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Passed SCJP - 1.4 with 100%

Nimesh Madanayake
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Joined: Dec 22, 2004
Posts: 1
So it wasn't impossible

Hi All,

I took my exam on the 20th Feb and passed it with 100%!!! Yesterday (9th March), I received the official certificate from Sun Microsystems.

I studied sun certified programmer & developer for Java 2 by Kathy & Bert. This book explains all the exam objectives very clearly while giving a significant number of exam hints. Studying this book helped me a lot. (That was a LOT!!!)

I also used Whiz labs tester from which I benefited heeeeeaaaaaaapsssssssss!!!

I followed a course aimed for this exam in Sri Lanka which is lead by Mr. Ishantha Siribaddana and was earlier conducted at DLC (Currently at their new centre in Thummulla (Colombo), behind Shanthi Vihara restaurant). This course assisted me a lot in achieving my results, especially the group work. I am very thankful to my lecturer, Mr. Kithsiri for all the knowledge, support & encouraging words given to me during the course period and the past few months. I would also give special thanks Rajitha, who conducted an extra class for exam preparation questions. Rajitha gave a significant amount of exam hints which was VERY VERY HELPFUL�. And special thanks to "FOXES" and others who were with me till the end doing group work. Without you guyz this wouldn't have been possible!!!

One of the key practices which assisted me in getting this result (As I believe) is playing with code. When you do some question, don�t just stick to it. Play with it, turn it upside down. Try everything possible. Be as crazy as you want� Try all the crazy things. You�ll be happy at the end of the day.

Be very careful at the exams. Read very carefully. You might get 40 lines of code but with �public static void main(String a){ }� Do you see the missing �[]�? So you don�t even have go passed 2nd or 3rd line out of the 40 difficult LOC. Look for missing semi-colons (especially in anonymous inner classes). And look for �if�, �for�, �while�, etc,. blocks which looks like this:
if ("boolean test");
{ }

Do you see the semi colon at the end of the �if()� ? So the block below will execute irrespective of the boolean test in the �if� condition.

You get heaps of questions like this. Actually it tests your eye sight and observance as well!!!

And finally, If you are preparing yourself for the exam, first of all believe in your self and set your goal as passing the exam with 100%. Study hard, use a tester and do a lot of questions. And PLAY with code!!! Work towards your goal. I�m sure each and every one of you could get 100% if you try hard. At the exam, READ THE QUESTIONS CLEARLY as They are very TRICKY!!!

Well, that�s about it. If anyone needs to know anything more please don�t hesitate to write to me (nimeshdilraj@yahoo.com)

Okay then.....

cheers!!!

Best if Luck...

Nimesh

[ March 09, 2005: Message edited by: Nimesh Madanayake ]
[ March 09, 2005: Message edited by: Nimesh Madanayake ]

~ Nim ~
Srinivasa Raghavan
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Joined: Sep 28, 2004
Posts: 1228
Congrats !!!


Thanks & regards, Srini
MCP, SCJP-1.4, NCFM (Financial Markets), Oracle 9i - SQL ( 1Z0-007 ), ITIL Certified
Tong Chen
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Joined: Apr 26, 2002
Posts: 1011
super score! congratulations!


Tong Chen (Seattle USA)<br />SCJP,SCWCD,SCDJWS,IBM XML,MCP.NET,MCAD.NET,MCSD.NET
Antony Rethinam
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Joined: May 11, 2004
Posts: 3
Congrats Nimesh!!!


Thanx<br />Antony
Akash Singhal
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Joined: Feb 12, 2005
Posts: 11
Congrats ..... its a really good score......
mohamed safraz
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Joined: Aug 29, 2004
Posts: 50
awesome Score!

What a Great Score U had.

On behalf of Sun Certified Professional Assosiation, We Congrats to Mr. Nimesh Madanayaka Who Scored 100% {might be the first Sri Lankan}

We are proud to have a Genie like you. Wish U the best for your future activities
Vijay Kumar
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Joined: Jul 24, 2003
Posts: 260
wow thats great
Congrats !!!
Vijay
Kai Witte
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Posts: 356
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