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Scjp passed 88% - My experience - Thx so much

al nik
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Joined: Oct 18, 2007
Posts: 60
I post in Programmer Certification instead the Sun Certification Results section because here are some suggestion for the real scjp exam
after my previous post
Am I prepared for scjp
yesterday I pass the scjp with 88% !
I'm so happy
This is my experience
I come from 2 years in java programming, I studied 1 full month 5-6 hours/day on the K&B book.
These were my scores before I taked the exam
78% examulator
71% K&B cd exam
66% diagnostic ex. whizlabs
62% 1st pratice ex. whizlabs
71% 2nd pratice ex. whizlabs
72% 3rd pratice ex. whizlabs
65% 4th pratice ex. whizlabs
74% final whizlabs ex.
note: I've done all of these very fast (I finish them 90min after the end of the total time) and I didn't review the questions

One only thing that nobody say but for me is very important...
On the real exam the Drag&Drop questions are really really frustrating!
Because you have to click on a button to open a window where you can drag&drop the code to complete the question. Now if you close the question and return to it later and click one more time on the button to review it all the question will be cancelled. You have NO WAY to review your precedent drag&drop question. So when you finish answer all questions and maybe still have an half hour to the end of the exam and maybe you've marked some drag&drop q. you can not review them or you have to reanswer them all!
I think this have NO SENSE and is NOT ACCEPTABLE for a sun exam!

In my exam I've had an half hour after all the questions but I didn't reopen the drag&drop because I don't really remember if I've marked them because I've thought to answer them later or to review them later!
so I think it's really possible that in my 8 wrong questions there were drag&drop questions that I've not absolutly reply and that I've not reopen with the fear to view my previous q. cancelled.

So Watch out!

another point is that i take 88,88% but they round the result to 88 , they didn't use printf("%.0f", 88.888888)!

At the end the real thing is that I pass it!!

thanks Kelvin Lim thanks Jesper Young thanks Burkhard Hassel thanks all the moderators
I want to thanks you all here on the ranch forum. Thank you so much
[ November 07, 2007: Message edited by: al nik ]

Robert Elbourn
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Joined: Oct 15, 2007
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really really well done!!! thanks for the info on the practice questions.... looks like you did 10% better on average than your practice questions, which is encouraging for those just barely passing the practice questions!!!
Kelvin Chenhao Lim
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Joined: Oct 20, 2007
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Congratulations, Al Nik! That's a fantastic score! Very well done.

Good tip about the drag & drop question, too. I believe the WhizLabs "SCJP exam tips" text file includes a warning about the exact same issue, and unfortunately it seems to be due to a limitation of the Prometric software rather than anything on Sun's end. Yes, it's very annoying. My advice to test-takers is to always take time to work out your final answer to the drag-and-drop questions the first time through. If you're really stuck, remember to write down your partial answers on your scratch paper / whiteboard before moving on.

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al nik
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Joined: Oct 18, 2007
Posts: 60
it seems to be due to a limitation of the Prometric software rather than anything on Sun's end.

I asked to the admin of the prometric center where I've done the exam. He said that this's a Sun limitation! The client is the same of these used by microsoft and others with prometric. He said that these problems comes out only with sun exams and not microsoft or others and this relies on how the questions are implemented
deepesh mathur
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Joined: Aug 13, 2007
Posts: 39
hey al,
first of all let me congratulate you on this fantastic sucess..
Secondly i want to ask them(devlopers of the exam)that why they have made this test so complex???
(please explain)
Vassili Vladimir
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Vassili ...
SCJP 5.0, SCWCD 1.4, SCJA 1.0
Jesper de Jong
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Moving this to the Sun Certification Results forum.

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Sharma Ritu
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Congratulations for the great score! We are glad to have contributed to your success.

Best wishes
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Raghu ram
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Joined: Oct 19, 2007
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Congrats Good score
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anveshana bandu
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Hai alnik

Thankyou very much for giving your wonderful experience.
Till now i feel no one shared about what exactly the problem with drag and drop questions.

Now i understood..

I am very much grateful to you for your valuable suggesstion.
jaya Kumari

Joined: Nov 19, 2007
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Great Achievement !!!

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Congrats !!
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Congratulations! Great Feedback!!!

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