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Passed with 91%

Shawn Lu
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 20, 2001
Posts: 4
Hello there,
Yesterday (8/19/01) I passed SCJP with 91%. I would say that the questions were very straightforward. They were much easier than all the mock questions I took.
I am a biology major and do not have any programming backgroud. I started preparing this test from Febuary this year. The book I used was RHS's. The mock I used was JQPlus ,Marcus's and 4 Tests in the RHS's book. I visited Java Ranch a lot and enjoyed play those cow games. In the last 2 weeks, my average scores on Marcus' were 73% and about 75% on JQPlus. My advice is that you must really understand the basic concepts on the book. When you did mocks you have to find out why you did wrong on those questions. I saved JQPlus 9 practice questions when I finished. Several days before the test, I just opened those files and rechecked those questions that I did wrong.
Anyway, I would like to thank everyone for posting the information on this wonderful sites.
leena rane
Ranch Hand

Joined: Aug 13, 2001
Posts: 280
Hi Lu
from lee(na)
congraz
Biology major and 91% just too good !!!
All the Best 4 ur future.
Best Regards,
leena.
Ashik Uzzaman
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Joined: Jul 05, 2001
Posts: 2370

Congrats Shawn, Excellent!! i scored 70% & 65% in JQ++ first two exams. Any comment?
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azaman


Ashik Uzzaman
Senior Member of Technical Staff, Salesforce.com, San Francisco, CA, USA.
Shawn Lu
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 20, 2001
Posts: 4
Hi Ashik:
I would say you are pretty good now. When I first tried the JQ+ a couple months ago, I only scored like 40 or 50%. I got pretty scared. What I did then was to read every comments about the questions, especially those I did wrong. I went back to the book to check those concepts that I missed. I just kept trying for those 9 practice questions. After maybe 5 or 6 practice tests, I started to get 60s. I think if you can finished all those JQ+ practice questions with around 60% to 70%, you are in a better shape to pass the exam. Several questions in my exam were very similar to some JQ+ questions. Another point I want to make is that do not spend too much time on those real brainer questions. I still could not understand some of them. If you have a good feeling about the basics, you should be OK. Best luck for your exam.
Shawn
Dave Vick
Ranch Hand

Joined: May 10, 2001
Posts: 3244
Way to go Shawn, excellent score!!

Best of luck for your future

Dave
SCJP


Dave
Shawn Lu
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 20, 2001
Posts: 4
Thanks Leena, Ashik and Dave for the Congraz. Next I want to learn Perl language, because it is very useful in Biotech area. Any suggestions about this language or any useful links. thanks.
Shawn
Jane Griscti
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Joined: Aug 30, 2000
Posts: 3141
Congratulations Shawn
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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
 
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