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vikram bhat
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Joined: Aug 30, 2001
Posts: 6
hi there everyone took the exam today but sorry flunked in it got a 55%, i swear today it was really tougher than the mocks or it was my eyes playing tricks. Anyway i prepared using JQ+ it really helped me a lot , hehe infact i learnt a lot from it and was scoring about 68% avg in random tests , did customized test chapter by chapter but still... Maybe i did not understand the CONCEPTS well, anyway maybe next time
thats it for now
vikram
what do u ppl advice me to do??
Dave Vick
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Joined: May 10, 2001
Posts: 3244
Vikram
Sorry to hear about that. At least you're not giving up !!! You'll get it next time, you probably only missed one or two questions more than the limit.
What I would do is look at the results and see which sections you didn't do so well on. Then concentrate on the worst ones. The thing that helped me the most is answering questions here. Find a question that someone has asked and answer it for them. Even if it takes you an hour to do it (it took me that long on a few). Use your reference books, the jls, other peoples notes, but dont use answers to similiar questions here. You'll need to write sample code to make sure that what you're telling them is correct (10 to 20 lines is usually enough). You'll be helping someone else and you'll get a much better grasp of it yourself.
The other thing I did was make notes on what I was reading and on the mock tests I took. Dont just write down what the book says or cut and paste from the mock answers but change the words into your own. If one source doesn't answer a subject fully or your still confused or unsure then read the same section from another source and make more notes from there. When you're done you'll have a complete set of notes that you can understand and that cover the topics you needed.
Then just before you take a mock read your notes - EVERYTIME!!! Each time your notes will get longer because you'll be constantly adding to them after each mock and after each section of book you read. You'll get sick of reading them again and again but it will really help. I must have read mine 20 times in the last couple of weeks before my test.
If you have any questions let me know or if you'd like a copy of my notes I can send them to you (have to be an email though because my ISP went belly up) I'd love to help...

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Dave
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java� 2 Platform


Dave
Donald Nunn
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Joined: Nov 11, 2000
Posts: 200
Sorry that you didn't make it Vikram. It's a very difficult test, however, your very, very close. The next time you will clear it with no problems at all. Just hang in there.
Keep your head up,
Donald


<b>Donald Nunn</b><br />Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform
vikram bhat
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Joined: Aug 30, 2001
Posts: 6
thanks Dave will keep that in mind , are they changing the version (so no point writing it again now) have plans of writing it after December(cos my sem's are coming up)
and thank u Donald , that will help
Dave Vick
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Joined: May 10, 2001
Posts: 3244
They haven't foprmally announced that they are changing it yet. I know they are testing/contemplating making it an adaptive test, but I think the objectives will still be the same if they make that change.
Dave
Desai Sandeep
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Joined: Apr 02, 2001
Posts: 1157
No problems Vikram...you will only do better next time!

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Sandeep
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Marc Shiest
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Joined: Jun 09, 2001
Posts: 46
Dont give up!...keep hope alive ...I totally agree with all that Dave says..I think everytime I go over one of my Java books my notes get longer and longer...
Padmaja Balaji
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Joined: Jun 13, 2001
Posts: 122
You were near to touch the mark. Well, no probs. You will DEFINITELY do it next time.
Dave is right. I think, it is rare that overwriting happens in our brain and only updation is the key to our living.
All the best to U.
Padmaja
SCJP
cathy gregory
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 20, 2001
Posts: 11
you're so close, vikram, you can do it! some great advice above. what also helped me was, as i was studying some of the more complex class hierarchies (especially io), i drew charts of the superclasses and subclasses and their relationships with interfaces. sometimes a 'visual' makes a rather abstract concept more clear and solid. wishing you much success!
vikram bhat
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 30, 2001
Posts: 6
thanks one and all for the consolation
vikram
Ashik Uzzaman
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Joined: Jul 05, 2001
Posts: 2370

Vikram,
Don't loose heart (you haven't )! We r with u man....
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Muhammad Ashikuzzaman (Fahim)
Sun Certified Programmer For Java 2 Platform
--When you learn something, learn it by heart!


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

Joined: Aug 30, 2001
Posts: 6
thanks ashik will keep in touch , i went through my mistakes again and i felt that i should have got 61% easily but due to some silly mistakes in operators and assignments and fundas, i paid the price
take care
vikram
Percy Densmore
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Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 214
Hi Vikram,
I got 57% last month. I think I missed a couple of questions because I didn't select enough answers. My instructor always says "....people better than you and I have failed this Exam." Wish you well in your pursuit

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Percy Densmore
-SCJP2 Wannabee
Jane Griscti
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Joined: Aug 30, 2000
Posts: 3141
Don't give up vikram. You are not the first to have failed, and I doubt you'll be the last.
At least now you know what to expect from the exam and you have a road map of your weak areas which can be a definite asset when you're studying.
Sun hasn't officially announced a change in the test format and they've promised they'll give 6 months warning if they do plan a change. Be a shame to wait another 6 months or a year when you are so close!
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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
Rashmi Trivedi
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Joined: Aug 13, 2001
Posts: 60
Hi Dave
I would love to see you notes and learn something from it. I am planning to have a test in December and preparing for that now. Could please advise me how do i get you notes. You can send it to me to my email address is following
rashmi.trivedi@intentia.com.au
Thank you so much for you help.
Regards,
Rashmi
If you have any questions let me know or if you'd like a copy of my notes I can send them to you (have to be an email though because my ISP went belly up) I'd love to help...
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vikram bhat
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 30, 2001
Posts: 6
thanks percy good luck to u too and keep me updated at vikie23@hotmail.com and to u also Jane
thanks a lot
vikram
p.s. Dave i sent u a mail to itsathing@msn.com but u did not reply please do
Puneet Narang7
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Joined: Aug 18, 2001
Posts: 39
Vikram, there is always a next time.
KEEP UP THE SPIRITS.
rgs,
Puneet
vikram bhat
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Joined: Aug 30, 2001
Posts: 6
thanks puneet
regards
vikram
 
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