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Your score was very good. How did you prepare for the exam? How much time did you need to complete the exam? Do you have any advice for those that are studying now?
Dan Chisholm<br />SCJP 1.4<br /> <br /><a href="http://www.danchisholm.net/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Try my mock exam.</a>
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Thanks for the compliments Mr.Chisholm.
How I went about preparing? Read K&B's book(would suggest reading the same thoroughly) ,took online tutorials(going through Dan's topic-wise tutorial is a must;notes prepared by previous test takers is really helpful),took mock exams(All the exams listed on the ranch site are really good and helpful).
The actual test? The test shouldn't be really tough if the preparation has been good enough.I messed up a question on threads(quite confusing,atleast that is how i felt).Due to negligence I wrongly answered a question on operators n assignment(so always be alert,even if you feel like a master of any topic).I could finish answering all the questions in 1hr 15mins.I then reviewed all the questions,just to be sure.Thats it.
I felt that Dan Chisholm exams were very very good for preparing for the SCJP.Now I am preparing for SCBCD and I feel why there are no Dan Chisholm chapter wise exams for SCBCD exam also.Hope it could be there soon so that it could be really helpfull for us all