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Passed! Next stop = sceja

Eric Handbury
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Joined: Sep 23, 2001
Posts: 8
Hello,
I passed with a 71% yesterday. I think the major areas of the test were language, I/O, and threads. AWT played a lesser role than I thought (thankfully!).
I feel good about passing since 3 weeks ago I had never written a Java program program before, although I come from a C++ background.
I studied by buying the Boone book, which I felt was the worst edited technical book I've ever seen... tons of mistakes. I did alot of mock exams, and wrote alot of example code myself. I would do the mock exams, and then would write a small program to really learn why I got a particular question wrong.
I won't take the scjd exam since I feel there is a real confusion between the programmer and developer certifications, and that most employers wouldn't know the difference between the 2. I am now going to go for the sceja, which is my real goal (since I am an architect by profession).
Anyway, good luck to you all in your upcoming exams. Believe me, it feels good to pass, so work hard! Eric.
Donald Nunn
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 11, 2000
Posts: 200
Congrats, Eric.
Donald


<b>Donald Nunn</b><br />Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform
Padmaja Balaji
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jun 13, 2001
Posts: 122
Congrats Eric. Wish u success in your next venture.
Padmaja
Ashik Uzzaman
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Joined: Jul 05, 2001
Posts: 2370

Congrats Eric, u covered it in a very short time....
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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.
Percy Densmore
Ranch Hand

Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 214
CONGRATULATIONS Eric!
Job Well Done

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Percy Densmore
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java� 2 Platform
Jane Griscti
Ranch Hand

Joined: Aug 30, 2000
Posts: 3141
Congratulations Eric
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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
Muhammad Farooq
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Joined: May 08, 2001
Posts: 356
Congratulations Eric.
--Farooq


Muhammad Farooq<br />Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 Platform<br />Oracle8i Certified Professional Database Administrator
Guoqiao Sun
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Joined: Jul 18, 2001
Posts: 317
Congratulations, Eric!
Best wishes to your future career!

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Guoqiao Sun
Sun Certified Programmer for Java™ 2 Platform
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