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Wow 98% : I made it with your wishes!!!

Pradeep Kanwar
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Joined: Jun 11, 2001
Posts: 38
Hi Richard,
Great score and more important great planning which must have inspired and encourage many of the scjp2 aspirants.
You have really shown a great approach.
Have u decided the next course of action? Do let us know.
Best wishes
Pradi
Richard Brown
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Joined: Jul 16, 2001
Posts: 79
Hi Pradi,
Thanks for your thanks
Its my pleasure and i really feel satisfied on helping friends who've helped me.
I am always here to help anyone.
My next course of action is xml certification.
All the best
richard


Rich Brown,<BR>You can always do it!!!
Joseph Stanley
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Joined: Aug 07, 2001
Posts: 5
Congrats Richard!
Its really a great help from you.
Regards
jos
Samira Mastali
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Joined: Aug 03, 2001
Posts: 74
Hi Richard,
Congratulations to your great score.You have done a great job.
I have plan to take the exam next week.
I'd like to know how can I get the RHE book.
Thanks for your time.
Samira
Thomas Paul
mister krabs
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Joined: May 05, 2000
Posts: 13974
Congratulations!!!


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Sudeepa Basu
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Joined: May 23, 2001
Posts: 21
hi richard,
many many congratulations.
me too scjp but im in fix. not able to decide the next course of action.
as you have been researching and taking part in other forums, what did you decide. xml?? scwcd?? or both.
do reply.
thanks in advance.
sudeepa
Richard Brown
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Joined: Jul 16, 2001
Posts: 79
Hi Sudeepa,
Though i have also not yet fully decided but observing the messages at different forums and talking to many people, i could see the worth of both SCWCD and IBM 140 Test.
Since i am working on J2EE, i would be able to pick up anyone of the above. Still not sure which one first but have set the target for both : Will have both these certs by Dec'31-2001.
I am not sure if this will help you but i can tell you both of these certs will be worth in the near future. Rest is your personal choice and liking towards the tech.
All the best for your next setp
richards
Ashik Uzzaman
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Joined: Jul 05, 2001
Posts: 2370


Richard plz explain the difference btn Final mode and Practice Test mode of J@Whiz. I have given one final exam of J@Whiz and found it very easy (I expected hard questions). Do u think i'll get this level of questions in the actual exam?

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Ashik Uzzaman
Senior Member of Technical Staff, Salesforce.com, San Francisco, CA, USA.
Rashmi Tambe
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Joined: Aug 07, 2001
Posts: 418
Great score Richard,
I know I am late to congratulate u! I just opened this forum and i was surprised to see 47 replies to u!!!
Simply great job Richard and thanx for sharing ur views, tips, advice.
CONGRATULATIONS!
Rashmi
Richard Brown
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Joined: Jul 16, 2001
Posts: 79
Dear friends,
Thanks for your wishes and appreciations.
Sorry for not being able to reply as i coundn't get time.
To answer ashik:
The differnce b/w j@whiz practice and final test: The final as well as diagnostic exam questions are not used when you make a customized test. They are kept separate which is a good design logically also.
Regarding the questions in the final exam, even i felt the same. But i realized later that after practicing through so many practice exams and going through the exhaustive explanations, my knowledge of java for scjp2 really grew up. By the time i came to final exam, there was definitely an improvement.
Similar would be the case with you as well. So there is no need to worry for you. I am sure you will also be coming up with flying colors like me.
Do let me know if you need to ask any other question.
All the best for the dday
richard
Ashik Uzzaman
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Joined: Jul 05, 2001
Posts: 2370

Thnx Richard, i m influenced at ur wishes and comments. Still I/O is my weakest area and trying to improve there...
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Muhammad Ashikuzzaman (Fahim)
When you learn something, learn it by heart!
Jacob Martin
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Joined: Aug 28, 2001
Posts: 23
Hi Richard,
From your great and popular post it seems you have udergone many conversations with experience people including marcus green.
I could see that after scjp, even you were not clear as to what to do next? I fall in the same boat.
What would you suggest me?
It would be a great help.
yours
jacob
Desai Sandeep
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Joined: Apr 02, 2001
Posts: 1157
Congratulations Richard...Great score
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Sandeep
Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 Platform Scored 93%
Oracle Certified Solution Developer - JDeveloper
-- Oracle JDeveloper Rel. 3.0 - Develop Database Applications with Java Scored 56 out of 59
-- Object-Oriented Analysis and Design with UML Scored 73%
Oracle Certified Enterprise Developer - Oracle Internet Platform
-- Enterprise Connectivity with J2EE Scored 72%
-- Enterprise Development on the Oracle Internet Platform Scored 44 out of 56
[This message has been edited by Desai Sandeep (edited September 02, 2001).]
Rishab Narula
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Joined: Sep 15, 2001
Posts: 22
after browsing through the success stoty of many ppl at this forum, i could see the popularity of your post.
i believe in copying the success of others instead of reinventing the wheel .
i would request you for your advice on one of the points im really bugged:
plz suggest me the right path for the topics like IO, Threads. assume me to be the beginner, what do you advice?
im sure u know the path to the success.
I WILL ALSO REQUEST OTHERS TO HELP ME.
thanks a ton in advance
yours
rishab
Priyha Jootu
Greenhorn

