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Cleared SCJP 5 with 94%

Herb Tybur
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Joined: May 12, 2006
Posts: 19
I had planned to take the exam two weeks earlier but I received low scores on JQPlus mocks and so I decided to postpone it. Finally, I took the exam yesterday. On the hindsight, I think it was good that postponed it because there were many questions on the exam that I couldn't have answered earlier without further studies.

Thread questions were tricky. One hint: read the API description of the run() method of Thread class. See what happens if you override the run() method and then pass a Runnable to it.

I primarily used K&B book, which is really bulky but necessary. In my last stage if preparation I used Enthuware mock exams and while initially I was skeptical of their free beta version, they are indeed a value for the money. They have a huge database of good questions.

Don't worry too much about the exam format, d&d questions. It's not that hard. They have a sample test that you can take before the start ofthe actual exam (but that sample exam doesn't have any sample on D&D questions, ).
The exam itself is too long though. 72 questions are a bit too much.

Overall, I am just glad that I am through with it. HOlding all the information in my brain hurts
Tiffiny Yang
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Joined: Mar 29, 2006
Posts: 124
Congradulation Herb !!! Rock on.

Very helpful information.

Did you do all the 10 Tests in JQPlus?
Did you do the Whizlabs?

What about the the level of difficult of JQPlus compared with real exam?
Mikalai Zaikin
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Congratz !!!


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wise owen
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Joined: Feb 02, 2006
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Congradulation!!!
Naseem Khan
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Congrats man


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Herb Tybur
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Joined: May 12, 2006
Posts: 19
Thanks guys!!!

Originally posted by Tiffny Yang:
Congradulation Herb !!! Rock on.

Very helpful information.

Did you do all the 10 Tests in JQPlus?
Did you do the Whizlabs?

What about the the level of difficult of JQPlus compared with real exam?


Yes, I did all the 10 tests and the bonus test. I did not buy whizlab.
It is difficult to say because I thought some of the tests were tougher and some were about the same toughness as the actual exam. I mean there are some questions that are very easy and I didn't get that easy questions in the exam. At the same time, there were some very hard questions too. On an average, I would say it is about the same tilting towards tougher side. The bonus test was quite good because the questions were very similar to the exam questions. But I may be feeling that way because I took it in the end.
Peter Sin
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Joined: Jan 13, 2005
Posts: 547
Congrats !
Tiffiny Yang
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Joined: Mar 29, 2006
Posts: 124
Thank you very much! Herb !

I'd apprepricated your helpful reply, cheers
Bert Bates
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
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Wow Herb,

That's an outstanding score!

We're huddled here, back at the lab, working on the whole "bulky" issue

Bert


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Injun Devil
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Joined: Jul 21, 2006
Posts: 3
Wow:-) gr8
Need to know before K&B which books you had refered.
 
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