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cleared scjp with 88%.


Joined: Jan 16, 2001
Posts: 1
hello everybody.i'm adeel and i'm from lahore. well i've been a silent observer of this site.the people at javaranch are doing a great job.i cleared the exam yesterday
with a score of 88%.i'm in final year of electrical engg with no programming experience.i did java for 3 months before taking the exam.
i'd like to share my experience of the exam with all you people.
the exam was not diificult.and the difficulty level of the exam was almost equal to the Marcus Green mock exams.i think Marcus Green,Maji and Bone's mock exams are among the best.don't go for the difficult mock exams.i read only two books.java2 complete reference and java2 certification guide by RHE.RHE is very good book.
now something about the exam as i remember now.
first 25 questions were very special tricks involved.
one question was from from array conversion.
6 questions from operators and assignments including one from short circuit operators.5 questions were from modifiers with emphasis on static,final and abstract.prepare overloading and overriding very well.there were 5 questions from them .inner classes had very important thing.i had 4 questions of fill in the blanks involving String concatination etc.i wrote the answer only with no use of "".and i got 100%in lang package.
so if u people encounter such questions take care of this thing.
only one question was from gridbag layout which was very easy.
7 questions were from threads .6 of them had codes.
and 6 questions were from io package.2 from util package.
only thread questions were a bit tricky.i got 85%in threads and 80%in question was from garbage collection.
well from my experience i can now tell that the exams needs the basics of a person to be good.if u know about the basic concepts of java well u can easily go through even though you are not good at packages.
if any body wants to discuss something with me .you can write me email.again in the end i'd like to appreciate all the people of javaranch and GoodLuck to all of you who are to take the exam.
Sujit Kurtadikar
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Joined: Dec 05, 2000
Posts: 68
Congratulations !!
Thanks for your valuable remarks about exam.
george tharakan

Joined: Jan 12, 2001
Posts: 7
hi anwar,
I am planning to take the exam 0n jan 29th.I read your message.I need your help.
I got 95% in all of the Marcus green's exam.But i find it easier than most of other exam.

waiting for your reply.

[This message has been edited by Ajith Kallambella (edited January 16, 2001).]
Rajpal Kandhari
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Joined: Aug 26, 2000
Posts: 126
Congratulation on the great score.
I am not asking for the exact nature of of question you got on thread and Io. But if you feel comfortable then pls tell me what they are asking in Thread and IO.
Thanks & regard raj.
[This message has been edited by Ajith Kallambella (edited January 16, 2001).]

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Sachin Dawane

Joined: Jan 16, 2001
Posts: 1
I m also prpearing for it.. Need some fundes for getting good score from u...
Also give me some tips
Angela Poynton
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Joined: Mar 02, 2000
Posts: 3143
ADEEL Congratulations!
Please remember it is illegal to tell anyone the exact nature of any of the questions you had on the exam .. but I'm sure you knew that anyway!
I'm moving this thread to the Programmer Certification Results forum where you can bask in your glory in the company of other SCJPs

Pounding at a thick stone wall won't move it, sometimes, you need to step back to see the way around.
Arvind Kini
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Joined: Dec 28, 2000
Posts: 31
Congrats !!!
gr8 job . I just wanted to know whether the questions asked were all code based? or were there some statement questions as well . ? for ex:
flowLayout is default for which containers? and stuff like these?
I intend to take up this exam this sat. so if U can mail me any relevant info at , I wud highly appreciate that !.
Congrats once again
Ajith Kallambella

Joined: Mar 17, 2000
Posts: 5782
Hearty Congratulations Adeel!!
Best wishes,

Open Group Certified Distinguished IT Architect. Open Group Certified Master IT Architect. Sun Certified Architect (SCEA).
Jane Griscti
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Joined: Aug 30, 2000
Posts: 3141
Congratulations Adeel


Jane Griscti
Sun Certified Java 2 Programmer
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Jane Griscti
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