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Passed SCJP 1.4

Mihai Lihatchi
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Joined: Oct 28, 2005
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I passed SCJP 1.4 today with 90%. Made some stupid choices for garbage collection which killed my score. (I used to get around 75-80 % in GC questions , at the exam only 33% )
My advice : Always look again at each question after you go through them once although time is not really on your side. This alone brought me 15% I guess.
And maybe a Java Language Specification study wouldn't hurt (I never used one).
BTW : the questions are similar to Marcus Green's mock exam so I guess a good point would be to do the 1.4 exam at his site (listed on the mock exam list)
Good luck to everybody
PS : I would like to go for SCBCD - do you think I need SCJP 1.5 for this or SCJP 1.4 is fine ?

[ February 10, 2006: Message edited by: Mihai Lihatchi ]
[ February 10, 2006: Message edited by: Mihai Lihatchi ]

Better, faster, lighter Java ... you mean Ruby right ?
SCEA5,SCBCD1.3,SCWCD5,SCJP1.4 - memories from my youth.
wise owen
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Joined: Feb 02, 2006
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Mihai Lihatchi
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Joined: Oct 28, 2005
Posts: 138

Thanks . . I think I will start with Oracle Certification for a while and than go back to SCBCD and SCWCD (maybe SCBCD will be upgraded by that time).
satya shibamahapatra

Joined: Feb 11, 2006
Posts: 3
congrats . what a score u get. can u tell
me how much time u spent for preparation.
i am planning to appear it. so plz reply
Mihai Lihatchi
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Joined: Oct 28, 2005
Posts: 138

Well. I have been using Java for about 4 years at the university and 1 year at my work place. I wanted to prepare in one month and take the exam in 2005 but I had no time so I stoped preparing. I resumed preparation on January 30 and took the exam in 10th of february.Basically just K&B book and the mock exams on the ranch where the key .
Anyhow I am dissapointed since I thought I am a Java advanced programmer. Until you get to such an exam you never really know. But at least I am happy I have passed.
With a little knowledge, a cast iron skillet is non-stick and lasts a lifetime.
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