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long story from another scjp !!!

Michael Lohnes
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Joined: Dec 20, 2000
Posts: 2
congrats! could you send me the JLS notes
Thanks
Anonymous
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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
Posts: 18944
Hi folks, you can find Archana's JLS notes here


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Jimmy Pan
Greenhorn

Joined: Dec 20, 2000
Posts: 3
Hi Archana, congratulations!
Could you please send me the notes from JLS? What is the full name of JLS? my email address is fandanhui@yahoo.com.
Thank you,
Jimmy
sachin patel
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Joined: Nov 28, 2000
Posts: 75
Congrats on being SCJP
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Elena Balland
Greenhorn

Joined: Dec 21, 2000
Posts: 8
Congratulations.
When I read all the successful stories I thought may be I had another exam than others. I also studied hard, went through all the most popular mock exams until I scored at least above 80%, but still I failed last week with 52%.
I had I think 10 questions on threads. I have a doubt in 2 questions if they have right answers. I sent twice emails to Sun about these questions but never received reply.
For me, non-Eneglish native speaker it takes time to read all 4-6 answers. As well it takes time to movr exhibit window which is placed right on the question. For me time was not enough to think everything over. I am over 40 and my reaction is not so quick as it was in 25.
But most discouraging is the silence of Sun. I think at least I deserve respond.
swastik
Greenhorn

Joined: Dec 22, 2000
Posts: 2
Congrats Archana!!! for clearing the exams. I am also planning to appear in Jan. I shall be really greatfule if u pl send me your study notes.
Mail Id: gsharad@rediffmail.com
thanks
swastik
Kapil Chugh
Greenhorn

Joined: Dec 19, 2000
Posts: 4
Hello Arch!
Like all other members, I, too, m very much in high spirits after knowing about yur success story. Many-many congrats! Can u pls send me some tips or notes to me at my e-address: kapilchugh26@usa.net?
Thanks in advance.
Praveen Zala
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Joined: Jul 02, 2000
Posts: 118
Hi,
Congrats from me tooooooooo...
Can u pls send the JLS notes to zala.praveen@usa.net
Praveen Zala
Praveen Zala
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jul 02, 2000
Posts: 118
Hi,
Congrats from me tooooooooo...
Can u pls send the JLS notes to zala.praveen@usa.net
Praveen Zala
radha reddy
Greenhorn

Joined: Dec 22, 2000
Posts: 1
Hi Archana,
Congrats!! I am planning to do the exam in a next days. I would be thankful if you could send me your JLS notes to muppidir@usa.net
Thanks.
radha
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Sean Casey
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Joined: Dec 16, 2000
Posts: 625
congratulations on your success!!!
S Choudhary
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Joined: Dec 23, 2000
Posts: 2
Congrats Arch
I am also appearing for the exam soon. I will appreciate it if you can send your JLS notes to me. My email-id is shri_choudhary@yahoo.com
Thanks,
Shrikant
Mandeep Singh
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Joined: Dec 21, 2000
Posts: 14

Hi arch,
Congrats that u cleared SCJP.
I am also planning to give JCP as soon as possible. Can u please send me ur JLS notes. My mail-ID is:
mandeep_sm@yahoo.com
I am sure they will of lot of help to me.
Actually i am new to programming as i am just completing my Masters degree. I am doing Complete Reference and Soon starting with Roberts-Heller. If u can guide me something morerelated to JCP,I will be thankful to u.
Congrats once again.
Thanks
Mandeep
Originally posted by arch correa:
hi everyone,
let me introduce myself. my name is archana and i've been a silent spectator to
the discussions at javaranch. i came upon this grrrreeaaaat site by chance, and
boy, am i glad i did !!!
i passed with 71% today. not a great score as some we see, but not bad either.
what say ??
ok, now about the exam itself.
it wasn't too tough. i'd probably rate it around 7 (with 10 being toughest)
like every1 b4 me said, the language is good, no tricky stuff. it's also quite
similar to marcus green's mock tests.
time is more than enuf, i finished in 40 min (i am a voracious reader, so my speed is real good, even otherwise) and then took another 25-30 min to review and scratch my head over some thread questions. i still had time to spare, but i ended the test
with 20 min to spare, coz i couldn't think any more.
there were lots of questions on threads, io, overloading/overriding, loops, etc
here is the breakup of topic wise questions
declarations and access control - 4
flow control & exception handling- 6-7
garbage collection- 1
language fundamentals- 7-8
operators and assignments- 7-8
overloading, overriding....- 8-9
threads- 7
java.awt- 4
java.lang- 4
java.util- 3
java.io- 5-6
in threads, most of the questions were related to synchronization (wait, notify)
threads was my weak point (just 57%)
in IO, you definitely have to know the constructors very well. i studied this
from Complete Reference (Patrick Naughton), and i got 80%
i got 100% in awt and overloading/overriding.
in awt, you have to practice lots of codes, like add components using 1 layout, then change the layout (check some mock tests like abhilash's, they have very good questions on awt)
overloading/overriding questtons, language fundamentals, declarations, etc
i found to be very basic, and hardly took any time to finish these sections.
for loops, if u can crack the stuff in jawroski's applet, then the test will be a breeze.
util questions were very basic.
gc has just 1 question which i got wrong !!
another thing i noticed too, the questions come in the same order as the objectives.
so it's better to finish the first few sections as fast as u can, coz u're definitely
going to need time for threads and io

