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Passed SCJP 1.4

K Vadlamudi

Joined: Apr 06, 2003
Posts: 1
Hi All,
Passed SCJP 1.4 with 81%. I think it was an okay score as i spent just three weeks to prepare for the exam.

Many thanks to
- Khalid Azim Mughal, Rolf Rasmussen, for an excellent book,
- Velumurugan for his notes,
- Bill Brogden, Marcus Green for their book which i read in 2 days (didn't feel like leaving it., dealt the concepts amazingly)
- Dan Chisholm -> I enjoyed solving your problems.
Here are some tips for experienced ( 3+ years atleast) programmers who wish to get certified fast.
Here is how i prepared for the exam.
a) Week 1 -> Logged onto and read messages of successful candidates. That gave me the much needed INSPIRATION. Also went through the Faq several times. I spent around 2 hours per day during this week.
b) Week 2 -> Went through Mughal, Rasmussen's book atleast 5 - 6 hours a day.
c) Week 3 -> Started solving Don Chisholm's papers. Though i couldn't solve all of them but i covered about 50% of them in 4 days.
d) Bought Brogden, Marcus Green's book and read it for couple of days. I liked the book so much that i spent around 7 to 8 hours each day.
e) One day before the exam i printed Velumurugan's notes and went though it thoroughly, Though the notes is designed for 1.2 version it covered 1.4 too.
f) I had enough time to take just one exam of Marcus Green's Mock exams and i scored around 70%, i knew i was very careless when i took that exam and made silly mistakes. But i had enough confidence by then to appear for the main exam
Most of the credit goes to my 5 month old who gave no troubles at all during my entire preparation and my wife who kept on discussing the topics with me even during dinner
What next ? Want to take the Web Component Developer exam as i am working with JSP/Servlets for the last couple of years.
Many many thanks to all of you ranchers. This website is a paradise for JAVA guys..., Excellent website.

Kumar Vadlamudi
Valentin Crettaz
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Joined: Aug 26, 2001
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Nice shot Kumar

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Ke Liu
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Joined: Feb 15, 2003
Posts: 143
Congratulations !

Francis Siu
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Joined: Jan 04, 2003
Posts: 867
Well donw & Congratulations !
Thank you for your tips to study this exam

Francis Siu
Dan Chisholm
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Joined: Jul 02, 2002
Posts: 1865
Congratulations Kumar!

Dan Chisholm<br />SCJP 1.4<br /> <br /><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Try my mock exam.</a>
Gurucharan Murudeshwar

Joined: Feb 19, 2003
Posts: 15
Congrats !!!
Whats your next certification exam ?
Ajith Kallambella

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

Open Group Certified Distinguished IT Architect. Open Group Certified Master IT Architect. Sun Certified Architect (SCEA).
John Lee
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Joined: Aug 05, 2001
Posts: 2545
I agree. Here's the link:
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