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Cleared SCJP2 with 56/59

Sam Zheng
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Joined: Nov 29, 2000
Posts: 61
Just cleared the test this morning with 56/59.
For those of you who are concerned about the duration of
the exam, the test is in indeed 120 minutes, exactly as what
is said in Sun's website. Before the exam clock starts to
tick, you have to answer several questions regarding the agreement with Sun and so on. After the exam, you have
to go through the survey (15 minutes). Note that the
15 mins survey is not included in your 120 minutes exam
This site has been of great help to me. I would like to
take this opportunity to thank everybody here for whatever
questions you have asked and whatever answers you have
provided. Indeed, I learned a lot from all the questions
and answers you present here.
Some general impression about the exam. Yes, there are
a lot of questions about thread, and some of them
There are also a few questions on I/O....I think I have
probably lost one or 2 questions on I/O...quite tricky
stuff. Finally, you might be surprised that in my exam,
I was asked at least 3 questions on ananymous class, which,
to my satisfaction, I must have answered them correctly
because I figured the anonymous classes inside outside two
days prior to the exam!
I am a mechanical engineer by training and have programming
experience in C/C++. I started to pick up JAVA books in
May of this year and have been reading and programming it
for a while. Yes, I have also used it to program
some real applications in my job. At hindsight, programming
experience did help me prepared for the exam, but not
enough...I had to focus on exam preparation in the last 6
weeks in order to be sure that I can pass.
Wish you all Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
sachin agashe
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Joined: Nov 08, 2000
Posts: 42
congrats Sam,
I am taking the exam this week. The Sun has increased the duration, there must be some intention behind that na. Otherwise they would never have done that. Did you find any gocha in the exam? Or is the same as expected. In the Sun's site they say short answer questions.. What is that..
shailesh sonavadekar
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Joined: Oct 12, 2000
Posts: 1874
Passed with 56 / 59. that means 94 %. Fantastic. Fanatasstic score , Sam. it is really , really comendable score. you desrve a toast. cheers from all here from javaranch.
Help other javaranchers with the invaluable experiece that you have gained in the process of clearing the exam. Help other javaranchers now.
Wish you merry christmas.
Your Friendly Bartender
Lalit Goyal

Joined: Dec 26, 2000
Posts: 20
I have rerad on a site that everyquestion now sepcifies the number of correct choices. Is it right?
Please mail me back at
Thanks in advance
Jai Viswanathan

Joined: Jan 06, 2001
Posts: 5
Congratulations Sam !! Really great score !!
- Jai.
Tejas Nakawala
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Joined: Jan 04, 2001
Posts: 80
Congrates !!! Sam
Really a GREAT SCORE !!!
Once again CONGRATES.......
seema aggarwal

Joined: Jan 05, 2001
Posts: 4
Congratulations, Sam! Great Score !!! . Kindly mail me some tips or questions,and books. My email id is
Ash Rai
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Joined: Dec 15, 2000
Posts: 34
Congratulations!! Sam...
Very very nice indeed..!!!
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