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Really unbelievable....but I passed with 88%

Balaji Londhe
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Joined: May 02, 2006
Posts: 100
Hi Ranchers,

I passed the SCWCD1.4 with 88%(On the last date of voucher validity).
I really can't believe that I got this much score. I am really happy with it.
Thanks for each of the Ranchers.. & thanks Kathy for such a nice forum..

Study material I reffered is HFSJ... a wonderful & enough book for the exam.. Thanks a lot to Kathy, Bert & Bryan
& Mark Peabody's Design pattern notes.. Mark, I got 100% in Design Patterns. Thanks for your just 3 pages notes to get near about 7-8 questions correct.

Among 11 sections I got 100% in 7 sections..

I was very irregular reader of the HFSJ.. I red the book only once in whole of the year.. I revised it once before the exam. Before the exam I studied 2 nights continuously & wrote the exam on third day.

I had not solved any mock exam other than the chapterwise mock exams from HFSJ. Even I had not solved the final mock exam in HFSJ.. (To lie I can say..lack of time... but the reality is I always prefer my Engineering principle.. 'Let the exam come on a day, & then I will start studying'.
I never have studied specs...

Exam is pretty easy.. & straight forward but lot much is there to mug up..
In exam only thing matters is "you know or you don't know". Nothing is tricky.. It's easier than SCJP..which I found very tricky.

Even though I have experience of around 1 year in web development, it really doesn't matter for the exam. What I (& many of today's web developers) am doing is a genuine copy-paste..

Next? I am thinking of three certifications SCBCD, UML, Oracle... but I'm bit a confused.. any suggestions are really appreciable...

Ok Ranchers... It's a party time now... All the best.
See you in next forum.. probably be SCBCD...

Attitude matters the Altitude.
Chandra Bhatt
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Joined: Feb 28, 2007
Posts: 1710
Congrats Balaji!

Very nice score.

Thanks for sharing your prep to real exam experience that is quite interesting.


Jesus Angeles
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Joined: Feb 26, 2005
Posts: 2068
congrats! add also scjd on your consideration as it the basis of numerous jee technologies like ejb
Atul Sawant
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Joined: Jul 06, 2006
Posts: 304
Nice shot Balaji...

You way of preparation scares me but never mind the end product was good!

bst of luck!

Mission SCWCD. Mission SCJP Complete: SCJP 1.4 - 91%
Joe Harry
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Joined: Sep 26, 2006
Posts: 10033

Congrats! Thanks for sharing your feedback with us.

SCJP 1.4, SCWCD 1.4 - Hints for you, Certified Scrum Master
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Vilas Lawande
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Joined: Nov 07, 2006
Posts: 127
Heartly Congrtulations once again
Balaji Londhe
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Joined: May 02, 2006
Posts: 100
Thanks all of you.
Special thanks for Vilas who has supported me a lot every time directly or indirectly.
Mohit Chadha
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Joined: Feb 04, 2007
Posts: 264
Nik Arora
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Joined: Apr 26, 2007
Posts: 652

SCJP 1.5
ping zhang

Joined: Mar 27, 2006
Posts: 19
Congrtulations, Balaji!

My score is same as you, just yestoday
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