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Recent posts by Afsah Shafquat

Hi,
Thanks Valentin, Bert, Shiva and Vedhas for your appreciation!

Save something for your 20s!


What will this whizkid do when he's my age(late twenties)?


I think I still have a long way to go.
"There is more to see than can ever be seen or to do than can ever be done!"

Congrats,man(or should I say kid?)!


Well, I am a girl!
--Afsah
16 years ago

I think it would still be worth taking an undergraduate course at a top university somewhere earlier than the usual entry age. There is still a lot of software engineering and computer science topics you can study apart from certification related ones.


Dave! Yeah I totally agree with you. Actually till June 2004 I am quite tied up with my O-level Exams already. After that, I think I will try for that. It may be interesting for you that I am also working as a teaching assistant for JAVA and XML in Operation Badar's program at Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology.
Regards,
--Afsah
16 years ago

I'm not that young any more
i saw there is one of the guys who claims he is 14!!! forgot the name...
and for updating now i've a partner...


Hi,
Keep it up! You are doing really a good job. I want to clarify I am a *GIRL* not a guy. Well, anyone knows how many people have passed out of the 600 beta takers?
Regards,
Afsah Shafquat
Worker, Operation Badar
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Sun Certified Java Programmer
Sun Certified Web Component Developer
IBM Certified Object-Oriented Analyst and Designer
IBM Certified XML Developer
IBM Certified J2EE Developer
Sun Certified Business Component Developer
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16 years ago
Davide Zanichelli,
That's really nice work! Congrats on passing SCBCD Exam!! Can you kindly add my country's name? I am from Pakistan.
Regards,
Afsah Shafquat
Worker, Operation Badar
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Sun Certified Java Programmer
Sun Certified Web Component Developer
IBM Certified Object-Oriented Analyst and Designer
IBM Certified XML Developer
IBM Certified J2EE Developer
Sun Certified Business Component Developer
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16 years ago
Billy and Anwar, I really appreciate your comments. Billy, right now I am in O-level but if you know of any famous university which is offerring PhD on scholarship basis, without any pre-requisite of formal education, please let me know. I will be grateful and look forward to that.
Thanks Pradeep for your reply. I don't understand why didn't you believe me but infact it helped me edit my post. Actually when I came from school, my father just told me that SCBCD results have been published. I was more than just excited!! I saw in the certmanager db and YIPEE; my percentage was 91%. I think that doubled my excitement. Then I just sat down and and started posting the result on JavaRanch. I don't know what happened. Maybe I was over-excited! At first, I wrote my year of birth 1886, then I changed it to 1986 (that's my elder sister's), but still it is not correct; my actual year of birth is 1989. Well sorry for the confusion. You can recheck this from my earlier posts here.
Best Regards,
Afsah Shafquat
Worker, Operation Badar
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Sun Certified Java Programmer
Sun Certified Web Component Developer
IBM Certified Object-Oriented Analyst and Designer
IBM Certified XML Developer
IBM Certified J2EE Developer
Sun Certified Business Component Developer
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[ October 01, 2003: Message edited by: Afsah Shafquat ]
16 years ago
Dear All,
I am writing to JavaRanch after such a long time although I constantly remained a silent observer. Hope some people like Valentin and Ashik still remember me. I want to thank them and alot of others who congratulated me when I was only a SCJP. Special thanks to Evelyn for keeping us informed of the updated news, Bert Bates and Kathy Sierra(the moderator of the group) for her last minute tips and sample chapters of her book, to Valentin for those wonderful cheatsheets, to Ashik for the compilation of all the notes, to all those who asked the critical questions(because that made my concepts clearer), to the person who made the 'objectives to specification mapping' document(I don't remember his/her name) and to all others whom I am missing. Truly, JavaRanch has contributed a lot in my SCBCD certification. If anybody needs help during his/her preparation for the exam, you can contact me at afsah_shafquat@yahoo.com
Now I would like to tell you something about myself. My name is Afsah Shafquat. My date of birth is 26th February 1986. Right now I am in O-level(10th Grade). I started JAVA programming when I was about twelve years old. Now I have passed my SIXTH INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION (SCBCD) with 91% on 4th July 2003 at the age of 14 years, 4 months and 8 days.
THANX ALOT ONCE AGAIN!!

