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Passed SCJP with 96%

shetal bansal
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Joined: May 09, 2005
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I passed SCJP1.4 with 96% this weekend...

When I started my preparation I was just aiming at just clearing the exam, but this forum gave me the guidance and the confidence to score much high!!

I would really like to thank Javaranch forum!!

I referred K&B and kept a regular eye on JavaRanch discussion forum.
I also referred Dan`s Study Guide 1.Did all the practice test in it.
Then started with mock up exams, like Jxam, Bill Brodgen, Java, JQPlus, A K Gupta mock test, Majji`s Mock test, java certificate mock exams, Poddar`s mock exams, Marcus Green(saved them for the last week).

Though the actual exam was quite simple as compared to these mockup exams, but giving all these exams, gave me lot of confidence and I think just clearing the exam should not be the aim, but a thorough understanding of the subject is lot more important.

Thanks again to all the ranchers..

Peter Cox

Joined: Jul 18, 2005
Posts: 6
Excellent result! Well done.
Kedar Dravid
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Joined: May 28, 2004
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Shabaash, Shetal!
Bert Bates

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Wow Shetal!

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paramasivam Ramu
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Joined: Mar 30, 2005
Posts: 39

Well done!!!

SCJP 1.4
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Joined: Apr 01, 2005
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Congratulations Shetal!!!

Well Done!!!

sameer inamdar
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Joined: Jul 04, 2005
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Thanks. Its really started to build my confidance.
If girls can do why not a hardworking and experience boy like me..

Jokes apart. and all the best for your future in java

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raghavendra vema

Joined: Jun 12, 2005
Posts: 25
congratulations shetal !!!

what next??

ragha SCJP1.4 SCBCD 1.3(prep) SCWCD 1.4(prep)

Raghavendra Vema SCJP 1.4 SCBCD 1.3
perfuser oops

Joined: Jun 09, 2005
Posts: 3
Hi Shetal,
Congrtas on your success
I too am thinking of writing the SCJP1.4
But not very sure Wheather to write SCJP1.4 or directly write 1.5
Can you just guide me what all books to refer and which all sites I can write the Mock SCJP test.
waiting for your reply
Ravi Upasi
shetal bansal
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Joined: May 09, 2005
Posts: 63
Hi Ravi,
As regards deciding which exam to write, its a matter of personal preference.Right now as 1.5 is quite new, there are not much good mock tests and reference material available as for 1.4.So I personally felt that its more important to score well than to just pass the exam.1.5 being comparitively new, it was quite difficult to do so.Besides still there are lot of s/w applications exisiting in 1.4, so getting a certification in 1.4 will be fine.It will take a while for 1.5 to really come up.I feel its better to give first level (1.4), and then quickly go for higher level of certifications in Java that culd do a better value addition.

As regards the mock tests, I stuck to Dans study guide 1 for the first level of learning.Of course after completing K&B twice.
Then started with mock tests.Based on everyone`s review about mock tests, I jotted down all the mock tests that I would be giving.
I made a document like "Things to Remember" and after every mock exam listed down the new learnings/mistakes in it.That helped me a lot.By the end that document had some 130 points to remember.. .
I have listed all the mock exams I gave in my first mail.
I got links to all the above mock exams from javaranch mock exam list.
The link is
mock list Link on javaranch
Also u can refer
Mock exam list 2
for a list of mock exams.Try to do all the free mock exams.

Also Jdiscuss gives the difficulty level of various mocks:
Mock exam comparision on jdiscuss
On jdiscuss itself you can also see a score comparision between mock exams and actual exam.

Last but not the least, donot forget to keep a regular eye on Javaranch forum, it solves most of your doudts and concepts!!

All the best!!

Let me know if you need any other help!!

God Bless You!!

[ July 20, 2005: Message edited by: shetal bansal ]
perfuser oops

Joined: Jun 09, 2005
Posts: 3
HI Sheetal,

Thanks for your response..

Joined: Mar 25, 2005
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Shaila Vijaya Raja

Joined: Apr 09, 2005
Posts: 23

With Regards,<br />Shaila Vijaya Raja<br /> <br />SCJP1.4
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