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Really happy! Passed SCJP 1.4 with 95%

Mathias Widman

Joined: Mar 20, 2003
Posts: 1
Hi dudes!
Just wanted to encourage you guys that have a solid C++ background that you can do this in a short time if you concentrate. I have 10 years of professional C++ development background. I've also teached OOD/OOP in C++ at the university a few years ago, so I know it really well.
I prepared for this exam by attending a 4 day crash-course in Java2 1.4 where we used Bruce Eckels book "Thinking in Java". After that I studied for about another 3 days, mostly doing mock exams. Started with the cow-game :-) and continued with another 5-6 moch exams. I went for it and got 95%!
I've had no experience with Java before this! I concentrated on learning the differences between C++ and Java and on the many exam traps discussed here and shown in the mock exams.
So, really learn the difference between Java/C++ and then trust your previous experience and instincts... I spent less than 100 hours on this and succeeded big time!
Going for Developers now...
Good luck you guys!
Jonas Isberg
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Joined: Mar 18, 2003
Posts: 118
Congratulations and good luck with the developer exam!
Valentin Crettaz
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Joined: Aug 26, 2001
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Nice shot Mathias

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Leandro Oliveira
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Joined: Nov 07, 2002
Posts: 298
congratulations Mathias Widman! well done!
John Lee
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Dan Chisholm
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Joined: Jul 02, 2002
Posts: 1865
Congratulations Mathias!

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Ajith Kallambella

Joined: Mar 17, 2000
Posts: 5782
Congratulations and good luck for your future endeavours!

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Ke Liu
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Joined: Feb 15, 2003
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Ruff Young
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