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Failed in SCJP 1.5 exam.. will try again

vijay jamadade
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Joined: May 12, 2008
Posts: 241
hi all,
I got failed in scjp 1.5 exam by 44 %. It is really tough exam guys specially if you have not practiced the mock exams. Only therotical knowledge is not enough. Threads, generics and collection questions are really difficult.
I just prepared for 9 days. Still i think i would have been cracked it if i would have done some practice for 3-4 days more. But still i am going to appear once again for the exam after one month and that time nobody can stop me taking my first java certification.
I love JAVA. JAVA is great guys. Proud to be a Java Programmer...

Regards, Vijay Jamadade.
( Nothing is Impossible.)
Dinesh Tahiliani
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Joined: Aug 06, 2007
Posts: 486

did you read Kathy sierra book and pratice the mock exam of that book.
ihave heard that reading that book and practicing the questions behind each capter and mock exam of that book can help you to pass in exam.

please correct me if iam telling anything wrong.

Thanks<br />Dinesh
Pramod Shivale

Joined: Mar 26, 2008
Posts: 14
You can never fail the SCJP exam if you read and understand the Kathy Seirra completely.
Rather you can definitely get above 80.
So if you do not have Kathy Sierra go and get it, success will be yours.
Jesper de Jong
Java Cowboy
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Joined: Aug 16, 2005
Posts: 15101

Hello Vijay,

Sorry to hear that you failed the first time. Did you really prepare in only 9 days? That sounds like a really short time for the SCJP exam. Good luck with your next try.

We have a special forum for announcing exam results; the Sun Certification Results forum. I'm moving this post over there.

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vijay jamadade
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Joined: May 12, 2008
Posts: 241
Thanks for advice.
I have used the Kathy siera book friends. But I am saying that you must solve some dumps and mock exams. That is really very important.
Thats what i think my mistake was..
Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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Joined: Aug 26, 2006
Posts: 4968

Lots of people take the exam more than once. Don't be discouraged!

You'll get it!

-Cameron McKenzie
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