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Cleared SCJP (and some advice )

Farrukh Tariq Khan

Joined: Oct 18, 2001
Posts: 2
Well ladies and gentleman i finally managed to clear the scjp
examination yesterday if some of you are regular cowhands you probably notice my message dated of 19th of the current month asking for urgent help regarding instanceof operators etc...well that helped a lot and id like to take this oppurtunity in expressing my gratitude with all those who helped me in addition to the great help this site has been to me in acheiving my goal
i scored 77% in the exam and i know that to some that might seem low but , as i am also a third year computer engineering student i had my fall semester examinations coming up (no excuses ' i know) still i am
happy i cleared . as i mentioned in my earlier messages that i studied Khalid Mughals book rigourously along with Ivor Hortons beginning java2
i solved the JQ+ exam simulator extensively along with Khalid mughals exam applet, lastly i appeared in the examination from Sysnet which is in karachi , Pakistan

Now a word of advice to all those giving there examinations in the future , belive me i am saying this after a lot of thought ...
The SCJP examination is not as "tough" as you might have heard or it is not that "something out of my league thing" AT ALL . while having said that let me add at the same time it does not imply that you dont have to work hard for it, do your best and go ahead and give it dont procastinate. Another interesting thing i noted in the course of my examination was the fact that there are a lot of misleading mocks on the net. which though being good in clearing concepts and testing ability are to some extent useless in the certification context.
i would suggest everyone to stick to some sure shot mocks that have been around and not to sit and make yourself tense or feel down because you got a low % on a particular mock.
A thing you have got to remember is that the people who make these mocks are not out to fail you , but to test your ability and if god forbid you do fail remember this is not the end of the world .
well i hoped this helps all you future scjp's
good bye and good luck
java(ly) yours
Farrukh Tariq Khan throwsjavaranchForeverException
Valentin Crettaz
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Joined: Aug 26, 2001
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Well Farrukh,
congratulations !!
Nice job
But I'm gonna move this to the Certification results forum
The discussion may go on there

Valentin Crettaz
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Congrats Farrukh!
Good job.
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Hassan Naqvi
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Hearty congratulations Farukh

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Fiona Barker

Joined: Jul 23, 2001
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Congratulations Farrukh!
Jane Griscti
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Congratulations Farrukh
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Congratulations, Farrukh! Please consider posting your score here also:
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Rick Reumann
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Joined: Apr 03, 2001
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Great job.
If you don't mind me asking, I'm curious what scores you were getting on the JQplus exams. I've taken the first four and seem to average around a 70%. ( I find those exams much harder than others I've taken ). I know I have more work to do, but I'm trying judge about how far away I am from being ready to take the real exam. I don't see myself ever being able to average an 80% on the JQplus, but maybe I just need to study more.
Thanks, for any advice.
sandeep bhatnagar
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Joined: Sep 07, 2001
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hi thr,
Rick u r much better then me as i m getting only 64% average in jqplus. can u plz tell me how long it whould take for me to get an average of 70 or 75% if u went threw this situation,
Desai Sandeep
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Congratulations Farrukh!
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Rick Reumann
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Originally posted by sandeep bhatnagar:
hi thr,
Rick u r much better then me as i m getting only 64% average in jqplus. can u plz tell me how long it whould take for me to get an average of 70 or 75% if u went threw this situation,

sandeep, email me at and we'll talk about it. I'm actually wrong, I did not average a 70. I was thinking about it the other day and realized on the first two tests I got around a 60. On the third test a 68 and on the forth a 72. So I'm improving slowly, but not very much

[This message has been edited by Rick Reumann (edited October 23, 2001).]
leena rane
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Hi Farrukh,
Congrats !!
all the best for your future
Muhammad Farooq
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Congratulations Farrukh.

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