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Passed SCJP with 88%

Nitin Bhagwat
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Joined: Sep 09, 2004
Posts: 132
Hello All,

Passed SCJP 1.4 with 88% marks.

I came to know about this forum very late and was not aware there are special books for exam!!

Used Java 2 The complete reference book for study. This book is good but not designed for exam. It was a good experience working in AS/400 and learning Java in rest of the time!!

I am thankful to Moderators and all those who helped me to understand.

Sorry Barry, I am aware that we should post exam results in the Sun Certification Results forum. But I must thank you to all of those helped me to understand Java concept.


"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."
Jay Pawar
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Joined: Aug 27, 2004
Posts: 411
Congratulations Nitin nice score.
Can you share the exam experience ?


Cheers,<br />Jay<br /> <br />(SCJP 1.4)<br />Heights of great men were not achieved in one day, they were toiling day and night while their companions slept.
Nitin Bhagwat
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Joined: Sep 09, 2004
Posts: 132
Thank you Jay,
Before exam I saw exam hall and all facilities provided by test center. Then I scheduled exam with that center. Exam time provided was 2 hrs. You may take sample test before actual exam. We may take survey (optional) after exam.

Exam level was not hard. There are some tricky questions. If we complete .this list of mock exam, with good score we are good to go�

There are questions from String and StringBuffer (this is not covered in syllabus!!)
As per agreement I can not disclose exact questions, but Java Ranch is best place to get exact idea of type of questions we can expect in real exam.

Hope this helps
[ December 21, 2004: Message edited by: Nitin Bhagwat ]
Barry Gaunt
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Joined: Aug 03, 2002
Posts: 7729
Congratulations Nitin!
[ December 21, 2004: Message edited by: Barry Gaunt ]

Ask a Meaningful Question and HowToAskQuestionsOnJavaRanch
Getting someone to think and try something out is much more useful than just telling them the answer.
Jay Pawar
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Joined: Aug 27, 2004
Posts: 411
Nitin,
Thanks for the feedback and appreciate your inputs.


There are questions from String and StringBuffer (this is not covered in
syllabus!!)



I know according to the policy that you are not suppose to reveal the questions. I have one question for you though could you elaborate more on the above quote without revealing the actual exam question ?

Thanks again for sharing the information.
Nitin Bhagwat
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Joined: Sep 09, 2004
Posts: 132
Questions on String and StringBuffer may include methods of String and StringBuffer. It is possible you may get question similar using addition sign or using += sign with string and / or using methods like append, replace etc.

There was question of confirming string immutibility - Question was about passing string as a parameter to another method and changing string value in another method. We have to select appropriate value of string after that method completion.

I think, similar questions were studied in SCJP forum. You can search forum for "Sting" or "StringBuffer" and you may get lot of questions about Sting or StringBuffer.

Hope this helps you.
[ December 21, 2004: Message edited by: Nitin Bhagwat ]
MannY Gates
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Joined: Nov 05, 2004
Posts: 57
Congratulations Nitin..
You did it without any specialised support... Thants pretty impressive...


Regards,<br /> <br />MannY<br />----------------------------------------------------------- <br />"Beam me up Scotty, there's no intelligent life down here" !!! <br />------------------------------------------------------------
Nitin Bhagwat
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Joined: Sep 09, 2004
Posts: 132
Thank you Manny !
Jay Pawar
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Joined: Aug 27, 2004
Posts: 411
Nitin,
Thanks a lot for clarifying.
Jugal Hans
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Joined: Aug 30, 2004
Posts: 17

Passed SCJP 1.4 with 88% marks.
It was a good experience working in AS/400 and learning Java in rest of the time!!

First of all "heartiest congratulations" on your score.
I am also from AS/400 background and just like you, I am also aiming to get java certification.
Can u give me some tips on how to approach the exam bearing in mind that I am also from AS/400 (or RPG to be precise) with "0" knowledge of OO concept.
Though by now I am pretty much OK with the concepts but if you can throw a little more light on how to prepare for the test , that will be really great!!

Thank you in advance.
Steve Howard
Greenhorn

Joined: Dec 22, 2004
Posts: 2
I too, just passed today, although my score was not as high, LOL. I am actually a DBA and wanted to round out my skill set. As noted, I cannot provide exact questions, but I can say I was surprised there were absolutely zero questions on the shift operators. Threads were hit pretty hard, and you *really* had to understand all permutations of inheritance.
Nitin Bhagwat
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Joined: Sep 09, 2004
Posts: 132
Congratulations Steve !

Thank you Jugal,
If you are not aware of OO concept, i would like to suggest to just get to know some important points of OO concept. (actual program practice may not be necessary). I used Java 2 The complete reference book for study. This book is not for Exam, this book is good for beginners. This book covers very nice part of OO. If you decide reading of this book, then after this book , it would be nice idea to read some other books specially written for exam. List of these book can be found on Java ranch FAQ section.
Wish you all the best !
Radhika Jonnalagadda
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Joined: Oct 13, 2004
Posts: 89
Congrats Nitin


best regards,<br />Radhika<br /> <br />Dare to Dream.Care to Achieve.<br />SCJP 1.4, SCWCD 1.4.
Ajith Kallambella
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Joined: Mar 17, 2000
Posts: 5782
Congratulations and best wishes for your future endeavors.


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