Passed the SCJP2 today with 71% (42/59).
Here's my breakdown:
Declarations and Access: 62% (Hmm...)
Flow and Exceptions: 85% (Know your exceptions!)
Garbage: 100% (Understand eligibility)
Language Fundamentals: 66% (Hmm...)
Ops and assignments: 85% ( x++ vs. ++x !!)
O, O, RT, and OO: 57% (Lotsa code to work out)
Threads: 57% (Much longer, harder code than I expected)
AWT: 50% (Don't care much for GUI work; did not devote)
.lang: 50% (StringBuffer!!!)
.util: 100% (3 questions...theory...know it)
IO: 100% (Thank goodness I went overboard here...7 questions!)
I started studying Java in March, taking a 4-month course at a university, using several thick books, discussion boards like this one, and many web sites, especially http://www.javasoft.com.
My tools for the exam:
- JQ+ simulator (Some questions on Sun exam were almost identical!) http://www.enthuware.com
- Roberts, Heller, Ernst http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0782128254/electricporkchop/
- Velmurugan Periasamy's Notes
(Lost that URL)
- JBuilder and Visual Age.
Go by the objectives and you'll do fine. Don't waste your time trying every mock exam you find (many of them are so vague and inaccurate). Get a core of study materials and go to town.
If you have any questions, feel free.
[This message has been edited by Bryan Timmins (edited August 21, 2001).]