Hello all. I just passed the exam with 98% score, which I didn't expect. (but I will take it) I wanna make sure I thank all of you that help me. and the following few things are what I think some of you might wanna know. 1) book I used: Kahlid and Ramussen's "programmer's guide to java certification". since the exam is mostly about the fundamentals of java language. this books is very good at serving this purpose.and this is the ONLY certification book I used. but I have read some other books before (but not for certification purpose) like Core Java 2 I&II. 2) mock exams: I did about 15-16 mock exams recommended by Maha Anna. and this is a great place to test yourself. but I never score so high on the mocks. LEARN from your mock exams and don't repeat the same mistakes. 3) most helpful website: BigMoose Lounge of course! I don't know how to thank those that helped me enough. especially because I don't have the latest compiler. I used jdk 1.1. really OLD! and some of things I can't verify with my own program are all answered very clearly by the experts here. 4) my programming background. you REALLY need to write a lot of code in java to be able to pass. most of the questions are tricky if you haven't tried it yourself. I am a really good C programmer but don't know C++. I wanna thank everyone here again and I will still be active in this lounge to help others if I can .just like you have done for me in the past couple weeks. thanks. chun
Joined: Feb 12, 2001
These are wonderful comments and I will use them to prepare for my exam as well. I am new to programming and Java coding does not come easy to me. I have just finished taking a six week Java2 certification class and now I am studying hard for the exam. Information like this one is very helpful. Thank you Michael
Joined: Jun 30, 2000
Congrats Chun!! Great score. I am going to move this over to the certification results forum. Bill
Joined: Oct 12, 2000
congrats. You have got stupendous score. Heartiest Congrats. Share your valuable experinece with all the javaranchers. Your friendly bartender Shailesh.