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Passed SCJP 5.0 with 75%

Jalal ud Din

Joined: Dec 20, 2006
Posts: 24
Thank you java ranchers for helping me through the exam. Certification Results forum was most helpful as it provided me the guidelines how people passed the test and most importantly which books to use for preparation. I started K&B�s book. It made me worried almost all the times whenever I completed a Self Test exam at the end of each chapter. In most of the chapters I was able to score 45% on average( Although I have 7+ years of Java/J2EE development experience). Due to lack of time from my business only able to finish up the last chapter a day before the exam and results consistency (45%) remained the same except for the couple of chapters. On the morning of the test I practiced the quiz part for 45 minutes and was forced to use tips and reference of each question every time. When I reached the examination center I was sure of going to be failed as I read the whole book just for one time. But the exam proved to be relatively simple as Exam watches of Book were really really very helpful during the exam. When I completed the test I was sure that I am going to pass the test . Now going to hunt for Architect Exam and still expecting the same time crunch. Any suggestion for me how to proceed for SCEA?

Jalal ud Din
Lahore Pakistan
luo luo
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Joined: Dec 09, 2003
Posts: 36
Jalal, Congratulations!

Could you confirm that which books you used for the exam? Just the HF book?
I thought that it was for EJB 1.2 not for EJB 1.3? If I am wrong, please correct me.

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gianni ipez
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Joined: Jan 02, 2007
Posts: 65
glad to hear it's not going to be too difficult!
Bert Bates

Joined: Oct 14, 2002
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Congrats Jalal!


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Jalal ud Din

Joined: Dec 20, 2006
Posts: 24
luo luo: the book name is
SCJP Sun Certified Programmer for Java 5 Study Guide (Exam 310-055) By Kathy Sierra, Bert Bates
Pradeep Chopra
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Joined: Feb 21, 2003
Posts: 86
Congratulations! I recommend regular participation in SCEA forum for your exam. Do understand that unlike SCJP, SCEA will take significant more time and attention and you must plan accordingly.

Best wishes,

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Dan Hill

Joined: Apr 06, 2007
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Congrats, Jalal, and thank you for the description of your studying process. I seem to be on about the same pace as you were, and I was starting to wonder if I should continue studying for SCJP, or switch to SCPA instead. After your message, I will continue to plug away in "K and B"'s book for SCJP.

I will also take advantage of Sun's current offer for a free retake on the exam, and go ahead and take the real test sooner to a real feel for it, not worrying so much about my score. Hopefully, I'll pass the first time anyway!

Good luck to you!

Joe Harry
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Joined: Sep 26, 2006
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Congrats Jalal! Good luck with your other certifications!

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Anthony Ku Ong
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Joined: Dec 09, 2006
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SCJP 1.4 , SCWCD 1.5 , SCBCD 1.5
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