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Biju Gopinathan

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Recent posts by Biju Gopinathan

I got 210 minuts to complete the test last month.. But I think you should try to finish within 175 minuts.. any thing extra is a bonus time for you
Hi Gaurav,

No need of getting worried, by failing for the first time you might have learned a lot like where all you hava made the mistakes, Which area you are weak etc. Consider that when you preapare ahead. And do a lot and lot and lot and lot and lot of mock exams. There are a lot of free and commercial ones listed in this site itself.

When you are consistantly sccceding in different mock exams(at least last three) you are ready for the exam.

Good luck Gaurav , you can do it..
Hi Mamadou

Great Sprit

Good Luck for your next try
13 years ago
Congrats Nitin Takale Good Score

How many years of experience do you have,and what all certifications have you done before?

All the best for your next mission
13 years ago
Congrats Maniganda Prakash
13 years ago
Congrats Sreekanth Menon

How much is your percentage ?
13 years ago
Congrats priya

All the best for your next mission
13 years ago
Congrats Vijayagopalan Raveendran


how many years of experience do you have ? what all certifications you have done before ?

All the best for the next mission
13 years ago
Thanks all of you
13 years ago
Congrats Rodrigo Cunha,

How many years of real java experience do you have?
13 years ago
Congrats Robert
13 years ago
Hi Mohsin Hameed


Nice Score,

How many years of real life experience do you have?

Keep going......
13 years ago
Hi Anup Francis


Nice Score,

How many years of real life experience do you have?

Keep going......
13 years ago
Hi Ranchers,

I have passed the SCJP 5 with a percentage of 91%, Thanks to all ranchers for the wonderful support through this site.

I am a java developer with around three years of experience, my experience with SCJP is as follows:

My Preparation:

I first read the book �Head First Java� by K&B which is actually a beginners book, but it was very useful for me to bring clarity to what I already knew, and I learned a lot from it.

The way topics are explained in the �Head First Java� book is really interesting, It took me around one and a half month to finish the book leaving the Swing UI part.

Then I read the SCJP book by K&B , Hat�s off to K&B It�s a great book too, like the above one. I went through the whole book and underlined important sentences, It took me around two-three months to finish the book, I did all the mock exam�s at the end of each chapter, my scores where not so good , was around 50%

I did a second review through the book, mainly reading just the underlined part and making short notes in my note book. And the �two minute drill� part is best to read a day/ an hour before the exam.

I did the First Master Exam with the book before and after reading the book, before reading I scored around 55 which means fail. After reading the book I again took the exam and scored around 80-90 in both Master Exams.

After that I tried a lots and lots of free mock exams listed in this site itself ,and wrote lots of small programs on various exam topics.

At the Exam:

I believe passing SCJP with good score, does not depend only on how well you know java, but also on how well you act like a compiler for that three hours at the exam.

I was a bit lazy at the exam at the beginning ,so I failed to manage time in first half hour, then I tried to finish around 10 questions in each 20 minutes. The questions at the beginning were a little tough, which made me a little anxious. I kept marking those questions ,of which I was not sure about the answers. I only managed to get around twenty minutes after completing the exam ,to review the answers. So I was only able to review those questions which I had marked, which were around thirty.

Before the exam do what ever you can do to keep yourself cool and to make your mind sharp enough to pick any compiler errors. And at the exam if possible close yourself from the outside world, and be just a compiler who only knows java, nothing else.

All the best for the future SCJP�s

13 years ago