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Passed SCJP2 Exam with 91%

Madhuri SK
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Joined: Sep 17, 2001
Posts: 3
Hi,
Even though I was not an active participant in JavaRanch discussions, I visited this site very often. It has been very helpful in my preparation. Thank you all.
I took the exam today and scored 91%.
Declarations and Access Control --- 100%
Flow Control & Exceptions --------- 100%
GC -------------------------------- 0%
Lang Fundamentals ----------------- 100%
Opearators & Assignments ---------- 71%
Overloading, Overriding etc ------- 100%
Threads --------------------------- 71%
awt ------------------------------- 100%
util ----------------------------- 100%
io -------------------------------- 100%
Here is my experience.
1. The exam was not tough. I got around 7 questions in threads. Those were the first questions. I could not answer many of them immediately. So, I marked them and proceeded. I came back at the end and tried them again. So, STAY COOL. It helps.
2. There were a lot of questions about Overriding/overloading.
4. I got 3/4 fill in the blank questions. Before going to the exam don't think too much about using quotes or not using them. You will know what to do when you read the question.
I did not put quotes when the questions is like "what will be the output/printed". I put quotes in questions like "String s is..". Anyway my point is DON'T think too much about stuff like this. You can figure this out in the exam very easily.
5. I got a lot of questions about I/O. Don't get tensed up if you don't remember all the constructors. Just use your knowledge in other areas to eliminate wrong answers first. Pay attention to abstract classes and in general I/O class hierarchy. Look at the other questions in I/O, they may provide some clues.
6. Make sure that you understand is-a, has-a relationships. Marcus Green's exams address this.
7. Finally, Be thorough with basics. PAY ATTENTION. READ THE QUESTION CAREFULLY.
Whatever the questions is, first you need to pay attention to the following things.
--Calling non-static members from static methods.
--local variables & initialization
Thank You,
Madhuri
Madhuri SK
Greenhorn

Joined: Sep 17, 2001
Posts: 3
One more thing I wanted to mention, I used Beginning Java 2 by Ivor Horton to learn the language and then KAM for the certification. Both of them are excellent.
Dave Vick
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Joined: May 10, 2001
Posts: 3244
Congrats Madhuri and best of luck for the future

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Dave
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java� 2 Platform


Dave
Padmaja Balaji
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jun 13, 2001
Posts: 122
CONGRATULATIONS !
Padmaja
ashok khetan
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jul 29, 2001
Posts: 153
congrats Madhuri!
excellent performance!U did it!!!
thanks a lot for sharing ur ideas with the future aspirants..it would definitely be helpful.
keep going on!
ashok.
anurag dwivedi
Greenhorn

Joined: May 18, 2001
Posts: 22
Congratulations and goodluck for your future.
Thanks a lot for the information.

Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform.
Muhammad Farooq
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Joined: May 08, 2001
Posts: 356
Congrats Madhuri and Thanks for ur info.
--Farooq


Muhammad Farooq<br />Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 Platform<br />Oracle8i Certified Professional Database Administrator
Jane Griscti
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Joined: Aug 30, 2000
Posts: 3141
Congratulations Madhuri
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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
Ashik Uzzaman
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Joined: Jul 05, 2001
Posts: 2370

Congrats Madhuri, your excellent score and choice of books are identical to mine....
What r u planning next?
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Muhammad Ashikuzzaman (Fahim)
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java� 2 Platform
--When you learn something, learn it by heart!


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

Joined: Sep 17, 2001
Posts: 3
Thank you all for your wishes. My next step is to find a job. I hope my SCJP certification helps me in that.
Madhuri
Sun Certified Programmer For Java2 Platfom
WOW ! It feels really good :-)
Puneet Narang7
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Joined: Aug 18, 2001
Posts: 39
Good Job Madhuri,
Thanks for the nice tips as well.
Rgs,
Puneet
 
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