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Passed SCJD 356/400

Gabriel Vargas
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Joined: May 16, 2007
Posts: 145
General Con: 100 90
Documentation: 70 70
OOD: 30 30
GUI: 40 26
Locking: 80 80
Data Store: 40 40
Network Server: 40 20
Total: 400 356

Thanks to all ranchers for their help, threads in this forun helps me a lot. I use Andrew's book (i learned a lot of concepts ). I hope get some marks but i'm happy to have learned from this certificacion.

General Con: 100 90 - I have no idea
GUI: 40 26 - Maybe i will show my interface to some other people to improve it.
Network Server: 40 20 - I use RMI instead of sockets, first i begin wiht a RMI factory and later i remove this factory, maybe the code was not clear in this change.

In the other topics i get all marks (in my locking mechanism i use reentrant lock and was qualified good).

I read the HFDP and maybe it could me help in implementation of my solution, i will make some changes ... I advice this book and Andrew's book.

Again thanks to all ranchers for their help.

Gabriel Vargas
SCJP, SCJD, now studying for SCWCD and working to be a better person
Joe Harry
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SCJP 1.4, SCWCD 1.4 - Hints for you, Certified Scrum Master
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John Stone
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Joined: May 04, 2007
Posts: 332
How long did you wait for your results?
Gabriel Vargas
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Joined: May 16, 2007
Posts: 145
Originally posted by John Stone:
How long did you wait for your results?

Hi John,

I wait four and half weeks, i look the score in the page because no mail arrived to me.
Naveen Narayanan
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Joined: Sep 11, 2007
Posts: 114

Congratz Gabriel

Ken Boyd
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Joined: Dec 10, 2003
Posts: 329
Very nice... enjoy

I used factory pattern and got full marks.

Daniel Travin

Joined: Oct 19, 2007
Posts: 7

why have you lost some points for GUI ?
Have you received any comments on that ?
Can you please show your GUI ?
Vassili Vladimir
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Joined: Mar 08, 2007
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Vassili ...
SCJP 5.0, SCWCD 1.4, SCJA 1.0
Gabriel Vargas
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Joined: May 16, 2007
Posts: 145
Hi Daniel,

I think i lost some point in my gui because some posts talk about show your gui to some other people to improve it (usability, elements disposition, etc). I didn't do that for some reasons (i now know this would be better) the main is i haven't time. In sun results only talk about score, nothing of reasons for that score. I didn't know if is allowed show my gui for the confidentiality of the exam and the rules of Javaranch , but i can describe this. In the top i put centered the search elements (labels and textfields for name and location) and additionally i put combo boxes to store results of last searches, bellow i put my table and aligned to the rigth i put a textfield to enter the customer id and two buttons, one for book and another to unbook. Maybe distributions was not good or i didn't think in some aspect to improve the usability or looking.
Pavel Kubal
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Joined: Mar 13, 2004
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I think, that GUI is not fully marked from the visual point of view. Take into account design of your classed, further extensibility etc. For instance, my submission states:

"Your user interface should be designed with the expectations of future functionality enhancements...."
Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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Congratulations. It's a certification to be proud of.

-Cameron McKenzie
Rosana Leonard

Joined: Oct 24, 2007
Posts: 4
Hello All,

I'm new to JavaRanch, and I wish to take the SCJD cert. How do I make good use of the Ranch, where do I start? I have Deitel and Deital's "Learning Java." What book are you referring to Gabriel...Andrew's Book?

Thanks so much. And I wish everyone well.

Anne Crace
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Joined: Aug 29, 2005
Posts: 223
Congrats, Gabriel!!

Gabriel Vargas
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Joined: May 16, 2007
Posts: 145
Hi ranchers,

Thanks to everyone , i continue happy for this certification. Rosana, books available to prepare the exam are in these link SCJD Faq and the book i refer to is The Sun Certified Java Developer Exam with J2SE 5: paper version from amazon, softcopy from apress (I copy these link from Andrew's posts )

I hope it helps you.
I agree. Here's the link:
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