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Anyone taking SCMAD within September

Ko Ko Naing
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I just would like to know if there is anyone who is going to take SCMAD within September... I feel like I am along in the Ranch, who is preparing for SCMAD...


Co-author of SCMAD Exam Guide, Author of JMADPlus
SCJP1.2, CCNA, SCWCD1.4, SCBCD1.3, SCMAD1.0, SCJA1.0, SCJP6.0
Nicholas Cheung
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cos everyone here who wanna get SCMAD have been passed in the beta exam.

Nick


SCJP 1.2, OCP 9i DBA, SCWCD 1.3, SCJP 1.4 (SAI), SCJD 1.4, SCWCD 1.4 (Beta), ICED (IBM 287, IBM 484, IBM 486), SCMAD 1.0 (Beta), SCBCD 1.3, ICSD (IBM 288), ICDBA (IBM 700, IBM 701), SCDJWS, ICSD (IBM 348), OCP 10g DBA (Beta), SCJP 5.0 (Beta), SCJA 1.0 (Beta), MCP(70-270), SCBCD 5.0 (Beta), SCJP 6.0, SCEA for JEE5 (in progress)
Billy Tsai
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I am hoping to have the ability and the time to take it early next year


BEA 8.1 Certified Administrator, IBM Certified Solution Developer For XML 1.1 and Related Technologies, SCJP, SCWCD, SCBCD, SCDJWS, SCJD, SCEA,
Oracle Certified Master Java EE 5 Enterprise Architect
Alibabra Sanjie
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Ko Ko Naing, you can pass with high mark. I've gone through once, but still need time to rememorize all. I will take it probably in Oct or Nov.


Alibabra
Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung:
cos everyone here who wanna get SCMAD have been passed in the beta exam.

Nick


Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Alibabra Sanjie:
Ko Ko Naing, you can pass with high mark.


How can u ensure about that? I didn't even make the SCMAD beta pass..
Nicholas Cheung
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I can sure because I know your *secret*.

Nick
Dracula Chen
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Originally posted by Ko Ko Naing:


How can u ensure about that? I didn't even make the SCMAD beta pass..


I toke this exam last week and passed.
I think this exam is pretty easy unless u want to get 100%.
I only read Jonathan's book , but i think this book is not enough.
The most helpful to me is Sathya's SCMAD note, it is really good!

When I started to prepare this exam, first thing I realized is that
I can have 30 wrong answer, WoW~~~~
so don't worry.
[ August 29, 2004: Message edited by: Dracula Chen ]

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Nicholas Cheung
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Hi Dracula,

I am sure Ko Ko wanna get 90+.

Thus, he can only have at most 6 answers incorrect.

Nick
Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung:
Hi Dracula,

I am sure Ko Ko wanna get 90+.

Thus, he can only have at most 6 answers incorrect.


At most 6 incorrect answers!!!

Will it be possible?
Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Dracula Chen:

I toke this exam last week and passed.
I think this exam is pretty easy unless u want to get 100%.

Dracula ,
If you don't mind, can I ask you about your score? Your words encourage us really... Thanks...
Weerawit Maneepongsawat
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Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung:
I can sure because I know your *secret*.

Nick


me too...good luck Ko ko



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Nicholas Cheung
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At most 6 incorrect answers!!!

Will it be possible?


Hey Ko Ko, keep in mind that Impossible is nothing!!!.

Nick
Dracula Chen
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Originally posted by Ko Ko Naing:

Dracula ,
If you don't mind, can I ask you about your score? Your words encourage us really... Thanks...


Sure, 72% , I think its score is ok :roll: !?
Nicholas Cheung
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Sure, 72% , I think its score is ok :roll: !?

Sure, a pass is a pass.

I just score 68% in the beta exam.

Nick
Theodore Casser
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Originally posted by Ko Ko Naing:
I just would like to know if there is anyone who is going to take SCMAD within September... I feel like I am along in the Ranch, who is preparing for SCMAD...


You're not alone. Depending how my month goes, I might take it either the last week of September or the first week of October. We'll see.


Theodore Jonathan Casser
SCJP/SCSNI/SCBCD/SCWCD/SCDJWS/SCMAD/SCEA/MCTS/MCPD... and so many more letters than you can shake a stick at!
Amirthalingam Prasanna
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I am planning to do very soon as well...probably late september or early october depending on my work load.Currently i am using J2ME Complete Reference book and sathyas notes


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Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Theodore Casser:


You're not alone. Depending how my month goes, I might take it either the last week of September or the first week of October. We'll see.


