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Failed the Exam

Bola Taylor

Joined: Apr 01, 2008
Posts: 5

Took the Java 1.5 exam toady and failed. I scored 48%. Feeling very low right now despite all my hard work. I used Both the Whizlabs and K&Bs book. Can anyone assis what elso one can do?

Any other material to study ?

Keith Flo
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Joined: Nov 29, 2005
Posts: 128


how did you do on the whizlabs mocks? Also, your score printout shows how you did by subject area. Regarding the K&B book, did you do the practice tests at the end of each chapter?

Its likely you'll need to read some of the harder topics, like threads (chapter 9) and generics & collections more than once.

You might need to focus your preparation on certain specific topic areas


SCJP 5.0 (preparing for SCWCD)
Vassili Vladimir
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Joined: Mar 08, 2007
Posts: 1585
Passing the SCJP exam requires solving a great number of mock exams as well as practicing the concepts by writing code.

This for sure besides reading the K&B book.

Good luck for the next time.


Vassili ...
SCJP 5.0, SCWCD 1.4, SCJA 1.0
Hari Plaikoil

Joined: Apr 18, 2008
Posts: 3
Don't give up Bola. It almost happens to all people who take the exam.

I had to take 5 times to pass the exam.

You can use K&B's book as your reference and whizlabs mock exams to figure out your objectives.

You must push your mind & creativity to practice what you read (java's concepts) by writing code

Hope you can pass your next exam

Jesper de Jong
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Joined: Aug 16, 2005
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I'm moving this to the Sun Certification Results forum.

Good luck with studying and your next exam!

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Vishal Oberoi

Joined: Apr 20, 2008
Posts: 12
Hey... come on. Cheer up. It is just an exam. Just put your ultimate efforts this time and I am sure you will make it.

Best of luck.
Bola Taylor

Joined: Apr 01, 2008
Posts: 5

Finally got the motivation back after all these years and passed the SCJP 6.0 with 93%
Taking the SCWCD soon as well!!

Abimaran Kugathasan
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Joined: Nov 04, 2009
Posts: 2066

Congrats! This is really great! It gives the confident to us also! NEVER GIVE UP!

Again Congrats!

|BSc in Electronic Eng| |SCJP 6.0 91%| |SCWCD 5 92%|
Hanuman Nishad

Joined: Jul 28, 2010
Posts: 12
don't loose your confidence try once more.

" failure is the root of all success"

SCJP with 95%
Rajeev Rnair
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Joined: Mar 22, 2010
Posts: 308

wow!!! this is really hard core determination and definitely motivates us all!!
keep up the good work and congrats!!!

SCJP6, SCWCD5, OCP-JBCD5, OCE-JWSD6 OCE-JPAD6 , OCM-JEA5 1,OCM-JEA5 2,3 - Brainbench certifications: J2EE, Java2, Java2-NonGUI, JSP, SQL2000 Admin, SQL2000 Programming , Brainbench certified Java Programmer, Computer Programmer, Web Developer, Database Administrator
Mike Peters
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Joined: Oct 10, 2009
Posts: 67


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