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Dave Vick
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Joined: May 10, 2001
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I am so happy!!!
I was fairly sure I would pass, but being the egotistical person I am, I wanted better than the minimum 61%.
The obligatory notes and tips:
I started by taking a class at school, an intro to java programming. After that I used RHE and all sorts of sites from maha's page. Also used JQ+ (it helped a lot!!!).
The test itself ws fairly straight forward, no questions were hard to understand or unclear. They seemed to come in groups, all of the thread questions together, all of the IO, all of the collections, etc.
Had probably 6 or 7 each on threads and IO (IO was mostly knowing construtors and what args they take), AWT was the layout managers and their effects.
When I got done I took 5 and then went back and reviewed my answers and corrected a couple of stupid mistakes I had made. The 2 hours is plenty of time.
My breakdown:
declarations and access control: 100%
flow control and exception handling: 71% (dont know what happened there, probably a stupid mistake)
garbage collection: 100%
language fundamentals: 88%
operators and assignments: 85%
overloading, overridding, runtime type and object orientations: 100%
threads: 85%
java.awt: 75%
java.lang: 100%
java.util: 100% 60% (I knew this would be my weakest)
If anyone has any specific questions let me know

SCJP (had to put that there )

ankush mehta

Joined: Feb 08, 2001
Posts: 20
hi dave!
Vanitha Sugumaran
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Joined: Apr 11, 2001
Posts: 356
Congratulations Dave!
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Joined: Nov 08, 2000
Posts: 52
hi dave
Donald Nunn
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Joined: Nov 11, 2000
Posts: 200
Congrats, Dave. I know it must feel good.

<b>Donald Nunn</b><br />Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform
Jane Griscti
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Joined: Aug 30, 2000
Posts: 3141
Congratulations Dave, way to go
Jane Griscti
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java� 2 Platform

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SCJP, Co-author Mike Meyers' Java 2 Certification Passport
Percy Densmore
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Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 214
Wow, an excellent mark. I'll be happy with 60++%
George Dee-Brown
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Joined: Mar 15, 2001
Posts: 35
60++ is not a pass.
++60 is. It may sound trivial but I had a question on pre/post increment when I took the SCJP2 last Thursday.
Good luck!
P.S. congratulations Dave...
shailesh sonavadekar
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Joined: Oct 12, 2000
Posts: 1874
congratulations. that is great score. all the very best for the future.
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Percy Densmore
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Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 214
Thanks for the correction, George! I need all the help I can get to improve my Java skills
Dave Vick
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Joined: May 10, 2001
Posts: 3244
Thanks everyone for your responses and well wishes. I was on vacation for the last week so haven't been around. But I'm back now
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