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Passed SCJP with 62%

Tony Veale

Joined: Sep 17, 2004
Posts: 1
But here's the rub. My employer asked (nay, told) everyone writing Java on a particular project that they had to take the exam within 2 weeks. Now, the Java programmers on the project ranged in experience from a few years down to no experience whatsoever (which included myself). The scores ranged from 80% down to 46%, but the majority lay in the 60's and 70's.

So given the short period of time in which to study for this exam, plus the lack of experience, I consider my 62% somewhat of an achievement. No doubt with the 6-12 months experience (as suggested before the exam is taken), I would score better.

Also a word of thanks for the Rules Roundup Questions at JavaRanch; they helped me a lot.

My study book was Sun Certified Programmer & Developer for Java 2 Study Guide By Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates, which I would wholeheartedly recommend as the book to use to pass the exam.
Joyce Lee
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Joined: Jul 11, 2003
Posts: 1392
Congratulations, Tony!!!

I agree. Here's the link:
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