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Brian Scott

Joined: Jan 23, 2001
Posts: 3
Hi all,
I took the test this afternoon and got 94% (3 wrong). I got 1 wrong out of 5 in I/O and 2 wrong out of 7 in operators - one of the operator questions I missed was because I messed up a hex conversion; I'm not sure what the other ones were.
A few observations:

  • The questions were mainly very clear and well-worded; none of those hopelessly vague or confusingly-worded questions you see on (some) mock exams. However, there was one question which was a fill-in-the-blank type asking for the program's output but whose code was missing a semi-colon and so would not have compiled. Since it was not a multiple choice with a "does not compile" option I assumed it was a typo and answered as if it would have compiled and run correctly. Anyone else get that one?
  • Make sure you know threads very well - quite a few questions on threads, several of them non-trivial.
  • Know the basic I/O classes and their constructors.
  • One question on GridBagLayout, but not requiring any detailed knowledge - just know what it is and in a general sense what it can do.
  • Make sure you understand what it means that method parameters in Java are always passed by value - if you're not absolutely sure about that study some more before you try the test.
  • The Khalid/Rasmussen book is not only the best certification preparation book I found but one of the best Java books I have seen. I found it invaluable.
  • Spend the $20 or so for JQPlus - their mock exams are very good preparation for the test. The real test is probably a little easier than the JQPlus exams, which makes them perfect practice.

  • Thanks to everyone for all the helpful posts here that I cinsulted while studying. Good luck.
    Brian N. Scott
    Sun Certified Java Programmer (as of 4 hours ago...)
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Congratulations, Brian!!
94% - great, wonderful, outstanding scores!!!
(Mapraputa got the same)

Congratulations again!

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Donald Nunn
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Joined: Nov 11, 2000
Posts: 200
Congratulations, Bryan. That's a great score.

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shailesh sonavadekar
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Joined: Oct 12, 2000
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Brian , that is very good score. Really great when you have the special kind of testing center near hanger. great. All the very best for the future.
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ahmed jalal

Joined: Apr 26, 2001
Posts: 2
Congratulations, Bryan. That's a great score.
Now u must be preparing for SCJD exam.I am planning to
buy JQ+ mock exam if ur planning to sell it to me then tell
me ur price to my
GoodLuck for ur future
Ajith Kallambella

Joined: Mar 17, 2000
Posts: 5782
Congratulations Brian!

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Jane Griscti
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Joined: Aug 30, 2000
Posts: 3141
Congratulations Brian
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Congratulations, Brian!
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Jaikumar Nair
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Joined: Apr 04, 2001
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Hi Brian, CONGRATS!!! A great score.
Good luck for the future...
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