Best Regards,
Afsah Shafquat
Worker, Operation Badar
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Sun Certified Java Programmer
Sun Certified Web Component Developer
IBM Certified Object-Oriented Analyst and Designer
IBM Certified XML Developer
IBM Certified J2EE Developer ...and finally...
Sun Certified Business Component Developer
-----------------------------
Dear All,
I am writing to JavaRanch after such a long time although I constantly remained a silent observer. Hope some people like Valentin and Ashik still remember me. I want to thank them and alot of others who congratulated me when I was only a SCJP. Special thanks to Evelyn for keeping us informed of the updated news, Bert Bates and Kathy Sierra(the moderator of the group) for her last minute tips and sample chapters of her book, to Valentin for those wonderful cheatsheets, to Ashik for the compilation of all the notes, to all those who asked the critical questions(because that made my concepts clearer), to the person who made the 'objectives to specification mapping' document(I don't remember his/her name) and to all others whom I am missing. Truly, JavaRanch has contributed a lot in my SCBCD certification. If anybody needs help during his/her preparation for the exam, you can contact me at afsah_shafquat@yahoo.com
Now I would like to tell you something about myself. My name is Afsah Shafquat. My date of birth is 26th February 1989. Right now I am in O-level(10th Grade). I started JAVA programming when I was about twelve years old. Now I have passed my SIXTH INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION (SCBCD) with 91% on 4th July 2003 at the age of 14 years, 4 months and 8 days.
THANX ALOT ONCE AGAIN!!

Best Regards,
Afsah Shafquat
Worker, Operation Badar
-----------------------------
Sun Certified Java Programmer
Sun Certified Web Component Developer
IBM Certified Object-Oriented Analyst and Designer
IBM Certified XML Developer
IBM Certified J2EE Developer ...and finally...
Sun Certified Business Component Developer
-----------------------------
[ August 26, 2003: Message edited by: Afsah Shafquat ]
16 years ago
Dear All,
I am writing to JavaRanch after such a long time although I constantly remained a silent observer. Hope some people like Valentin and Ashik still remember me. I want to thank them and alot of others who congratulated me when I was only a SCJP. Special thanks to Evelyn for keeping us informed of the updated news, Bert Bates and Kathy Sierra(the moderator of the group) for her last minute tips and sample chapters of her book, to Valentin for those wonderful cheatsheets, to Ashik for the compilation of all the notes, to all those who asked the critical questions(because that made my concepts clearer), to the person who made the 'objectives to specification mapping' document(I don't remember his/her name) and to all others whom I am missing. Truly, JavaRanch has contributed a lot in my SCBCD certification. If anybody needs help during his/her preparation for the exam, you can contact me at afsah_shafquat@yahoo.com
Now I would like to tell you something about myself. My name is Afsah Shafquat. My date of birth is 26th February 1986. Right now I am in O-level(10th Grade). I started JAVA programming when I was about twelve years old. Now I have passed my SIXTH INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION (SCBCD) with 91% on 4th July 2003 at the age of 14 years, 4 months and 8 days.
THANKX ALOT ONCE AGAIN!!

