This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
I already posted on the Results forum that I passed this exam with 100% score.
Thanks to :
1) Javaranch SCJA forum 2) Cameron Though I didn't have your book, you were always helpful. 3) My friends Somdip Sen and Fred Kalombo who were preparing along with me. 4) My other friends who were / were not preparing for SCJA, but supported me. 5) others if I missed anyone.
I got 100% and I finished the exam within 10 min almost. The secret to 100% score is I am preparing for SCJP too. So, It was very easy to answer those questions. I took very less time because I was very unhappy with the things were going in my personal life. So, I never thought of reviewing those questions even once.
Here's my experience
J2EE and J2ME : They really want you to know the high level overview.
Java Syntax: I studied from SCJP guide by Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates since was(am in fact) preparing for SCJP too.
Make your concepts clear. Understanding the exam objectives will help you a lot. Follow the objectives properly. Tell me if you have any questions. Rather than mailing, post the questions here. Let everyone read them. I will be moving to SCJP forum now. I will still try to be active here. It's a nice forum really
Swapnil S. Sonawane<br /> <br />B.Tech (Expected May 2009)<br />Computer Science, NIT Durgapur, India<br />SCJA 1.0
Joined: Jan 02, 2008
I forgot to say one thing. I didn't have Cameron's book. Because I don't have Credit card. And also, because I would have to pay in foreign currency, I couldn't manage it. But hang on, if you can manage to buy that book, get that. Yes. get that. That will ease the process a lot I think.