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Passed SCJD (377)

Adrian Engler

Joined: Sep 18, 2006
Posts: 29
I've passed SCJD with 377/400 points. (I submitted the JAR and took the essay exam in December 2007, and the exam was graded in January, but until I wrote an E-Mail the certification process entry in had not been updated, so I've just found out now).

In general considerations I've lost 12 points (88/100) and for the GUI 11 (29/40), for the other areas I have received the maximum number of points. I suppose the main reason for the deduction of points in these two areas was that the project and especially the GUI part had become too large (many classes and interfaces).

I would like to thank everyone in this forum. While I didn't find the forum that important for multiple-choice test certificates (SCJP, SCWCD) because there was always the option of just trying out if and how something works, I found the forum important for interpreting the specification and discussing what matches the requirements of the SCJD - for most questions I had, the answer was already in the forum.



SCJP 5.0 (93%), SCWCD (98%), SCJD (377/400), SCBCD (100%)
Roberto Perillo

Joined: Dec 28, 2007
Posts: 2258

Howdy, Adrian.

Well, congratulations man!!!

Cheers, Bob "John Lennon" Perillo
SCJP, SCWCD, SCJD, SCBCD - Daileon: A Tool for Enabling Domain Annotations
Mary John
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Joined: Sep 17, 2007
Posts: 109
Great score......

how long did you take to finish.???

Its almost 2 months since I got the assignment downloaded and still things are not very clear to me. I started coding about a week back and
I have completed just my read method.

I was wondering how long would it take at this pace. .......
[ March 17, 2008: Message edited by: Mary John ]

SCJP 5.0<br />SCJD working on it
Adrian Engler

Joined: Sep 18, 2006
Posts: 29
Originally posted by Mary John:
Great score......

how long did you take to finish.???

[ March 17, 2008: Message edited by: Mary John ]

I don't know how much time I worked on the SCJD assignment. From the time I downloaded the assignment (December 2007) to the time I uploaded it it took about a year, but that does not mean much because in early 2007, after having implemented the basics, I put away SCJD for a few months and prepared for the SCWCD exam instead, which I took a year ago (I wanted a second certificate in addition to SCJP quickly, and it was clear that I would get to that aim faster with the SCWCD exam than with the SCJD assignment). Then, from April to December 2007, I could only work on the SCJD assignment from time to time because during some months, I had so much work at my job that it would have been too much to work overtime as a Java developer and spend the little time on weekends and evenings that was left developing a Java application, too. I probably did too much, especially in the GUI - I had many more classes than other people who wrote on this subject (e.g. 35 top-level classes/interfaces for the GUI, 32 top-level classes/interfaces for the DB/server) - a simpler implementation would probably have meant both less work and losing fewer points for general considerations and GUI. Somehow, working on a project without a deadline was too unfamiliar to me, so the implementation grew too large - especially in the GUI part. I had an "almost" complete implementation relatively quickly, but then I reworked and extended it over and over again.

John Mattman
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Joined: Feb 18, 2008
Posts: 45
Congratulations Adrian.
[ March 18, 2008: Message edited by: John Mattman ]
rohan tiwari
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Gabriel Vargas
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Joined: May 16, 2007
Posts: 145
Congratulations Adrian, Well done

Gabriel Vargas
SCJP, SCJD, now studying for SCWCD and working to be a better person
Justin Rundle
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Joined: Mar 26, 2008
Posts: 123

Hey everyone,

I just wanted to get a feel for SCJD and am specially curious of those of you who have already compeleted the certification, which networking technology was implement... RMI or sockets?

It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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