Best Regards,
Afsah Shafquat
Worker, Operation Badar
-----------------------------
Sun Certified Java Programmer
Sun Certified Web Component Developer
IBM Certified Object-Oriented Analyst and Designer
IBM Certified XML Developer
IBM Certified J2EE Developer ...and finally...
Sun Certified Business Component Developer
-----------------------------
Dear All,
I am writing to JavaRanch after such a long time although I constantly remained a silent observer. Hope some people like Valentin and Ashik still remember me. I want to thank them and alot of others who congratulated me when I was only a SCJP. Special thanks to Evelyn for keeping us informed of the updated news, Bert Bates and Kathy Sierra(the moderator of the group) for her last minute tips and sample chapters of her book, to Valentin for those wonderful cheatsheets, to Ashik for the compilation of all the notes, to all those who asked the critical questions(because that made my concepts clearer), to the person who made the 'objectives to specification mapping' document(I don't remember his/her name) and to all others whom I am missing. Truly, JavaRanch has contributed a lot in my SCBCD certification. If anybody needs help during his/her preparation for the exam, you can contact me at afsah_shafquat@yahoo.com
Now I would like to tell you something about myself. My name is Afsah Shafquat. My date of birth is 26th February 1989. Right now I am in O-level(10th Grade). I started JAVA programming when I was about twelve years old. Now I have passed my SIXTH INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION (SCBCD) with 91% on 4th July 2003 at the age of 14 years, 4 months and 8 days.
THANKX ALOT ONCE AGAIN!!

Best Regards,
Afsah Shafquat
Worker, Operation Badar
-----------------------------
Sun Certified Java Programmer
Sun Certified Web Component Developer
IBM Certified Object-Oriented Analyst and Designer
IBM Certified XML Developer
IBM Certified J2EE Developer ...and finally...
Sun Certified Business Component Developer
-----------------------------
[ August 26, 2003: Message edited by: Afsah Shafquat ]
16 years ago
Hello Quratulain
Thanks for your prompt reply. Yes I'll send you the e-mail at your address.
Best Wishes
Afsah


Hello Ranchers!
I'm here again to have a conversation with you.
Quratulain!
#My future plans? Too many but I�m nowadays focusing on OOAD (Object Oriented Analysis & Design Using UML) certifcation# It will be my pleasure to give you some tips but as it is a SCWCD forum so give me your e-mail address. I will e-mail you regarding it directly.
# Congratulations for having such a nice teacher; obviously he is among the best OB-teachers. Best of luck.
Ijlal!
Don�t Loose your patience which you already have rightly shown in your first e-mail when you had written:
�I cannot blame the few of you, who have shown disbelief at Afsah's achievements. In fact I congratulate you, too, for your courage to speak out your minds and going against the flow. I would have done the same if I were in your boots, but the fact is I work in the same organization as Afsah and therefore know her personally, and mind you, I am not a 13-year-old but rather, a 36-year-'oldy'-old!�
Don Liu!
I would like to give you the reference of my reply dated 29th of November: �Don Liu! Yes I passed SCJP on 28th. of June this year. Khad M! I don't think any one can match Lala.Peter! I'm agreed with you.�I here explain further that I don�t want to bracket you with Lala. Everyone is different from others. We must respect different people with their differences and I�m happy that most of the Ranchers are doing the same.
Abid Ali!
So many thanks for your congratulation and belief. Dear Abid! we must not be upset from disbelief of others; actually this disbelief is a real honour for me because it indicates that I have achieved some thing unachievable & unbelievable..
Dear Baseer!
XML? Oh no!.. as mentioned above nowadays I�m studying about OOAD but I don�t know when I�ll be able to appear in it�s certification. Any advice from you in this regard will be welcomed.
Best wishes to all Ranchers
Afsah

Hello Ranchers!
I'm here again to communicate you.
Don Liu!
I have already mentioned in my earlier males (dated 21st, 25th and 29th of Nov.) that I passed SCJP examination on 28th of June this year at the age of 12 years 4 months and 2 days. Probably you couldn�t read those mails properly.
Win Yu!
Thank you for your belief. Yes I'm agreed that the test is very easy; even easier than SCJP.

Dear Annie Naqvi!
So many thanks as you presented my case very well. I hope that very soon you will pass your SCWCD exam with flying colours.