Joined: Sep 20, 2001
Posts: 24
Hi Richard,
Congratsss for your excellent score. How many hours a day you prepared for the exam and how many days you prepared for the exam?.
Thanks,
Priyha.
Richard Brown
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Joined: Jul 16, 2001
Posts: 79
Thanks priyha.
Well used to study 2-3 hours a day and i did for couple of weeks.
Last 2 weeks i almost only gave mock exams like marcus, j@whiz. I believe you must give sufficient time for these exams. There were many similar questions in the exam, like couple of questions were kind of repeated from marcus and threads/io were similar from j@whiz and javaprepare.com.
Another advice is to WRITE AS MUCH CODE AS POSSIBLE. There is nothing like it, believe me.
All the best
richard
Richard Brown
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Joined: Jul 16, 2001
Posts: 79
Sorry rishab, i missed your message.
For IO and Threads: hmmm difficult topics
But there is no need to worry. I will suggest you to take a good book like Core Java / Complete Reference. Go through the chapter in detail and its VERY IMP for you to WRITE A LOT OF CODE.
Then i am sure you must be following some good book for certification like RHE/Khalid Mughal. I would suggest you to go thru the threads/Io chapters of all these books:
1.) Robert Heller Ernest
2.) Khalid Mughal
3.) Exam Cram
Attempt all the questions from these.
Additional if needed you can follow the tutorials/articles below:
http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/essential/io http://www.javaworld.com/javaworld/jw-09-1998/jw-09-threads.html
I believe its enuf before you finally prepare with mock exams like marcus, javacaps, jwhiz (u can use customize option for threads and io), javaprepare.
But still the crux of the matter is how much do you practice? How much code you try to write?
I am sure doing this, you will be in command and hopefully guiding someone else on these topics
Do let me know if you still need any help.
All the best
richard
Rishab Narula
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Joined: Sep 15, 2001
Posts: 22
Richard,
Great advice pal. Thanks many.
You are great
rishab
Roopa Bagur
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Joined: Nov 03, 2000
Posts: 267
Congratulations Richard.. Great score..
Can you please mail me the link to Veena's notes.
Thnaks,
Roopa.
Originally posted by Richard Brown:
Dear Ajith,
Thanks for your wishes.
Yes i am surely going for XML Certification Now! Meet u there for you advice.
Regards
Richard

Reda Mokrane
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Joined: Jul 25, 2001
Posts: 237
Hi Richard,
Is there an IBM 140 Test Study Guide like R&H book? or similar?
Any input will be appreciated,
Thanks
Reda
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java� 2 Platform
Richard Brown
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Joined: Jul 16, 2001
Posts: 79
Dear Reda,
Thanks for ur wishes. As of now, there is no special book on XML Certification like RHE for SCJP but after going thru the posts by people like Ajith and others i could see the value of XML Bible.
I am also exploring further and will surely let you know. Also i would request you to let me know as well.
Best of luck
richard
Richard Brown
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Joined: Jul 16, 2001
Posts: 79
Roopa,
Sorry for delayed replby. Here is the one of the links to veenas notes:
http://www.geocities.com/korayguclu/docs/VeenaNotes_inform.htm
All the best
richard
Sonia Virmani
Greenhorn

Joined: Sep 25, 2001
Posts: 22
Superb performance richard.
can u plz mail me ur notes and suggestions for threads topic - my email id is soniavirmani@yahoo.co.in
thanks
sonia
[This message has been edited by Sonia Virmani (edited October 13, 2001).]
preeti arora
Greenhorn

Joined: Oct 15, 2001
Posts: 5
HI!
PAL, I NEED UR HELP. ACTUALLY I HAVE TO APPEAR FOR SCJP ON 30th
OCT. BUT DUE TO THE FACT THAT I MET WITH AN ACCIDENT I HAVE
LOST OUT ON TIME FOR PREPARATION . I HAVE VERY FEW DAYS LEFT.
PLEASE GUIDE ME ON PREPARING & CLEARING THE EXAM. I AM COUNTING
ON U. HELP ME AT THE EARLIEST.
Richard Brown
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Joined: Jul 16, 2001
Posts: 79
Hi preeti,
dont be worried. im sure you will make it.
do let me know the exact problem, where i can be of help to you.
dont loose your confidence.
all the best
richard
preeti arora
Greenhorn

Joined: Oct 15, 2001
Posts: 5
HI PAL!

THANKX FOR UR SUPPORT.
ACTUALLY THE PROBLEM IS THAT IAM CONFUSED ABOUT WHICH BOOK TO READ AS TO CLEAR THE EXAM. AT PRESENT IAM DOING SL-110 & SL-275 (BOOKS FROM SUN).BUT I FEEL THAT THESE R NOT ENOUGH TO CLEAR THE EXAM.PLEASE TELL ME WHAT SHOULD BE MY COURSE OF ACTION AFTER COMPLETING THESE BOOKS BY 20th OCT.


