Today I cleared my SCJP 1.5 with 72% Percentage might not be that great but I think I did pretty well for my efforts. I would like thank this forum and every body Specially author of the book Kathy Siera and Bert Bates and also Chandra,Padama,Marc and all others who provided great technical assistance. and Megha Joshi who scored 100% was a big inspiration. was no where near her but ..... Thanks to every one for all your valuable inputs. Will soon provide info about exam from my end
Till then See yaa Charandeep
Joined: May 08, 2007
Congrats !!!for your success!!!
Joined: Mar 25, 2007
Congratulations Charandeep! You did it! it's pretty decent score!
Thanks for your wishes Dhwani,Srinivas and Jothi Shankar
Some inputs from my side for the exam.
1.) Please make sure that you are thorough with the generics part a lot of questions come on it. 2.) API's another major thing Dateformat and Numberformat etc. I did badly only in that. 3.)Threads is there in exam but if you are taking some mock exams like I took enthuware test series it is relatively easy I scored 100% in that .
4.)you might find a little problem with drag and drop questions initially with how to place them and stuff but once you get hold of it you will be ok . bad thing about drag and drop questions is you can not review them once you are done ,if you re-visit then you will need to answer that again.
5.)time is not the problem in the exam initially you might feel that you are a little slow but believe me that time is more than just enough I finished my exam almost 1 hour before time.
6.)Make sure that you read and re-read 3-4 time each question and all the options and you are convinced with what you have answered. one good thing about the exam is it tells you how many options to mark for a particular question. 7.)Study the path related question well I had almost 3-4 of them . 8.) In exam check for illegal non-static method and variable uses in static methods. 9.)If parent class do not have no-arg constructor check the child class and same for if the constructor is private for parent class .
My break up for the section analysis in exam was
Declarations, initialization and scoping :: 91% Flow Control :: 90% API Contents :: 40%(here's the black spot ) Consurrency :: 100% OO Concepts :: 60% Collections/Generics :: 60% Fundamentals :: 63%
Hope I provided good enough info for all the ranchers who are raring to take this exam.