Sarmad Sindhi!
Thanks for posting the URL of my interview. This interview was published in the mid of May 2001 well before my SCJP exam. I have doubts about access of this URL from outside Pakistan.
Dear Miftah Khan,
I acknowledge your wishful saying and really respect your brotherly advice. But I feel that you misjudged my personality. I also realize that this misjudgment is not your mistake. I am a humble creature of God and I praised Him a lot on passing SCWCD; I wanted to praise Him at this forum too but last time when I did the same after passing SCJP; some people uttered very cheap and biased comments. So I avoided to let them a chance again. As far as Ranchers are concerned I admitted their role especially yours. Java Ranch is a very good site for learning but it was my drawback that I couldn't be benefited by it to a great extent because of two reasons: firstly I couldn't develop the habit of active participation in the forum and secondly I faced some shortage of time as a deadline of 21st Nov. was given by our organization--Operation Badar.

Ali Nazeer!
Thank you very much. Wishes and prayers are the real provisions for me in this journey of my life. I want to serve my organization my country, my continent and my world.
Quratulain,azm! and Sarwar Ali!
I�m really thankful to you Badarians. You are the witness of my untiring efforts. Did you read my e-mail, which was forwarded by Sir Zia?

Hello Ranchers!
I'm here again to communicate you.
Don Liu!
I have already mentioned in my earlier males (dated 21st, 25th and 29th of Nov.) that I passed SCJP examination on 28th of June this year at the age of 12 years 4 months and 2 days. Probably you couldn�t read those mails properly.
Win Yu!
Thank you for your belief. Yes I'm agreed that the test is very easy; even easier than SCJP.

Dear Annie Naqvi!
So many thanks as you presented my case very well. I hope that very soon you will pass your SCWCD exam with flying colours.

Sarmad Sindhi!
Thanks for posting the URL of my interview. This interview was published in the mid of May 2001 well before my SCJP exam. I have doubts about access of this URL from outside Pakistan.
Dear Miftah Khan,
I acknowledge your wishful saying and really respect your brotherly advice. But I feel that you misjudged my personality. I also realize that this misjudgment is not your mistake. I am a humble creature of God and I praised Him a lot on passing SCWCD; I wanted to praise Him at this forum too but last time when I did the same after passing SCJP; some people uttered very cheap and biased comments. So I avoided to let them a chance again. As far as Ranchers are concerned I admitted their role especially yours. Java Ranch is a very good site for learning but it was my drawback that I couldn't be benefited by it to a great extent because of two reasons: firstly I couldn't develop the habit of active participation in the forum and secondly I faced some shortage of time as a deadline of 21st Nov. was given by our organization--Operation Badar.

Ali Nazeer!
Thank you very much. Wishes and prayers are the real provisions for me in this journey of my life. I want to serve my organization my country, my continent and my world.
Quratulain,azm! and Sarwar Ali!
I�m really thankful to you Badarians. You are the witness of my untiring efforts. Did you read my e-mail, which was forwarded by Sir Zia?
Dear Peter!
It will not be a justification to me to move this discussion to anywhere else; rather it will facilitate the attitude of people like Lala. As far as my certification is concerned, no one can tell such a lie in this global village. I'm studying as well as teaching in Sir Syed Uninversity (a well known University in Karachi) under the banner of Operation Badar (It comprises of about 15000 students). Any one can check these facts. You have right to seek the truth but in the process don't malign the success of mine. I did nothing wrong by achieving the feat at such a young age.
Afsah

