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Passed SCJP 6.0 -- 72%

Bo Yu

Joined: Jan 29, 2008
Posts: 1
Today is a tough day to me.

Almost no experience on Java, but I worte programs with other programming languages for more than 10 years.

I thought the SCJP exam should be very easy. Bought a SCJP book in China when I had a vacation there, one fifth of which talked about java.awt. Copy and Paste the Exam Objectives from Those were all I had.

Yesterday I found this website, read the SCJP FAQ, and got several mock websites. I could feel some SCJP 5.0 mock exams were really tough to me. But I comforted myself that the real exam should be much easier.

I started the exam at 9:00 this morning. The first question stuck me 10 minutes and I had to gave up. Most of the rest questions were still tough to me. I hate the 'compilation error' option in all the questions. I had to read each program so carefully to make sure it didn't miss a bracket or semi-colon. Finished the first round in 2.5 hours and I had 23 questions marked. Went over the 23 questions again and then 5 minutes left.

I want to complain about the drag-and-drop questions. You can't re-check your selections of these questions. If you click the button again, all the slots will be shown blank and you can't check what you answered.

Finally I got it barely passed. I am happy I didn't waste the $200.

And the door of Java is openned to me!

One more question: it looks like very few people here took the 6.0 exam. why? It should be no big difference to you guys and why you don't just take the latest one?
guna prabhu

Joined: Jan 31, 2008
Posts: 1
can you tell me how many questions in 6 compare to 5
Ben Souther

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"gunap gunap",
Please check your private messages.

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Joe Harry
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Great man! You have the latest java certification. Congratulations!

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Ben Souther

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Please check your private messages, again.
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