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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
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Hi everybody!
Passed the Programmer Certification today with 93%! And it was on my birthday...pretty good birthday present for myself!
I studied for 2 weeks FULL TIME and had previously experience from Java only from a Java course I took in January.
For my study I used mainly the "Java 2 Certification Study Guide" and "Java 2 Exam Notes" from Sybex. I must say that the style of the questions in the "Java 2 Certification Study Guide" did match the style of the questions in the exam pretty much. I've also done a couple of mock exams on the net (Marcus Green and some other I don't remember the name of or link to). I also used "gEs Java 2.0" from for auto generated mock exams from a finite set of questions.
I'm sorry to say that I did not take advantage of the forum here at (I found this site too late in my process of studying) but the page on this site where a lot of mock exams are listed was very valuable information.
Tips for soon-to-be-certified-programmers:
Make sure you know exactly when and how you can use access modifiers with classes/inner classes/methods/variables.
Learn the most used methods of the Math class AND THEIR SIGNATURES.
Know your threads and collections (I missed a question on collections...
Also, make sure you know which of the listener interfaces DO NOT have any adapter class (I got a question on this topic).
If you know your object orientation AND you put 2-3 weeks on studying Java then you should not have any problems with the certification EVEN THOUGH it has a a lot of tricky questions.

Jole Jonikic
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java� 2 Platform (93%)
Looking for Java contract jobs all over the world.
akila raman

Joined: Jun 26, 2001
Posts: 8
congrats Jole and best luck for the future.
- akila
Jane Griscti
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Joined: Aug 30, 2000
Posts: 3141
Congratulations Jole
Jane Griscti
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java� 2 Platform

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