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Passed SCJP 1.5 - 86%

Brandon Bay

Joined: Aug 31, 2007
Posts: 29
Howdy all !!!

A little of my background. I'm 17 years old and had touched java for 1 and a half years. Really happy to pass my SCJP. Almost all of my friends did not make it, they weren't serious and they thought the exam was pretty straight-forward. They only had the thought of certified, but not JAVA in their minds.

I relied heavily on K&B (Thanks!) on understanding the key concepts, and did many mock exam questions (about 400~500 questions) to "uncover" the different tricks used to trick exam-takers. Although not all questions are trick questions, there are a couple of questions testing on methods used from the APIs. I couldn't afford any Whizlab stimulators, I dont own any credit card or online payment account. So I just had to find open source questions everyday. If you could afford whizlab/other sources of helping you, please do so because it will definitely help you. Otherwise, fret not there are many open source questions, but their quality might not match those which require payment.

I do not have much advice, but I'd really sugguest doing many mock exam questions and reading(and understanding) the 2-minute drills before you go for the exam.

Just 1 question :

1) After passing, my tutor said they'd mail me my certificate. The address in my thomson prometric account had 2 lines, namely Address Line 1 and Address Line 2. As my address is pretty long, address line 1 couldn't fill up, so I had half of my address on address line 2. Do they view both fields as seperate addresses or the same address? (I'm really scared they send only to half of my address which will never reach me)

Thanks! And good day to all!

[ September 17, 2007: Message edited by: Brandon Bay ]
[ September 17, 2007: Message edited by: Brandon Bay ]
Vassili Vladimir
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SCJP 5.0, SCWCD 1.4, SCJA 1.0
srinivas marasu
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Joined: Mar 25, 2007
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Congratulations Brandon Bay!!That's great at the age of 17!!
Joe Harry
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Congrats! Good score for your age!

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Tony Smith
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Joined: Jul 07, 2007
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I got email asking me to confirm my address, otherwise they will not send out the certificate. I just got this email 2 days after I took the exam. Did you receive that email?
Brandon Bay

Joined: Aug 31, 2007
Posts: 29
Oh no.. It's 2 days already but I dont receive any. Maybe I'll wait for 2 more days to see how it goes. Thanks for informing!
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Collins Mbianda
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Joined: Aug 11, 2007
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Congrats Brandon

SCJP 5.0 | SCWCD 1.4
Rahul Bhattacharjee
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Congratulations Brandon Bay !!

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