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For sure I would not have passed the SCJP5 exam without these three valuable mock exams. For sure I treasure each time spend on Marcus Green mock exam and I also treasure each cent I paid for the last two commercial ones.
Studying by myself was a great experience for me, specially because I also have improved my english skills.
After this hard journey, I realized that the key point in order to get certified is to use the correct and focused stuff for that. So, my simple suggestion is that you should focus your studies in only one book and practice a lot of mock exams. As much as you can.
I also think that you have to have discipline, determination and always look ahead aiming your objectives.
I confess you that during my self study journey, I missed some incentive a few times and become overwhelmed but I've always looked ahead and kept moving on without discourage.
So please, don't get discouraged if you get low scores on K&B SCJP5 Master exams.
Just for your information, I personally got 65% on Master Exam #1 and 70% on Master Exam #2. Such Master Exam questions are tougher than real one.
My other suggestion is that you should spend at least 15 minutes a day on JavaRanch. I personally have increased my Java skills for the exam after join to JavaRanch.
Once this forum is really focused on the exam, you will get tips about what to study and what do not. Also believe : I've never waited more than 5 hours to get my doubts solved. That's a good idea spend some minutes on JavaRanch.
Finally, I would like to thank all JavaRanch members for their valuable support and all JavaRanch moderators, specially to Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates for such wonderful book.
Bert, do you remember my email where I suggested you to release a Java course on DVD ? Think about it.
Thank you SOOOOOOO much guys for everything and I hope to see many cases of success here as always.
Best Regards, Edisandro - (Greetings from Brazil). [ April 23, 2006: Message edited by: Edisandro Bessa ]
"If someone asks you to do something you don't know how to, don't tell I don't know, tell I can learn instead." - Myself
what will be the next certif you gonna give a try? [ April 23, 2006: Message edited by: Arno Reper ]
The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything<br /> <br />>>> SCJP 5.0 >> SCJD B&S <<< In progress
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It's your trade mark, isn't ?
Man, a few weeks ago I was decided to study for Sun Certified Mobile Application Developer for the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (SCMAD), but I'm not sure yet. I'm taking a look at market perspectives in my contry and might be I would go for Sun Certified Web Component Developer for the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition(SCWCD). But I've not decided yet.
Both technologies are largest used in Brazil but there're more J2EE profissionals available than J2ME in Brazil's market. I'm still deciding....
By the way guys, what would be your suggestions for me based on your previous experience or about you have ever heard ?
We haven't forgotten your idea, but you'll have to stay tuned at JavaRanch for future announcements. Speaking of which, now that your "Java guru" status is official, we hope you'll stick around and help answer questions
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Congratulations Edisandro. 91% is by no means a shabby score considering English isnt even your first language. You are an inspiration to us all, especially to people like me who have a tiny bit of language experience and until a week ago was wholly unsure and confused about how to go about it. I now feel confident more than ever and actually cant wait to get started. Thanks Again. Amit