Hello Ranchers!
After an absence of 3 or 4 days I'm here to thank you for your compliments & advices.Ijlal Jinnah! I'm grateful for your compliments. Imb4u2cu! Disbelievers can't disappoint me. I already mentioned that I'm from Karachi so no point of forgetfulness; it is very much obvious that my city is in Pakistan. Peter den Haan! Thanks for your advice; I'll sincerely try to travel on this narrow path as much straight as possible. Lisa Raymond! Thank you for defending me. This mini_ world of Java Ranch is full of variety; it ranges from you (Lisa) to him (Lala) a colourful spectrum of people! Thanks God! The overall impact is very nice. khad M! So many thanks for your suggestion. Badar is not a university. Actually it is an IT-Education Movement; it is just like software, which can run on any compatible hardware (i.e. Institutions). Now it is working in about a dozen of institutions including universities. Reda Mokrane! Wish you again a great success in SCWCD exam! Ian Yang! It is really nice that this forum is full of balanced people like you. Hassan Naqvi! Thank you. A compliment from an Operation Badar colleague is always inspiring.Sir Baseer! I feel that your hope will come true. Don Liu! Yes I passed SCJP on 28th. of June this year. Khad M! I don't think any one can match Lala.Peter! I'm agreed with you. Ashikuzzaman! Thanks for defending me but let me answer him myself. Lala Hardayal Bihari! Thank you; at least you admitted that I have a brain. I am feeling myself helpless to utter anything about yours. So I'm just quoting comments of you about other ranchers and their comments about you without my personal comments.
Best Wishes for all the Ranchers
Afsah
Your Comments About Ranchers:
1#Lala Hardayal Bihari
greenhorn
posted November 12, 2001 08:35 PM

I feel this fellow is lying about getting 100 %. It's a roose.Sonalika, you have to provide evidence of this "achievement". Lala
2#Lala Hardayal Bihari
greenhorn
posted August 29, 2001 09:06 AM
TVS, Score of 71 % is not a great score...You just managed to scrape through. By the way, why are you mentioning names of your Java Teachers in this forum ? We are not interested in such unnecessary details. Lala
2# Merle, If you are afraid of facing interviews, you should not have appeared for SCJP. Do not post such silly fears of yours in this forum. Lala
3# Lala Hardayal Bihari
greenhorn
posted August 29, 2001 04:39 AM
Padmaja, Passing with 67 % is no great deal. Lala

4#Lala Hardayal Bihari
greenhorn
posted August 29, 2001 09:12 AM
Rajani, I am amazed as to how people post their certification details here. It is often foolish to read all the matter with very little content related to certification. Rajani, You have hardly given any details about the exam itself... By the way don't be so exited about getting 100 % in GC. I know there is hardly one question on GC. Lala
5#Lala Hardayal Bihari
greenhorn
posted August 29, 2001 10:21 PM
Ashik,. And yes, you want to know my profession ? - I am a butcher. Lala
6#Lala Hardayal Bihari
greenhorn posted October 04, 2001 03:51 AM
Ashok,
Your post here looks like thanksgiving ritual to me. You shaould have given concrete details of the exam instead of the long list of obligatory items. Lala
7#Lala Hardayal Bihari
greenhorn
posted November 26, 2001 03:43 AM
Ash, I think you have a brain of 8 years only. Why waste our time with such stupid post ? Lala
Ranchers Comments About You:
1#Jim Petersen
ranch hand
posted September 04, 2001 10:00 AM
Ok I'll take the bait again... What is your problem? Lala why don't you start up your own site for 'mature professionals' rather than slagging this site? Rather than spitting acidic comments on others success - You could be studying... As my mum would say 'If you ain't got anything nice to say don't say anything...' To paraphrase one of your posts - "67% is no great deal.." that is down right offensive and demeans someone's application effort to passing the exam. Jeeze this is annoying


