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Wasim Ahmed
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Joined: Jan 31, 2001
Posts: 90
Folks I have passed SCJP by 83%.
It was up-hill battle for me since I have failed couple of times before by 1 question but I didn't give-up and thanks to this great web site and folks who hangs out here that help me to get back on the saddle again. My background is in procedural languages (COBOL, ASSEMBLER, PL1) and it was hard transition for me to learn OOP's programming but after few months of struggle I made it.
Exam wasn't as tough as few mock exams available on the net.
I think Leena had said enough about it. I just like to add few things that
TRAPS , TRAPS, TRAPS beware of those if you see question look so simple read it over again and try to read between the lines I have noticed that few question were coded as for (for example java.lang and actually it was about method overloading/overriding.
For I/O and Util just learn the constructor and most common methods, in my experience I hadn't seen any tough questions in that category.
Also, learn the FUN-damentals --- it is very very important to have basic concept clear before even you think about the Exam
Because I/O, AWT, Util and Threads only makes 15-20 questions of the exam and rest is from FUN-damentals (see how I spell FUN).
The best way to test FUN-damentals play Round-up game and catch all the cows!!!
Tools: I have used both JQ+ and J@Whiz(I got it free!!) but in my humble opinion JQ+ is more close to the real exam, J@Whiz needs more improvement in questions language and quality of the questions.

Mock Exams: I took Marcus Green ,Jtips and Sun Gujuan mock exams. They are very good and to the point. One suggestion to Marcus please update your exam with How many answers required to each question(just like real exam).
In the end, THANKS to all of you who helped me in this process by answering my question or putting mock exam or providing tips.
At last but not least I would like to thanks my lovely wife who stood by me when I was down, supported me when I needed help.
THANKS again all of you I'll be around and working on SCWCD.
Wasim Ahmed
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Joined: Jan 31, 2001
Posts: 90
I just like to add one more thing about answering the Type-in question. I got one question from lang.String and I type my answer with quotes around and I got 100% in lang so I assumed quotes is the right way to answer.
Jim Petersen
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Joined: Jul 24, 2001
Posts: 241
Cheers for sharing your experience and proving (once again) a positive attitude can help overcome the exam!
Congratulations and all the best for the Developer exam
- Jim

- Jim Petersen <br />SCJP2<br />SCWCD<p>- but then again, I could be wrong...
Manish Hatwalne
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Joined: Sep 22, 2001
Posts: 2591

Congrats Wasim,
Great job, enjoy your success
- Manish
Fei Ng
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Joined: Aug 26, 2000
Posts: 1242
We are happy for you!
Good score.
Best wishes.
Paul Anilprem
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Joined: Sep 23, 2000
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Congratulations, Wasim! Good score.
Please consider posting your score here also:
This will help other aspirants judje their level of preperation.
Best of luck for your future,
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Good Job ! Great Attitude...Congrats.
All the best
Valentin Crettaz
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Good job
good luck for SCWCD
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Dave Vick
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Joined: May 10, 2001
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Congrats Wasim !! Excellent dedication in sticking with it and passing. Hopefully others will see your motivation and stay wiht it themselves!!
Best of luck for the future.

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leena rane
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Joined: Aug 13, 2001
Posts: 280
Hi Wasim,
Coming from a cobol ,assembler background and making your way to SCJP in indeed great ,cheers
Hearty congratulations
Wasim Ahmed
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Joined: Jan 31, 2001
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Thanks, all of your best wishes.
Marcus Green
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Joined: Sep 14, 1999
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Congratulations Wasim, suggestion noted. It is something I hvae thought about, and may do something about in the future (projects bubbling and steaming on the back boiler, constantly under revision, planning, scheming etc etc)..
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