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luk Hann
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Joined: Jan 29, 2001
Posts: 48
Around last Christmas, I knew nothing about Java. Today, I passed the exam with 81%.
I would like to provide the following tips:
1. Clear your doubts in this excellent Forum.
First of all, thank you for all guys who had answered my posted questions! Without you guys, I could not make it.
2. RHE book is definitely excellent. Though sometimes it is a little bit hard to understand. But this book is just like the syllabus, if you can understand 95% of the book, you will be able to hit 80% in the real exam. If you are new to Java, to be able to understand 95% of the book, just read it 4 or 5 times. No doubt, Mughal's book is good too. I read that book to clear a lot of my doubts from RHE book.
3. JQ+, worth to buy. You can use it in two ways: a) check out your level; b) get a flavor how those concepts in RHE book are reflected in the exam questions. But be sure you understand MOST concepts before you use JQ+, otherwise, it won't be very helpful.
4. The last week before the exam is very important, don't lose confidence if you did not do good in the mock exams. Here is how I spent my last week: a) doing JQ+, and my score respectively are: 63%, 56%, 66%, 66%, 71%, 56%(the day I went to take a look at the testing center), 73% and 83%(last night, after I spent the last 2 days to review the forth time of RHE book). b) doing other mock exams. c) Save my last two days to finally go over the RHE book thoroughly and carefully. I deemed this as a CRUCIAL step. I increased my score over 10% after I finished this round of reading.
BTW, the exam is clearly stated, straightforward and close to Jq+.
[This message has been edited by luk Hann (edited March 12, 2001).]
Tejas Nakawala
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Joined: Jan 04, 2001
Posts: 80
Hi Luk,
Really GREAT dissc. I am also appearing for exam in two days.
Pls let me know some thing more if u realize.
I am very close to ur scores in JQ + .
Waiting for ur reply..
Dominic Steng�rd
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Joined: Feb 05, 2001
Posts: 186
Congratulations Luk Hann!
Good luck in your Java career!
Dominic Steng�rd
Sun Certified Java 2 Programmer

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Jane Griscti
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Joined: Aug 30, 2000
Posts: 3141
Congratulation Luk
Jane Griscti
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java� 2 Platform

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SCJP, Co-author Mike Meyers' Java 2 Certification Passport
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