total prep time - 2 months (average 4 hrs a week, coz i'm married, and also working as a project lead on a java project, so lots of overtime + household chores to boot)
+ 3 days intensive prep b4 exam (approx 6-8 hrs daily for 3 days)
books i used :
1. RHE - i think this is sufficient
2. after 2 rounds of RHE, started with Complete Reference. this goes a lot deeper.
3. lots of notes i collected from the internet (Marcus Green, Jyoti Krishnan,
Raji Swami, Desboro, Dylan Walsh, Kai)
4. JLS (this is a must !!) made some of my own notes from JLS. i can post this if anyone needs it.
5. i did about 25 mock tests from maha anna's page. of these, about 17-18 in the
last 3 days b4 the exam. scores kept rising towards the last few tests.
6. for threads, i went thru the discussions on maha anna's page, the sun tutorial
(this is good too), and Complete Reference.
7. i played the rules round up at javaranch 3 times yest and once today and got 97% avg. it's the cutest way for a fast review of concepts!!
I wish to thank everyone at javaranch for all the help i got.
and I am really really grateful for having the sweetest in-laws, esp, my mom-in-law, who encouraged me a lot. my husband too is a s/w professional, but not a java guy.
he's more into VB and microsoft technologies, and we have a lot of fun debates on
java vs microsoft. i actually understood a lot of concepts clearly during these sessions, bcoz he kept asking me so many questions which i wouldnt even think of.
tmrw, i'm going to be joining my next job !! i'm going to be working on wap, wml, ejb, bluetooth.
i dont know if i should go for the developer or architect exams.
actually i dont know much about the architect exam. also, i heard sun has some sort
of certification for enterprise dev. can someone help me here ??
i hope my long long story is useful to atleast a few people.
thanks again everyone.
please feel free to ask any questions/doubts and if any1 needs my notes on JLS,
just ask.
i'm off to celebrate !!



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sanj ray
Greenhorn

Joined: Dec 25, 2000
Posts: 1
Congrats Archana...may u please send me the jls notes..it could be very helpful of u.....
thanks...
Sanjog
sanjogray@email.com
anurag priya
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Joined: Dec 19, 2000
Posts: 72
dear archana!
congrats first of all and
thanx for all the information you have provided in your mail.
can you please tell me also how do they test on util ? are they asking about hashtables and other things or not? and alsp plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz include my email id just in the cc: of your mail if you are mailing your JLS notes to anyone. i will be really thankful to you the whole life.
BTW if you dont mind i w'd like to know what are your professional plans after this certification!
anuragpriya@usa.net
anurag99@excite.com
anurag!
bombay india.


Anurag priya
SCJP 2(83%); Brain Bench Certified for: Masters level EJB2.0(97%) - Masters level J2EE (83%) - BEA-WebLogic Application Server8.1 (86% )
anurag priya
Ranch Hand

Joined: Dec 19, 2000
Posts: 72
dear archana!
congrats first of all and
thanx for all the information you have provided in your mail.
can you please tell me also how do they test on util ? are they asking about hashtables and other things or not? and alsp plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz include my email id just in the cc: of your mail if you are mailing your JLS notes to anyone. i will be really thankful to you the whole life.
BTW if you dont mind i w'd like to know what are your professional plans after this certification!
anuragpriya@usa.net
anurag99@excite.com
anurag!
bombay india.
sunilkumar ssuparasmul
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Joined: Dec 13, 2000
Posts: 142
CONGRATS ........I just happened to read your story rather than calling it as a story i would call it as a achievement . ITS REALLY GREAT to finish and pass this exam with lots of responsibilities u have.
i would also like to have u r notes on JLS ...
My mail id is sunilgct@sify.com
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They do things differently"


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Anantha Krishna
Greenhorn

Joined: Dec 20, 2000
Posts: 9
Hi arch correa,
It' really great!!!. Congrats for you.i am planning to take the exam on 7th Jan. It woul be helpful to me if you could please send me the JLS at ananthc@yahoo.com.
Thanks in advance
Anantha
rajesh batchu
Greenhorn

Joined: Dec 11, 2000
Posts: 9
hi yaar,
congratulations for passing the exam.great to get that score after balencing all works .if possible please send notes on jls
to rajeshbjcp@rediffmail.com. advance thanks for that..best of luck.....rajesh
rajesh batchu
Greenhorn

Joined: Dec 11, 2000
Posts: 9
hi yaar,
congratulations for passing the exam.great to get that score after balencing all works .if possible please send notes on jls
to rajeshbjcp@rediffmail.com. advance thanks for that..best of luck.....rajesh
vijay kumaran
Greenhorn

Joined: Dec 30, 2000
Posts: 3

Hi
It's nic...e Score, Can U pls Mail u'r JLS & Notes
Email: ID vijaykumar_ct@yahoo.com

Thanks & Regards

Vijay
yash raj
Greenhorn

Joined: Nov 19, 2000
Posts: 3
Hi there!
Congatulations on clearing your exam.
Please do send me your notes yashraj100@hotmail.com .
Thanks
 
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