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My experience Of SCJP 1.4

meeta verma
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Joined: May 15, 2004
Posts: 19
I cleared SCJP 1.4 today. I got 90%, missed out in threads and Access Control questions.
These are some key facts I want to share with you all.
Firstly, SCJP tests ur fundamentals. U need not be a expert programmer for that. I have no experience of Java but 2 yrs of C++. I started studying java some 2-2.5 months back and then proceeded to prepare for SCJP slowly. Just did K&B and mocks on javaranch mocklist.
In the last 4 days I repeated all Danchisholm and Marcus tests, K&B objectives and my notes (questions of various mocks which i attempted wrong ).

Also I had the notion that the code would be pretty long in the test but that was not the case. 8-10 lines usually and a bit more in some 7-8 questions.

One thing, I read a post 2-3 days back which stated to read K&B's each line."You will get questions which u would never imagine". That's very true. I missed out in these questions. Had I read the post earlier and studied each and every line , score would have been different.

I gave test in NIIT hyd. The environment was ok excepting when students were coming in the room besides the testing room and speaking loudly.There was one girl with a shrill voice which irritated me the most. I had to literally close my ears with my fingers to concentrate, but becoz this was during the last 15 min when I was revising it was bearable.
I think one should take ear plugs....

Thats all from my end.

Will continue to be in the various forums listed here...

Thats a lot !!!This forum is excellent
Dan Chisholm
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Joined: Jul 02, 2002
Posts: 1865
Congratulations meeta!


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tanu dua
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Joined: Apr 05, 2004
Posts: 145
Hi !

I have to give SCJP exam in the mid of August.And i want to get some real time mock i mean i want to have some experience of the mock test application which would be there in the exam centre .Is there any mock test application that resembles the same as that of real test.
Brian Percival
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Joined: Jun 23, 2004
Posts: 163
Greetings from Hogwarts,

That's very true.. the code snippets are usually ridiculously small, but if you are not careful you will make mistakes anyway. For those very few qs where the code is a little lengthy, you will only see the question and a button that you have to click to see the code for that q, which is a little bit irksome..

And sometimes earplugs might cause havoc just as much as not having them might.. Mine were so tight, I thought my brain would be crushed by the end of the exam. Also the pen I was provided was so dry I couldn't use it and I was given a tissue as eraser.. oh well....
Anand Jayaraman
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Joined: Jan 28, 2004
Posts: 104
Good on you, Meeta!!

Well Done!!
Sameer Indian
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Joined: Apr 16, 2004
Posts: 2
Congratulations meeta.
Swamy Nathan
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Joined: May 16, 2004
Posts: 187
rats meeta.



(Er.. rats was short 4 congrats)
[ July 20, 2004: Message edited by: Swamy Nathan ]
ajith
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Joined: Jul 20, 2004
Posts: 1
congratulations
Vikram VM
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Joined: Sep 21, 2005
Posts: 2
Congrats !!

Can u pl tell the complete name u refer as K&B.
A Kumar
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Joined: Jul 04, 2004
Posts: 979
Its the commonly suggested and followed book for java certification exam..

By the authors

Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates.. hence K & B..


Hope you got it

Karu Raj
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Joined: Aug 31, 2005
Posts: 479
congrats

hi can you tell me what you said below .so i can take care


//
One thing, I read a post 2-3 days back which stated to read K&B's each line."You will get questions which u would never imagine". That's very true. I missed out in these questions. Had I read the post earlier and studied each and every line , score would have been different.//
Akhilesh Trivedi
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Joined: Jun 22, 2005
Posts: 1526
Would be great if Meeta answers here, but isn't this thread one year old???


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prag jain
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Joined: Sep 20, 2005
Posts: 4
Congrats !!!
David Ulicny
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Joined: Aug 04, 2004
Posts: 724
Congrats!!!


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