2#Ashik uzzaman
ranch hand
posted August 30, 2001 06:24 AM
quote: We are not interested in such unnecessary details. Lala, Don't say we are not...say i m not...OK? How do u know abt my interest??? Muhammad Ashikuzzaman
3#Rob Murphy
greenhorn
posted September 04, 2001 08:35 AM
( LINES EDITED BY SHAILESH M. SONAVADFEKAR ) Ever since you came here you are critisizing just about everybody. Site maintainers are doing a great job and it is really helpful for more or less everybody. (Certainly not for you!). There is nothing wrong with posting the news of their passing. Most of the people spend weeks here asking and answering questions and they get a sense of belonging. If somebody posts their place or name of teacher/instructor/institute etc that's ok. Didn't you ever brag about your college...may be you haven't had the opp to go to a good institution. What CMM level you are talking about? You have no idea what it is and you are simply posting useless messages for creating a sensation. May be you've been a neglected child. You need to grow up and realize that if you are very smart, there are people in this world who are smarter than you and there are people in this world who are dumber than you. Go look for a place where only "smart" people interact or create one if you are so desperate and see how many people join you. I strongly request moderators to kick this idiot out of here
4#Ashik uzzaman
ranch hand
posted August 29, 2001 09:56 AM
Lala, I m not bartender of this site but an admirer. I found u as a person who is trying to demoralize the ranchers. First of all remember that u may feel ur freedom to say anything until u harm or hurt others. The bartender is here to see whether the topic is relevant and will act according to that. We r in a high-tech community where we respect each other and also feel our emotions. Sandeep is an active member of this site for a long while whereas u r register only the day be4 yesterday with this as ur 7th post and not a single with greetings to other. We r helped by his posts while u r being jellous! You r telling some others that their score is low, how r u the judge? Sun is certifiying that he is a programmer and u tell no. Be our guest in this site and try to feel how we feel each other. See my post where all were inspiring me and sharing my emotions. U may go to Programmer Certification Study Forum for pure technical purpose where we were always....this forum is particularly for success and failure stroies and advices....Do not attack anyone personally.-
5#leena
raneranch hand
posted August 29, 2001 10:39 AM
Thanx Ashik, I wanted 2 write what u have written (4 lala)We all stand by each other,help each other,and congratulate each other on each other's success.(believe me,i feel inspired every time i congratulatea rancher here) Ashik ,hav u seen lala,s last post 4 Kaushik Badiyani?? Lala i am very curious 2 know what do u work as.Please do let me know.No harsh feelings 4 u.I am sure u will fall in love with this site soon and u r most welcome here. Lala please don't feel hurt,but please do not be harsh 2 anyoneI am very very sorry,if i have hurt u.

6#Jim Petersen
ranch hand
posted August 30, 2001 06:18 AM
Whoa there's a new 'sheriff' in town looking to clean clean up the falsehood, frivilous behaviour, and hollow words blah blah blah It looks like you've gone some ways to burning your bridges on getting a question answered on 'technical details' - a little common courteousy and at least being pleasant in appreciating some one elses achivement may go some way to achieving this The people you criticise have made valid and worthwhile contributions to this site - ie added value here - something going on your posts you have failed to do. If everyone had your attidude and replied in your manner it would be a pretty dry (and short lived) Saloon Read the sign at the door partner - 'a friendly place for java greenhorns' Here's some constructive criticism - You should learn to lighten up LaLa Thats my two 2p rgds Jim
7#Dave Vick
bartender
posted August 30, 2001 07:06 AM
I would argue that most people probably find the experiences of others a great help in their own preparations. If you feel you dont need to read them or dont want to then you dont have to, but dont try to tell others that they shouldn't post them here.
8#shailesh sonavadekar
ranch hand
posted September 01, 2001 08:11 AM
cool down guys. this forum is for learning . not for fighting. Lala , this is not a forum for attacking anyone. Please do not make any personal remarks. This is friednly place. this place encourages the knowledge sharing. That is why it so popular. There are certain ways to express yourself. You are making personal remarks. that is not at all good. Please try to be friendly with others & learn from others as I can see you are new to the site while people like Jim , Dave , Leena & Sandeep , Ashik etc are a long time javaranchers & contributors. This is not the place for butchers. here , butchers are butchered in friendly manner , without any traces. so , be careful. Leena , Jim , Dave , Sandeep , Ashik , I feel you will continue your good work. Your Friendly BartenderShailesh.
9#Padmaja Balaji
ranch hand
posted September 03, 2001 01:32 AM
Thanks Shailesh. Even Lala humiliated me with his remarks "Passing with 67 % is no great deal." but I refused to see the word "no" in the sentence and thanked him also. Let us all grow each passing day and be more civilized. Once again, thanks again a lot for reminding everyone that this is a FRIENDLY place for ranchers.