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Sathya Srinivasan
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Joined: Jan 29, 2002
Posts: 379
Hi all,
Thanks to great articles in JavaRanch, I passed the SCJP last week with 94%. I just want to give a note of thanks to all those who have shared their thoughts here to help others.
As for my experience in the process, I would like to strongly emphasize the point that it is pretty easy to clear the exam with reasonable preparation. Here are my mock exam results to set yourself a benchmark.
Final Exam : 94%
Maha Anna's Exam : 90%
Heller's Book : 70%
Ramussen's Book : 70%
Exam Cram : 80%
I used the Ramussen book mostly, combined with the McGrawHill book. Both of them are really good. While Ramussen book is hard, McGrawHill is more towards the actual exam, maybe a bit more lenient.
Concentrate on Threads, IO, AWT, and Fundamentals.
Good Luck!

Cheers, Sathya Srinivasan - SCJP 1.2, SCWCD 1.2, SCMAD 1.0
Co-Author of Whizlabs SCMAD Certification Exam Simulator and SCMAD Exam Guide Book
Valentin Crettaz
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Joined: Aug 26, 2001
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Excellent job Sathya

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Rob Ross

Joined: Jan 07, 2002
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Congratulations Sathya.

SCJP 1.4
Ghulam Rashid
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Joined: Jan 14, 2002
Posts: 278
Thats a great news.
Nazmul Huda Sarkar
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Joined: Feb 01, 2002
Posts: 317
good score Sathya...

Nazmul<br />SCJP,SCWCD,IBM OOAD with UML
Sathya Srinivasan
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Joined: Jan 29, 2002
Posts: 379
Thank you for your warm wishes. With the confidence from this exam's results, I also plan on taking up the SCWCD exam. I see that JavaRanch has already published mock exams and the like.
Does anyone know how easy/tough it is? I don't see any books published for this exam.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Andrew Kwong
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Joined: Dec 11, 2001
Posts: 40
There is a "links" page in the SCWCD forum that tells you everything you need to know about the exam:
I heard that the exam is somewhat (some say a lot) easier than SCJP2.

Sathya Srinivasan
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Joined: Jan 29, 2002
Posts: 379
Thanks for the link. I already went through the links mentioned there and even found a few mock exams!
Gives me a bit of a confidence when you say that it is easier than SCJP2!!
Manish Hatwalne
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Joined: Sep 22, 2001
Posts: 2591

Congrats Sathya,
Great score
Where's Maha Anna's Exam? I couldn't find it in her list as well.
- Manish
Sathya Srinivasan
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Joined: Jan 29, 2002
Posts: 379
Thanks Manish.
Here are the links that I have gathered (Maha's and others) for my SCJP Preparation.
Exam Simulators
Full Exams
Topical Exams
Hope these links help.
I agree. Here's the link:
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