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Gregory Garrison
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Joined: Oct 05, 2001
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Took SCJP2 exam at 11:00am this morning. This was a tough exam!Scored 83% - 49 out of 59. I was actually shocked that I passed - I didn't think that I did. Some benchmark advice: 90% of the questions were 20%-30% harder than the toughest questions in J@Whiz. I felt that many of the questions could have been clearer. Even with all the advice from this site (which is much appreciated) there's nothing like the real-feel of actually taking this exam. I don't know if there are different difficulty levels between exams but mine sure proves to me that anyone passing one of these has to know their stuff. This will definitely influence my hiring process.
Gregory Garrison - Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform - SCJPToo.
Rikard Qvarforth
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Joined: Jul 10, 2001
Posts: 107
Congrats !! i also passed today
Jim Bertorelli
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Joined: Nov 28, 2001
Posts: 136
Congratulations! It's good to know that people at higher level have started appeciating the certification.
Fei Ng
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Joined: Aug 26, 2000
Posts: 1242
Congratulations!! YOU DID GREAT!!
Valentin Crettaz
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Joined: Aug 26, 2001
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Congratulations Gregory
Good job!
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George King

Joined: Sep 15, 2001
Posts: 22
Hi Greg,
It seems you have got exceptionally tough set of questions which few of us also faced. But i am sure it must have been more satisfying clearing the tough paper like this.
Congrats buddy. Great job done.
Best wishes for your next course of action
Gregory Garrison
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Joined: Oct 05, 2001
Posts: 107
Thanks everyone,
Yeah George, I finished the exam and walked out of the room scratching my head - whoever said this was easy. You should have seen the look on my face when the monitor told me I passed. I was expecting the worst. The questions seemed compounded with -say - threads for a language fundamental question. Must have had 8 questions with threading of which only half were actual thread questions. No more than 5 questions were straight forward such as io constructors or Strings or AWT Layouts. Hmmm, wonder if Sun gives a harder test on first try so you have to pay to take it again. Just a conspiricy THEORY!
Also - Just downloaded the Developer Assignment so I'll see Y'all in the Developers forum!
Gregory Garrison - SCJPToo.
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Vikrama Sanjeeva
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Joined: Sep 02, 2001
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Great job Garisson.Can u throw some light on threads question.What SUN want to ask in thredas.

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Gregory Garrison
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Joined: Oct 05, 2001
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Lot's of Async type questions at the class, object and method level.
I agree. Here's the link:
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