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Passed with score 81%

John Chen
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Joined: Mar 21, 2001
Posts: 1
I just passed the SCPJ2 this morning. The test center just like a small warehouse, cold and strange smell. I felt like I was in a prison. But once I start the testing, I concentrated on the exam and did pay attention to all those annoying thing.
The test was not that hard than I thought. Some questions are testing your memory. I just hate to memorize all those methods names and parameters. So my awt part only got 25%. That was my worst part, caught me in surprise. I marked all questionable questions. When I finished all, I went back to go over those questions again. I finished the first round in an hour. Went over it again for 20 minutes. Since I had so much time left, I should go over all the questions. But I just got lazy, Ended the test.
So I think you will have enought time to finished all the questions. And do be panic. I was nervers at first, then calmed down.
Thanks for javaranch, maha, and Marcus Green. I took about 10 mock exams. Marcus Green's exams are pretty close score to real exam. My goal was to get above 85%, If I went over every questions, I should have done it. I am glad to pass the exam, although with a little dispointment not scoring above 85%.
I studied the exam about a month. I don't have any experience with Java, but I read couples books last year(Core Java...) and I also know C++ for years. For preparation, I read Thinking in Java, Simon Roberts' book, reread Core Java.
My plan for next step is to read something about java bean and networking.
Thanks again for all the good suggestions and good luck to everyone.
Jane Griscti
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Joined: Aug 30, 2000
Posts: 3141
Congratulations John
You might want to drop into the J2EE and EJB discussion group to look for some good references on beans.
Best of luck in your studies.
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Jane Griscti
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java� 2 Platform


Jane Griscti
SCJP, Co-author Mike Meyers' Java 2 Certification Passport
Ronnie Phelps
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Joined: Mar 12, 2001
Posts: 329
Congratulations John!! 81% is a good score. :-)
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Sun Certified Programmer for the Java� 2 Platform
luk Hann
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Joined: Jan 29, 2001
Posts: 48
Congrats, John. We got the same score.

[This message has been edited by luk Hann (edited March 22, 2001).]
frank davis
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Joined: Feb 12, 2001
Posts: 1479
Luk, what is your work experience in IT field, and also in Java?
The above question was posted in response to another posting that has since been edited...


[This message has been edited by herb slocomb (edited March 22, 2001).]
luk Hann
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Joined: Jan 29, 2001
Posts: 48
herb, if i am an experienced Java guy, i won't take that exam. You got to know that is where the certification works and why people pay 150 bucks for.
frank davis
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Joined: Feb 12, 2001
Posts: 1479
Luk, don't take offense, I'm in the same situation that's why I asked you. I have programming experience, but none in Java so I also wonder if it is worth all the effort.
 
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