Well, I got one friend as you are also taking it almost at the same time as me...
Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Amirthalingam Prasanna:
I am planning to do very soon as well...probably late september or early october depending on my work load.Currently i am using J2ME Complete Reference book and sathyas notes


One more friend...
Nicholas Cheung
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Currently i am using J2ME Complete Reference book

Does this book useful? Does it cover all objectives?

Thanks.

Nick
Sam Cala
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Yes, I think I gonna take it around the same time....
right now I am busy studying 'Complete Reference' and specs. Will then move to Sathya's notes.

Let's hope for the best.

Best Rgds,


Best wishes,
Nicholas Cheung
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Besides those resources you mentioned, have you refer other references? Such as Wireless Java 2nd edition?

Or, still, The complete reference is more than enough for SCMAD?

Thanks.

Nick
Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung:
Besides those resources you mentioned, have you refer other references? Such as Wireless Java 2nd edition?

Or, still, The complete reference is more than enough for SCMAD?


Does "J2ME:The Complete Reference" cover all specifications that are needed for SCMAD exam? Such as MIDP 2.0, CLDC 1.1, WMA 1.1 and MMAPI 1.1...
Wireless Java is updated to MIDP 2.0... But still we need to read for other specifications... :roll:
Nicholas Cheung
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Reading spec. is really painful.

Why dont Kathy and Bert release their HF SCMAD??

Nick
Amirthalingam Prasanna
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Yeah If i had a HF Book would have been happy.Actually the complete reference does not cover the entire objectives, but I am using it more as a reference and sathyas notes as the exam pointers.
Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung:
Reading spec. is really painful.

It's not that painful... I'm gradually feeling comfortable with them now....

Why dont Kathy and Bert release their HF SCMAD??

I heard from Bert once that if there is a reasonable amount of MAD people who wants to go for SCMAD, then they will consider to do Head First SCMAD... But it seems like very small amount of J2ME developers are taking this exam, I feel...
Alibabra Sanjie
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Nicholas Cheung, what reading material did you use to pass the SCDJWS with high mark?
Nicholas Cheung
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But it seems like very small amount of J2ME developers are taking this exam, I feel...

Yup, there are less MAD people in the market.

Anyway, in such case, I prefer Kathy and Bert release HF Tiger or HF SCEA.

Nick
Nicholas Cheung
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what reading material did you use to pass the SCDJWS with high mark?

I used RMH's J2EE Web Services. For me, it is a MUST have book.

Nick
Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung:

I used RMH's J2EE Web Services. For me, it is a MUST have book.


Nick, do u have working experience on Web Services? or you just use RMH's book and some other resources to pass with such great score...
Nicholas Cheung
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I worked with Web Service for 1/2 year on WSAD 5.1.

In addition, although some people mentioned that they only read the spec, however, I am not a good spec reader. A good book is a MUST to me.

Nick
Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung:
I worked with Web Service for 1/2 year on WSAD 5.1.


I see... That also helps you to get such great score... Real hand-on experience cannot trade with anything...
Nicholas Cheung
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So, you will work for SCDJWS after and ICED?

Nick
Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung:
So, you will work for SCDJWS after and ICED?

Nick


I hope so... But I'm considering between SCJD and SCDJWS... I got Max SCJD book already too...
Nicholas Cheung
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Why dont you start them simulitaniously???

I started my SCJP 1.4 (SAI), SCJD, SCWCD 1.3 and SCWCD 1.4 at the same moment.

Nick
Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung:
Why dont you start them simulitaniously???

I started my SCJP 1.4 (SAI), SCJD, SCWCD 1.3 and SCWCD 1.4 at the same moment.


You are Superb, while I am not...
Nicholas Cheung
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I have no choice.

I decide to start my SCJD on Oct, where I purchased the assignment, but then, there was a promotion from the univeristy that we could take SCJP 1.4 (SAI) with 75% off discount, and SCWCD 1.3 with 70% off discount. The expiry date for both exam were of the same day, i.e. Oct 31 2003.

After that, Evenlyn announced that SCWCD 1.4 beta is released.

As the exam fee was so attractive, then....

Nick
Beatrice Ng
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Joined: Jun 20, 2003
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Ko ko,

u r not alone, I failed the beta as well, 2% below the passing mark.
have been wondering, in beta, they only choose a few questions for certain part in beta as they cant possibly take all questions, if they have choosen one or two question I answer correctly, I would have passed.
Anyway, a fail is a fail. Complaining doesnt help.
Need to start all over again.
I am reading J2ME specs now... a painful journey started...
Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Beatrice Ng:
Ko ko,

u r not alone, I failed the beta as well, 2% below the passing mark.

I am also sorry about that...

I am reading J2ME specs now... a painful journey started...

Yes, I do agree that it's a painful journey...
Nicholas Cheung
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So, how's your SCMAD now?

Nick
 
 
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