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Cleared SCJP 1.4 with 98%

Amol Deshmukh
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Joined: Jun 05, 2005
Posts: 12
I cleared SCJP1.4 with 98% (60/61) today.
While I have not been a regular at javaranch, the tips that helped me the most were from this forum.

I prepared for the test for about 3 weeks, although the real preparation only lasted 7-10 days. I used the rules roundup game on javaranch extensively in the first couple of weeks (Abt 2-4 rounds per day). I highly recommend K&B book and Dan Chisholm's tests. The tests that come with K&B book are about the same level of difficulty as the real test. Dan Chisholm's tests were definitely tougher than the real exam but helped me focus on the areas that I needed to work on the most.

I wish best of luck for all SCJP aspirants and thanks to others who posted their experiences before me - I got really good advice on this forum!

Regards,
~ amol
Kedar Dravid
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Joined: May 28, 2004
Posts: 333
Welcome to the 98 club, dude!
sushma yeruva
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Joined: Jun 17, 2005
Posts: 10
HEYY CONGRATES!!!
Thanks for ur information abt SCJP moc tests,which helps me to focus on subject.
S.L.Narayanan
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Joined: Apr 01, 2005
Posts: 431
Congratulations!!!

Well Done!!!


SCJP 1.4, SCWCD 1.4, SCBCD 1.3, NEXT--->IBM XML
lalit upadheyay
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Joined: Jun 20, 2005
Posts: 110
Hi Amol. I am preparing for SCJP1.4 Exam from "A Programmer's Guide to Java� Certification" by Khalid A. Mughal. I also want to perform well in the exam but i am working so i don't get enough time daily. I get sufficient time on weekends ( saturday, sunday). Can you suggest me the some study schedule/targets and no of revisions to be made before appearing for the exam.

Thanks and Congrats!!


SCJP1.4, SCWCD1.4, SCBCD5.0(working on...)
Amol Deshmukh
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Joined: Jun 05, 2005
Posts: 12
Originally posted by lalit upadheyay:
Hi Amol. I am preparing for SCJP1.4 Exam from "A Programmer's Guide to Java� Certification" by Khalid A. Mughal. I also want to perform well in the exam but i am working so i don't get enough time daily. I get sufficient time on weekends ( saturday, sunday). Can you suggest me the some study schedule/targets and no of revisions to be made before appearing for the exam.

Thanks and Congrats!!


Thanks Lalit.
In my case, I too did not get enough time on weekdays, but I made it a point to "play" the javaranch rules roundup game about 3-4 times daily till I started getting all correct always... that sort of warmed me up to the preparation. Then in the final week I read through K&B. I dont know if the choice of book you use makes a difference - but I can say that K&B definitely helped me a LOT! Also, I could read the entire SCJP portion of the book in 3 days (1 working day and 2 weekends), so after that I went to taking mock exams and reading javadocs whenever I needed to lookup an API question (or Java Lang Spec if there was a conceptual or syntax-related doubt). I reviewed the chapter summaries in each chapter of K&B twice after I had initially read it once.

I cant say the same approach would work for someone else, but you could probably tailor the approach to suit you. I really must mention though that Dan Chisholm's tests are very good. If you do *all* of his 20 tests and are able to understand and absorb all the solutions then you know you are ready for the exam. If you have sufficient time before you take the test, maybe you could try buying his book too. (BTW, when you takes DC's tests, keep your answer sheets for all the tests you take, and write in short what went wrong with each question - that will be valuable material for review on the last day!).
Tong Chen
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Joined: Apr 26, 2002
Posts: 1011
congratulations and enjoy!


Tong Chen (Seattle USA)<br />SCJP,SCWCD,SCDJWS,IBM XML,MCP.NET,MCAD.NET,MCSD.NET
B. Harris
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Joined: Apr 08, 2004
Posts: 21
Amol,

It is wonderful to know Rules Roundup helped! I will start working that into my schedule.

Dan's mocks look good. The world always interrupts me though before completing.

Congratulations!!!
lalit upadheyay
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Joined: Jun 20, 2005
Posts: 110
Thank you Amol for your advice. I will try to move on the right track as soon as i can.
lalit upadheyay
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Joined: Jun 20, 2005
Posts: 110
Hi Amol. Can you please explain me in detail about the the Rules Round up game. I am quite new to javaranch and i don't know how to play the the Rules Round up game.

Thanks.
paramasivam Ramu
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Joined: Mar 30, 2005
Posts: 39
hai Amol Deshmukh ,


CONGRATS!!!







with regards,
P.Ramu
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