This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
About the Exam it was not so much easy ..lots of question were trickier .
As i m working as Software Engineer so getting not enough time for prepartion though i m working mininum 2-3 hours daily for Certification Study.
I had read K&B Book thrice.Given almost all mock Exams in Javaranch Page and Used JQPlus .
Here i want to clear that so many people had posted that K&B is not sufficient but i want to add that if u match with objectives of 1.4 then u can not get perfect book as K&B.
Yes if u want to gain new concepts and thorough understanding of Java then u can refer Khalid Mughal and Thinking in Java. But for SCJP 1.4 its sufficient.
Reading Khalid Mughal gives u confidence and good concepts which will help u in so many hard mock exams.
About Mock Exam :
I am getting 66% (JQPlus Tough) , 77% to 88% JQPlus Standard Exams, 96,96,90 in Marcus Exam Accordingly, 85% in Bill Gorden, 91% in John Hunt, 91% K&B Mock Exam. DO as much as Mock Exams as you can. Read K&B throughly.
I also want to thank you my colleagues Biren,Pankaj who are constantly encourage me and took part actively in my exam problems .
Last...but not least...the man who inspire me To Be Certified and teach me very very cool concepts of Java ... my Senior Mr. Purav Gandhi.
and how can i forget you java ranchers...thank you so much.
I am lover of HF(Head First Series)of Kathy Sierra having all HF books so very very much thankful to you both .I had followed K&B not only by exam contents but also reading tricks and exam related tricks.
How much you studied after mocks, what you did after jq plus mocks, I have JQ PLUS V 4, I got 88% in practice tough and easy, gave till date 5 standard and 90% is average (86 90 90 88 96).
what you will advice me, as I am thinking of studying kath, khalid once while giving remaining mocks. also reviewing all jq plus question bank etc.
you also mentioned marcus mocks but I find 3 tests are on 1.2 objectives so how you count marks ignore 1.2 questions FILES,AWT. if you have link of 1.4 exam mail me
how similar or different jq and marcus compared to real, more tougher, easier. [ August 31, 2005: Message edited by: Santana Iyer ]
Joined: Jun 11, 2005
Thank you very much all ....Kai Witte ,Mohamed Shafi,Santana Iyer. It was my dream that i can get comment on my score by my favourite authors ( K & B ).
About Santana Iyer 's quries.... Cool your score is really really very good...you can appear for the exam. for Marcus Exams though its for 1.2 and u have to minus all question of AWT,IO...but it will stand for your milestone for SCJP.
But..i have one query to ppl who alreay passsed ....and my dear authors .... i still not get mail from SUN about my certification so that i can log on to cermananager.....
How much i should i wait....??? What to do ???
Joined: Jun 13, 2005
thanks, what you did in last two weeks or after mocks!