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I passed SCJD

B Chen
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Joined: Dec 27, 2005
Posts: 89
WOOHOO! Finally got my grade. Took exactly four weeks.

Score: 369
Comment: This report shows the total 1.4 SCJD points that could have been awarded in each section, and the actual number of points you were awarded. This is provided to give you per-section feedback on your strengths. The maximum possible score is 400; the minimum to pass is 320.

General Considerations (maximum = 100): 100
Documentation (maximum = 70): 70
O-O Design (maximum = 30): 30
GUI (maximum = 40): 31
Locking (maximum = 80): 58
Data store (maximum = 40): 40
Network server (maximum = 40): 40

My GUI was fairly simple, so I was not suprised by the score. But I though my locking was solid; must have been some small hole I missed.

I read Andrew's book, which I found was quite helpful even to a seasoned developer like me. I don't remember asking many questions on this forum. Searching this forum did answer a lot of questions I had. This forum is a gold mine of information.

Thanks to all.

SCJD<br />SCJP 1.4
Oricio Ocle
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Joined: Nov 30, 2004
Posts: 284

Congrats B Chen!

Andrew Monkhouse
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Joined: Mar 28, 2003
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Congratulations, and I'm glad the book was helpful.

If you liked the book, how do you feel about saying so in the Amazon book review section?

Regards, Andrew

The Sun Certified Java Developer Exam with J2SE 5: paper version from Amazon, PDF from Apress, Online reference: Books 24x7 Personal blog
Jignesh Patel
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Joined: Nov 03, 2001
Posts: 626

Congratulation Chen as SCJD is a tough exam.
Mihai Radulescu
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Joined: Sep 18, 2003
Posts: 918

Congrats B Chen!

Can you tell somethig about your lock manager ? and your GUI ?

Regards, Mihai.

B Chen
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Joined: Dec 27, 2005
Posts: 89
I kept things simple. For locking, I used a single mutex and condition variable, and used "notify all". And for GUI, I didn't do anything fancy with the JTable, like adding color, using editable boxes, or making the columns sortable. I also didnt do any filtering, simply showed all records that matches criteria. Hope this helps.
Bob Nedwor
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Joined: Aug 17, 2005
Posts: 215

Great Job, B Chen! Congratulations! Thanks for sharing the results and related info. This will help.

Which certification do you thin you will on next?

Bob N
SCJP - 1.4
SCJD - (B&S) Used 1.5 And It Runs On Solaris10
SCWCD - Thanks to HFSJ!!
B Chen
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Joined: Dec 27, 2005
Posts: 89
I'm done with certification for now. Time to continue finding a new job.
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