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Barely finished, barely passed

Dan MacKenzie
Greenhorn

Joined: Apr 12, 2002
Posts: 8
I passed the SCJP2 today with 66%. I had 30 seconds remaining when I finished. I left the exam room thinking that I had failed and I was stunned when I was told that I had passed. Threads and Inner Classes were my weakest areas. I know that if I put more time into studying that I would have earned a higher grade, but I'm happy that I passed. I prepared by using the RHE guide, Marcus Green's mock exams and the JavaRanch rules roundup. As I approach Developer certification, I know that it will require a greater effort, but the key is time. The more time you put into preparation, the better you'll perform.
My section analysis:
Declarations and access control: 50%
Flow Control and exception handling: 85%
Garbage Collection: 0%
Language Fundamentals: 55%
Operators and Assignments: 100%
Overloading, overriding, runtime type and object orientations: 85%
Threads: 28%
java.awt: 50%
java.lang: 100%
java.util: 100%
java.io: 60%
Thanks for all the great material and advice. Good Luck to all those preparing for the SCJP2.
Dan MacKenzie,
Waltham, MA
Jon Huhtala
Greenhorn

Joined: Apr 10, 2002
Posts: 17
Good work, Dan.
If you were like me, you were probably watching that little count-down clock and estimating that you weren't going fast enough. At least they haven't thought of adding a little TICK-TICK-TICK sound to really drive people nuts.
I think people preparing for the exam should be able to comfortably do the "mocks" in under an hour and a half (if not faster). Working in a strange environment under exam pressure will slow them down.
Congrats!


- Jon Huhtala, SCPJ2<p> "Nothing worthwhile is ever easy..."
Rob Ross
Bartender

Joined: Jan 07, 2002
Posts: 2205
Well you cut it close, but you did pass. Congratulations.


Rob
SCJP 1.4
Raghav Mathur
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jan 12, 2001
Posts: 641
Doesn't matter . Congratulations on being a Sun certified java programmer .
Originally posted by Dan MacKenzie:
I passed the SCJP2 today with 66%. I had 30 seconds remaining when I finished. I left the exam room thinking that I had failed and I was stunned when I was told that I had passed. Threads and Inner Classes were my weakest areas. I know that if I put more time into studying that I would have earned a higher grade, but I'm happy that I passed. I prepared by using the RHE guide, Marcus Green's mock exams and the JavaRanch rules roundup. As I approach Developer certification, I know that it will require a greater effort, but the key is time. The more time you put into preparation, the better you'll perform.
My section analysis:
Declarations and access control: 50%
Flow Control and exception handling: 85%
Garbage Collection: 0%
Language Fundamentals: 55%
Operators and Assignments: 100%
Overloading, overriding, runtime type and object orientations: 85%
Threads: 28%
java.awt: 50%
java.lang: 100%
java.util: 100%
java.io: 60%
Thanks for all the great material and advice. Good Luck to all those preparing for the SCJP2.
Dan MacKenzie,
Waltham, MA


Raghav.
Valentin Crettaz
Gold Digger
Sheriff

Joined: Aug 26, 2001
Posts: 7610
Good job Dan


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