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Cristian Negresco
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Joined: Sep 15, 2001
Posts: 182
Hi all,
I took my exam with the above score.
I wish to thank you all for the interesting questions and answers, especially to ubiquitous Valentin Cretatz.
For who is interested, here are my remarks about the exam:
1. I finally paid more the 150$ and it was a surprise for me. There might be small differences between the testing centers but there are not so big.
2. I learned from the RHE. I passed once from begining to the end and once in the opposite direction. I took the mock exam that comes with the book.
3. JQplus is good, there were questions very similar to some I met in the exam.
4. I learned all the IO constructors by heart and I repeated the methods quite often.
5. I did not spent to much time on Collection and I had luck, the questions I've received were more qualitative than actually refering to some precise methods with strange arguments. RHE was enough here.
And finally the exam was more easy that I've expected to be, actually I was not very confident after making JTips, but passing harder exams gives you "wings" on the real exam.
So, success to all the ones that will give the exam!
BTW I am sure that one question was wrong, I've checked it also after the exam. I made some coments while giving the test. From the testing center I found that this is the way to proceed and I will receive some feedback.

Zkr Ryz
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Joined: Jan 04, 2001
Posts: 187
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! !
Cristian, you deserve it...

Enjoy the moment, what do you think to do now ?!
Are you going afeter de SCD or the SCWCD ??
Good luck in your job!
Valentin Crettaz
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Joined: Aug 26, 2001
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Excellent job Christian
Congrats !!!
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Fei Ng
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Joined: Aug 26, 2000
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Congrats Christian !!!
Jim Bedenbaugh
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Joined: Nov 09, 2001
Posts: 171
"actually I was not very confident after making JTips, but"

Okay, I'll bite. I've got just about every Cert book or set of notes known, but what is JTips?
[This message has been edited by Jim Bedenbaugh (edited November 28, 2001).]

Cristian Negresco
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Joined: Sep 15, 2001
Posts: 182
Hi Jim,
Here is the link:
And here is the link with "all free mock exams":
Bibin Antony

Joined: Nov 26, 2001
Posts: 2

Thats Great...
Well I was wondering How will i make it ....
i need to give it by Jan 20th and little time left ..And don't have much Software Experiece ...But all i kno wis i need to make it ...Any Advice is JQ+ or J@whizkid for preparation ..Did u used it .
Is there Anyway i can get it free of cost ...i need it but my pocket doesn't permit it ...
God Bless U.

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Malar Ravi
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Joined: Oct 15, 2001
Posts: 51
Congrats Cristian, great score!
Cristian Negresco
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Joined: Sep 15, 2001
Posts: 182
Thanks Bibin and Malar!,
About your questions Bibin I can say that in my opinion JQ+ is good. I cannot say better than JWhiz because I didn't bought the second one.
I do not think that there is a way of thaking it for free, but I do know that they have some free mock exam. You can try it: !
I agree. Here's the link:
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