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Vikram Nm

Joined: Mar 29, 2001
Posts: 17

Got 53 out of 59 right.that's 89.8%.They truncate it.
I round it to 90%.(Math.round(89.8))
First of all thanx to all at
especially Ajith Khallambela,Jane Griscti,Marcus Green,Amitabh,Shailesh.
I have to say this is the best site for certification discussion and I've learnt a lot from here.
The exam had 7-8 thread,5-6 IO,3 awt,2 util. Questions
I got 100% in Threads ,IO
and also in Overriding,flow control& exc.
Io is pretty straightforward.Thread questions are difficult and take up a lot of time due to long codes,but it can be cracked if you are clear on synchronization and monitors.
I lost marks in fundamentals,awt(suprisingly),Collections.
I never could remember all the interfaces in Collections
I feel RHE plus a lot of mocks is enuf to pass.
I used RHE and did IO,Threads,Inner classes,Collections from Khalid's book.
Khalid's book is really good ,but I just didn't have time to study the whole book as I only had 3 weeks leave to study.
JQPlus is a definite advantage.
I have 2 say there r about 4-5 questns. almost same to same in the exam.
Next target : either Sun Developer or JDeveloper.
Could anyone give me advice on this?
I'll be hanging around and trying to pay back ,in whatever way I can, the help that had been lent to me.
Thanx all
Nandini Gangopadhyay
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Joined: Apr 02, 2001
Posts: 79
Congrats Vikram, That's a great score!!
Shah Vishal
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Joined: Feb 28, 2001
Posts: 32
Congratulations on passing with good score...
Vishal Shah

Jane Griscti
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Joined: Aug 30, 2000
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Congratulations Vikram ... glad you're gonna hang-around
Check out the developers forum and the Developer FAQ on Roseanne Zhang's SCJD site

Jane Griscti
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java� 2 Platform

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SCJP, Co-author Mike Meyers' Java 2 Certification Passport
Ramnath Krishnan
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Joined: Feb 10, 1999
Posts: 37
I have a question.
How were you faring in your mock exams any JQ or other mock exams
Some mock exams are tougher than others, so if you score above 75% in mock does that mean you have a good chance of scoring above 90 in the real exam.
please advise..
Vikram Nm

Joined: Mar 29, 2001
Posts: 17
It's only today that it's starting to sink in that I'm an SCJP finally.
Regarding Ramnath's question.
I got 83,85,80 in three Marcus Green's Mocks.
I got 75-85 in the JQPlus mocks and 90,96 in the randoms(JQPLS)
Don't be under the impression that mocks are always difficult than the real thing.There are some mocks around, which are still based on the old version of the exam and are much easier to score.
apart from that I noticed that the options that are given in the real exam are quite similar to each other and really makes you think ,whereas in the mocks you can apply the elimination rule to most of the options.
I hope that helps.

[This message has been edited by Vikram Nm (edited April 19, 2001).]
shailesh sonavadekar
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Joined: Oct 12, 2000
Posts: 1874
congratulations , Vikram. That is very good score. All the very best for the future.
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sunil choudhary
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Joined: Nov 10, 2000
Posts: 141

Congrats Vikram
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Vikram Nm

Joined: Mar 29, 2001
Posts: 17
Thanx Shailesh.
Thanx Sunil.
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