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Cleared SCJP 5.0

Kiran Gavate
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 18, 2007
Posts: 25
Dear all,

Yesterday I cleared the SCJP 5.0 exam with 93%.

I was relatively new to Java having almost no hands on experience. I have a very good programming and design experience in database technologies. It took me almost 6 months to prepare for the exam besides my other responsibilities e.g. full time, demanding work, and family with a 1.5 yrs. kid I must thank my wife first for her unconditional support.

I studied with the K&B book, which I feel is sufficient for the exam and is really an excellent book. I think no SCJP 5 success story can be complete without the mention of K&B. The two minute drills are excellent for revisions and last min. preparations. I had a difficulty initially to understand collections and generics and I referred to some material on the internet to enhance my understanding. This is not to say that the K&B book does not explain them well, in fact it does explain those topics in the most easy to understand way, but I was simply not catching the basics and reading something different gave me a good start.

I wrote a 100s of small programs to improve my understanding and burn the concepts in. I verified every new concept and every important point by writing code wherever possible. Whenever I answered a mock question wrongly, I actually coded and ran the program to see the output. This really helped me a lot.

Thanks to all the ranchers who helped me directly and indirectly. Although I did not post many questions, reading other's questions and responses helped me a lot.

Many questions in the exam were easier than the mocks I had taken. d&d were some of the toughest questions. Many questions were based on the fundamentals, but overall I feel I got a good mix, from basic to more difficult questions. Time was not a problem as 175 min. are really sufficient to answer the 72 questions and also review them. It gave me a warning when I wanted to review the d&d questions that the answers will be reset.

Studying for SCJP was a great learning experience for me and I am happy to get a start in Java technology.
The next step is obviously the SCWCD and I have already purchased the HFSJ book. I wish all the best to everybody who are studying for the Sun certification exams.

Kiran


Kiran
kalpana ram
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Joined: May 20, 2007
Posts: 38
Hi kiran,

Congratulations!!

That's great score for for a beginner.

Kalpana.
Raghavan Muthu
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Joined: Apr 20, 2006
Posts: 3344

Howdy Kiran Gavate,

Congratualations first of all

Well said about the preparations and thanks for sharing your experiences which shows your hardword,dedication and sincerity!


I think no SCJP 5 success story can be complete without the mention of K&B.


Of course! I think it holds to greater extent (dont want to describe it in percentage as i may not be correct).


I wrote a 100s of small programs to improve my understanding and burn the concepts in. I verified every new concept and every important point by writing code wherever possible. Whenever I answered a mock question wrongly, I actually coded and ran the program to see the output. This really helped me a lot.


That really shows the spirit and the real source of knowledge.I am sure it would definitely feed in the buddies who are in the track of taking exams.

Good luck for your SCWCD too!

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anil kumar
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Joined: Feb 23, 2007
Posts: 447
Hi

Kiran Congrats...

That's a Great Score,its nice to see such a good story of your sucess.

AND ALL THE BEST FOR YOUR SCWCD.

Thanks

Anil Kumar
Nik Arora
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Joined: Apr 26, 2007
Posts: 652
Hi Kiran,
Congrats




Regards
Nik
Rupika jain
Greenhorn

Joined: May 31, 2007
Posts: 4
Hello Kiran,
Congrats! The information you posted is really helpful
Tamil selvan
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Joined: Apr 07, 2007
Posts: 69
Congrats Kiran!

Excellent score.

All the best for SCWCD


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Paul Anilprem
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Congratulations!!! Good work.


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Vassili Vladimir
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Joined: Mar 08, 2007
Posts: 1585
Congrats


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Amit Ghorpade
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Joined: Jun 06, 2007
Posts: 2716
    
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Congrats,
and thanks for the experience you shared with us.


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Mohit Chadha
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Joined: Feb 04, 2007
Posts: 264
Congratulations!
Anthony Ku Ong
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Joined: Dec 09, 2006
Posts: 235
Congratulations !


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Kiran Gavate
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 18, 2007
Posts: 25
Thank you all for your wishes. Thanks Raghavan, Rupika, Amit for letting me know that my story is useful

Kiran
Joe Harry
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Joined: Sep 26, 2006
Posts: 9345
    
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Congrats!


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srinivas marasu
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Joined: Mar 25, 2007
Posts: 290
congratulations kiran!good luck to your scwcd.





-srinivas
Rahul Bhattacharjee
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Joined: Nov 29, 2005
Posts: 2308
Congratulations Kiran Gavate.


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Bert Bates
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
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Wow Kiran, that's a great score!!!

We're glad the book helped, and all the ranchers appreciate your advice.

Bert


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