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2 hours sad story

narra sivakanth

Joined: Nov 02, 2000
Posts: 7
Hay all
I am from Hyderabad (India) a regular visiter of this section ,first of all a very big sorry of delay ,I completed SCJP on 6th and my time is 2 hours don�t be surprised .
I want to tell my sad story
I have been planning for scup from 6 months but ended up with only 71% .I booked my slot ten days before exam. But two days before the exam I had a discussion with one of my friend and found I was not clear in inner class and Threads so I asked them to postpone my exam for another 10 days, surprisingly they told me that once slot is booked you cannot change the date. Is this true can�t we change the date, after all we are paying the money doest we have the right to change the date�.
Real Exam
My time was at 9.30 am they (center ) told me that I must be at before 15 minutes another surprise they came at 10.15 and my exam started at 10.45 .At 10th que its time for real surprise the system hanged I don�t know why what they told me was there was power problem , again my exam started after 5 minutes ,again at 14th que again same problem and this time 10 minutes break again at 17th que this time 15 minutes break. what I lost in these breaks was time and Concentration ,they used to restart the system again and again my exam will start at same que once again I have to read the same que .
What I want to say is one way they forced to take the exam even though I was not 100%
Confidence in all topics. I gave my exam in two minds , I thing this way got very low score . I think I am waiting all these days for 71% only
The exam was really easy and getting 70% is easy, but from here you have to do handwork first your concepts must be very, very clear. Do not depend on any single book maha�s each and every discussion they will help you a lot. Use mock exam as learning tool only they wont help in the real exam
Go for JSL and Khalid both are very good books
Thread no books will help I got loops in synchronized block
My advice
100% confidence before the exam is important
Get a good exam center not like mine
Concentrate more on fundamentals
At last sorry for my long post
Can�t we postpone our exam?

Farooq Ali
Ranch Hand

Joined: Sep 30, 2000
Posts: 43
hi narra
this is indeed a sad story.
Did you make sure that your test center was authorized by sylvan prometric??
I don't know but I just cleared my scjp in karachi pakistan on 3 dec. & they say that if you want to change your exam slot you have to tell them in advance aroun 72 hrs otherwise they charge pak Rs 500, but they do change the time.
anyway what you can do is e-mail sylvan prometric & tell them the whole story, they'll take action against that test center.
The Sun Microsystem reps here in pakistan were trying to pull something like this when they were issuing me the voucher, I e-mail Sun in dubai & they really took them (the res) to task.
Anyway congrats on passing. Bottom line is that you are aSCJP
JiaPei Jen
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 19, 2000
Posts: 1309
Do not be worried about your score. It is quite admirable to pass the exam under such a harsh condition. Congratulations!
srinivas koti

Joined: Jan 06, 2001
Posts: 9
hi Narra,
Very sorry to hear your case. It is indeed commendable that you have passed under such demanding circumstances.
All I can say is keep up the good work.
Do tell Sun about your sufferings. These things should not be left in God's hands.
Srinivas Koti
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