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Timothy Stone
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Joined: Aug 01, 2001
Posts: 71
71. Not stellar, but hey... I did it. It's a lot tougher than any mock exam I took. The real key is exposure to Java code... practical real life code. But seeing a lot of code in real life may not prepare you for some the "shorthand" Java code on the exam.
I couldn't believe the number of questions on Threads my test had. That section by itself killed my score. As a web application developer, a superfical understanding of Threads is needed; the web application server handles quite a bit of that for the programmer. Reading the Study Guides helped me I'm sure, but having real experience with Threads is the key I think.


Timothy Stone, MIT, SCJP
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peter parker
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Joined: Jul 11, 2001
Posts: 69
Good Job Timothy! What study materials did you use ?
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Timothy Stone
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Joined: Aug 01, 2001
Posts: 71
I used a number of references... RHE of course. I later bought an additional study guide pub. by Syngress/Osborne. It has some real good questions and covers some topics better than RHE... like Garbage Collection.
I also used the Java in a Nutshell series a lot. JIAN and JIAN Examples both are very good references. I can't say enough good things about David Flanagan's writing and knowledge of Java. JIAN is a must have supplement.
Plus I took Marcus Green's Mock Exams, as well as the JWhiz exams. (no comment on the fact that it's not cross platform... shame on JWhiz.)
Ashik Uzzaman
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Joined: Jul 05, 2001
Posts: 2370

Congrats Timothy.... ....yah i think this is the most code-oriented exam compared to any other online certificates....
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Muhammad Ashikuzzaman (Fahim)
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java� 2 Platform
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Ashik Uzzaman
Senior Member of Technical Staff, Salesforce.com, San Francisco, CA, USA.
Padmaja Balaji
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Joined: Jun 13, 2001
Posts: 122
Congratulations Timothy. Have a great journey ahead !
Padmaja
Donald Nunn
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Joined: Nov 11, 2000
Posts: 200
Congrats, Timothy.
Donald


<b>Donald Nunn</b><br />Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform
Dave Vick
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Joined: May 10, 2001
Posts: 3244
Timothy
congrats and dont get all wrapped up about the score, the important part is that you passed!!

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Dave
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java� 2 Platform


Dave
Jane Griscti
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Joined: Aug 30, 2000
Posts: 3141
Congratulations Timothy
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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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