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Cleared SCJP

Charandeep Singh
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Joined: May 06, 2007
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Hi All

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
dhwani mathur
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Joined: May 08, 2007
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Congrats !!!for your success!!!
srinivas marasu
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Joined: Mar 25, 2007
Posts: 290
Congratulations Charandeep! You did it! it's pretty decent score!

Joe Harry
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Charandeep Singh
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Joined: May 06, 2007
Posts: 57
Hi All

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.
Joe Harry
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Joined: Sep 26, 2006
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I think you should see my signature. I'm already an SCJP certified. Your hints for the exam will definitely be helpful for exam takers!
Charandeep Singh
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Joined: May 06, 2007
Posts: 57
Hi Jothi Shankar
Wish all respect to you .
I did see that earlier that you are already JCP .
My inputs were meant generally for all the people who will be taking SCJP exam in future.

I apologise if I hurt you by any chance

Chandra Bhatt
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Joined: Feb 28, 2007
Posts: 1710
Congrats Chandradeep!

Padma Asrani
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Joined: Mar 22, 2007
Posts: 111
Hi Charandeep,

Congratulations for clearing SCJP, So what's next are you planning?

Charandeep Singh
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Joined: May 06, 2007
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Thanks for your wishes Padma and Chandra
Yeah I am planning to go ahead for either SCWCD or SCBCD
But am little confused which one should I work on
and which will be benefiting in future .

I would be happy if some inputs could be provided.

Mohit Chadha
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Raghavan Muthu
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Congratulations Charandeep Singh

Good that you are also one of them who get 100% in Threads.

Good luck for your SCWCD or SCBCD!

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Vassili Vladimir
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Vassili ...
SCJP 5.0, SCWCD 1.4, SCJA 1.0
Bert Bates

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Well done Charandeep,

and thanks for the great tips!


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