my eyes. 8 o'clock this evening I read in my mail box the assignment results and with a shaky hand, I clicked on it to read :


Hi Kevin,

Congratulations! You have passed the Oracle Certified Master, Java SE6
Developer certification. You are among the elite 1% of certified Java
professionals who have gone on to achieve the Oracle Certified Master,
Java SE6 Developer certification.



I got the project in October 2007 and I put it to the side as it all seemed so daunting. Then I made a new years promise to complete the project on new years eve 2009, then from January to June 2010 I worked 3 to 4 nights a week taking the rest of the year off as a break and finished it off from late February to the end of March this year. It was a long journey, with a lot of hair being pulled out, sometime I felt like but I'm am so glad that I have reached the end. My advice to those who are starting or in the middle of it to keep the motivation going, its tough but you'll get there eventually.

There was a lot of work during the evenings after work, I did not think that I could do it but thanks to the Java Ranch forum which was rich in information, and other members who dispensed their advice. I want to thank the moderators Roberto Perillo who gave sound advice and provided that most essential thread-locking test code, but especially Roel de Nijs who always gave a rapid response to any of my queries, who dispensed his large and thrust worthy amount of know-how throughout the JavaRanch that had it not being for him I would have been unable to pass this certification.

I'm going to the pub, going to drown a pint of Guinness and reflect for a bit as I try to take in the fact that I'm now finished. I'm having a pint on ye all because ye were all part of it.

Cheers
 
Marcel van den Boer
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Congratulations!
 
Matt Pavlovich
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Hey, congrats!
 
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Excellent news, Kevin! Congratulations for the achievement, champion! I'm very glad I could help you in your journey
 
Kevin Broderick
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Thank you everyone

I want to point out that I purchased the project in October 2008 and not 2007. Yes I'm still celebrating and will be for some time
 
Roel De Nijs
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Congratulations, Kevin! Well done

And thanks for the very kind words, it's always nice to see that our efforts are highly appreciated. These encouragements keep us going

And after such an achievement I would opt for a real (Belgian) beer (instead of a Guinness), you deserved it
 
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Congrats!
 
Gabor Kovesdan
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Congrats! I hope that I can celebrate soon, too.
 
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