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Passed SCJP 2 with 91%

Hemant Bhaiya

Joined: Nov 01, 2000
Posts: 21
Hi Friends,
I am not a quiet active participant in the Javaranch discussions(though I participated in some and posted some queries also,for which I got good replies also).But I am a regular visitor to this site and I liked this site very much.
I personally feel that this is the best site for SCJP I have ever seen (I don't know about other certication programmes much).
The discussion,material,links and all otherthings which this site privides is really great.
I would like to thanks Ajit and all other for their good replies and really nice discussions.
I would also like to thanks Mapraputa,because after 4 th Oct i.e.when the exam pattern changed,I was very much uncertain about the new exam and very nervous also.But then I saw a posting from Mapraputa,that he has scored 93% with new pattern and that assured me and gave me an inspiration.
Today morning I appeared for the "SUN Certified JAVA 2" examination.I passed the exam with 91% marks.
The exam co-ordinator told me that this is the highest score anybody has scored from the center since the exam pattern is revised.It thrilled me.
The exam was easy and I found that just 4-5 questions were difficult(3 of them were from threads).I got one question which was having only one option correct but it said me to select two and so I have to select the second me which was not correct but was comparatively closer one and I selected it and I got that question wrong.That question was very easy (about a constructor for FileOutputStream which will append to a file but the otions were not correct.Ajit,please let me know that can I contact to SUN about this?
So if anybody of you wants any info regarding the new pattern exam then they are most welcome.But please give me some time i.e. upto monday to recollect the things as I am little busy today with some other things.
I am feeling very happy and much relieved.
Thanks a lot to all of you for reading this long post patiently.But this patience will definitely help you in preparing and appearing for SCJP. .
I will be coming here regularly as this is my one of the most favourite site.
Thanks a lot again.
Hemant Bhaiya
Randall Twede
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Joined: Oct 21, 2000
Posts: 4351

that is great news! I am sorry to hear there was an error in the exam program but it was only 1 out of 59 right? you encourage me because i like the new format much better(they tell you how many answers are correct). that will insure my success.
once again congratulations.

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uma naath

Joined: Nov 30, 2000
Posts: 1
Hi Hemant congratulations for your succes in the exam. please give me details about new pattern of exam. Also tell me the books you refered for the exam.All the best for your future.
ritu mengi

Joined: Oct 04, 2000
Posts: 15
Cogratulations on your success. I am appearing for the exam after 2 weaks. Can u help about the kind of questions for the new exam.
bill bozeman
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Joined: Jun 30, 2000
Posts: 1070
Good job Hemant!!! Glad to hear of your success. I am going to move this to the Certification Results forum
Ajith Kallambella

Joined: Mar 17, 2000
Posts: 5782
Congratulations's a score.
Unfortunately Sun will not let you retake an exam or give credits for wrong answers. You may want to discuss the issue with them so that they correct the question if indeed it has an error.
You have scored pretty well, I don't think you should worry toomuch about it. Isn't it time to celebrate?? Have a blast buddy!!

Open Group Certified Distinguished IT Architect. Open Group Certified Master IT Architect. Sun Certified Architect (SCEA).
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Joined: Oct 31, 2000
Posts: 41
hi hemant....
congrats for such an excellent score... good luck for the future....
can u highlight something on the questions of threads... I hear from everybody that its very hard... Which books or tutuorials need to be read to get through it...
thanks in advance..
Hemant Bhaiya

Joined: Nov 01, 2000
Posts: 21
Hi Friends,
thanks a lot for your wishes.
About threads :
Yes threads is the section which should be given more attention.I got seven questions on threads and got five correct(i.e. I missed 5 questions in the total exam out of which 2 were from threads).Questions on threads were somewhat length i.e. 3 questions were 17-19 lines long.And all were using wait(),notify frequently.This does mean that you should have a good understanding of synchronization concepts as well as you should have time to think over them as they are long and they will consume more time(If I would had got 5 more minutes I may got 1-2 correct answers more).
So I would suggest that if the thread question is much long i.e. nearly 20 lines and including wait() method,you should not try to crack your brains only on that question.Instead leave that one for a while,go ahead and solve other questions as the other questions on the other topics are quiet easy and you can get through them easily and quickly.Try to finish these remaining questions as early as possible (but carefully) then at last come back to thread questions and try to solve them.
Three or four questions on threads (i.e. out of total seven) are easy i.e. asking for which run() method will run or writing run()as taking string parameter i.e. run(str) which will give compiler error,are easy and you can try them solving in the first attemt itself as then can be done easily.
About IO : IO is easy.I got five question.Four of them were on constructors i.e. if you want to append to file which constructor will be used i.e. FileOutputStream(String "FileName",boolean append) or constructor used for specifying character encodin i.e. InputStreamReader and OutputStreamWriter.One question was on a method of File class i.e.testing the functionality of isDirectory() function of the File class.
Other sections were also very easy and are more or less same as described by the fello Javaranch people who has passed this exam earlier.
Best of luck for all who are going to appear for the test.Believe me it's really very easy to pass if you are well prepared (If you want to score good % i.e. above 80-85 % then you should study hard.).

[This message has been edited by Hemant Bhaiya (edited December 04, 2000).]

Joined: Oct 22, 2000
Posts: 8
hello hemant
i am preparing for scjp exam,can u please tell me which all books i have to refer,especially for threads and awt.If u have any material as such please mail it to me my id is do reply.
Srinivas V

Joined: Dec 06, 2000
Posts: 15
Congrats! Its very great score in the new pattern.
give some suggestions about the topics.
on which topic i have to concentrate more for getting good score
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