U SEE AFTER 20th I WILL BE LEFT WITH ONLY 9 DAYS TO DO ANY CERTIFICATION GUIDE,MOCK EXAMS & REVISION. THE TIME AT MY DISPOSAL IS VERY LESS & I WANT TO USE IT WISELY WITH UR HELP AS U HAVE ALREADY CLEARED THE EXAM WITH FLYING COLOURS. U KNOW BEST. PLEASE GUIDE ME.
Richard Brown
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Joined: Jul 16, 2001
Posts: 79
Preeti
Sorry for delay. Follow Khalid Mughal and don't miss mocks like marcus greens and jwhiz.
Follow vel's notes for revision.
BOL
richard
Ashik Uzzaman
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Joined: Jul 05, 2001
Posts: 2370

Preeti,
For a quick preparation i think RHE is the best along with Velmurugan's Study Notes and hands-on coding....
Here is the link 4 Vel's home page....
http://www.geocities.com/velmurugan_p/notes.html
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Muhammad Ashikuzzaman (Fahim)
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java� 2 Platform
--When you learn something, learn it by heart!
preeti arora
Greenhorn

Joined: Oct 15, 2001
Posts: 5
thanx pals!


I AM FOLLOWING THESE BOOKS BUT THEY ARE REALLY TAKING TIME.DO LET ME KNOW GOOD REFERENCES FOR THREADS & PACKAGES , ALSO THE TOPICS I NEED TO CONCENTRATE ON MORE.
THANX AGAIN,
PREETI.
Reda Mokrane
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Joined: Jul 25, 2001
Posts: 237
Originally posted by preeti arora:
thanx pals!


I AM FOLLOWING THESE BOOKS BUT THEY ARE REALLY TAKING TIME.DO LET ME KNOW GOOD REFERENCES FOR THREADS & PACKAGES , ALSO THE TOPICS I NEED TO CONCENTRATE ON MORE.
THANX AGAIN,
PREETI.

Hi preeti
did you try marcus last minute tutorial?http://www.jchq.net/tutorial/introj2.shtml
Mokrane

preeti arora
Greenhorn

Joined: Oct 15, 2001
Posts: 5
HI REDA !

THANX FOR UR SUGGESTION.
SUL,
PREETI.
Richard Brown
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Joined: Jul 16, 2001
Posts: 79
you can also try IO and Threads tutorials at java.sun.com
do share your success with us.
best wishes
richard
sonir shah
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Joined: Nov 01, 2001
Posts: 435
Congrats Richard.
Xcellent score..I guess u are one in a many to get such a score.
I am appearing for the final exam next month.
Frankly speaking i am not that good at java.
Infact my concepts are not clear.At present I am referring through the RHE i guess that book alone is sufficient for the finals.What u say..also at this moment where only one month is left i cannot afford to reffer another book right?..I have heard alot abt JQ plus..Is that the same as what u were saying jwhiz??
Pls let me know should i go for the software,should i buy that or the mock exams avilable on the net are sufficient?..
I am very nervous for the exam coz i have just started giving the mock exams and my scores are very bad..Most of the times i dont even pass them.I am feelin ashamed to tell this.but this is the fact,
Please help me .I'll be very grateful to you. if u help me out.
I seriosly cannot understand a lots of concepts.
Help me out..
Sonir
Richard Brown
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Joined: Jul 16, 2001
Posts: 79
Hi Sonir,
Thanks for your wish.
You need not worry as you have enough time left. Provided you use this time in a right manner, i am sure you will be coming out with flying colors.
RHE is a nice book. Keep continuing this.
Certainly mock exams are very very important and WILL contribute a lot to your preparation. Regarding JWhiz - It is a GREAT test simulator. You can get it from www.whizlabs.com/jwhiz. It is different from JQ+ which i didnt use, but also nice product. From my experience i can tell you,if you give sufficient time preparing thru JWhiz - you are bound to obtain great score.
Also dont miss 3 mock exams by marcus at www.jchq.net. Also give enuf time for Threads/IO/Inner Classes topics.
Let me know how else can i be helpful to you.
Best wishes
richard
sonir shah
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Joined: Nov 01, 2001
Posts: 435
Thanx Richard.for yoiur advices..
I have ordered for the JQ+ software and i shall be recieving it in a couple of days.
Right now i have again started revising through the RHE .
but i duuno..the mocks are getting very difficult for me.
More than half oif the questions I dont even Understand what it is trying to tell me..
Can u please help me in this matter.
Sonir
Richard Brown
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Joined: Jul 16, 2001
Posts: 79
Dear Sonir,
Be patient and devote enough time clearing your concepts before jumping to mock exams. Give one complete mock exam as a diagnostic test and look at your status. Find your weekness and work on that. I followed this approach and after getting the feedback from the diagnostic test of jwhiz, i could plan accordingly.
Thus don't be in hurry. Be cool and plan things.
I am sure you will have successs.
Best of luck
richard
Anonymous
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wow Superb score
Great.....Congrats.
~Kumar
 
 
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