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Good news ... :) Maha became SCJP today.

maha anna
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Joined: Jan 31, 2000
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Hello everybody,
Maha cleared the Real Exam SCJP2 with 93%.
I really owe a lot of this credit to you all .
My sincere thanks to Jim,Tony,and Paul.
I thought I answered all the qstns correctly.
I think may be I lost 3 qstns due to carelessnes.
Otherwise the qstns are clearly worded. I got lots and lots
of MULTIPLE choice qstns, which took me more time to check
each and every answer. May be in that I missed some. Anyway I am not too thrilled or too sad about this 93%. I finished the exam , the first round of answering in 1:15 min. The remaining 45 min I revised. The qstns were not too particular about remembering the syntax of methods etc. It tests the core concepts. Once again thank you all. I was preparing for the exam seriously this week. This was the reason for my reduced participation here . . Out of 59 qstns may be 6-7 written ans. type/ around 30 were MULTIPLE CHOICE and the remaining single answer type. So approcimatelt , you got to check (30*5) extra answers to check in the multiple choices. May be I was careless in that.
Once again I really..really thank you ALL for all your support.
regds
maha anna
Suma Narayan
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Joined: Apr 03, 2000
Posts: 136
Congratulations Maha. That's a great score.
sreelakshmi sarma
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Joined: Mar 02, 2000
Posts: 130
Congratulations!!! Maha.
Anonymous
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Was there any questions on applet? paint? update and java.net?
maha anna
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No. I didn't get any from Applet/net. But paint/update are IN THE objectives. YOu may get from them. There were no deprecated methods asked. I didn't get any syntax error qstns. But if you get 1 you try to answer the qstn presuming something than leaving the qstn blank.
regds
maha anna
Anonymous
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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
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Congrats Maha. Good job.
Regds.
- satya
Eric Barnhill
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Joined: Feb 25, 2000
Posts: 233

Congratulations fearless leader . Be sure to keep us posted on what's next for you.
Eric
Anonymous
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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
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Whats' next ???
Common! I expect Maha to stay tuned and post those
messages...we all have a dream you know
I am sure Maha doesn't mind me saying this.
What? being selfish .... may be!
Just kidding
- satya
Nalini Mistry
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Joined: Mar 21, 2000
Posts: 64
Way to go MA!!!
Mani
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Joined: Apr 20, 2000
Posts: 50
Congrats Maha,
We would like to know how you prepared for the exam.What books you read, and list of mock exams you took before the real one and how much you scored in that etc.. .I think this may help those who haven't certified yet. One more thing are you working some were??
Regards
Mani
Ali
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Joined: May 16, 2000
Posts: 13
Many Congratulations Maha.
raghavendra
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Joined: Apr 12, 2000
Posts: 16
congrats maha,
i thought u were an SCJP before itself.
bye
raghavendra
Cedric Wynn
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Joined: May 06, 2000
Posts: 2
Congrats on a well done job!
Cedric
[This message has been edited by Cedric Wynn (edited May 07, 2000).]
Simran Thakur
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Joined: Mar 11, 2003
Posts: 5
Congratulations !!!
This site is really good and is helping me to clear my doubts.Thanks
Sim
Ashish Thakur
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Joined: Mar 18, 2000
Posts: 22
Mahaanna Good going
Infact it was a foregone conclusion that u would be a SCJP it was only a matter of formalities.
All the best.
And Stay Tuned
Ashish T.
Tony Alicea
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Joined: Jan 30, 2000
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Congrats, Maha! You got an "A"!

[This message has been edited by Tony Alicea (edited May 08, 2000).]


Tony Alicea
Senior Java Web Application Developer, SCPJ2, SCWCD
nirvan sage
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Joined: Feb 20, 2000
Posts: 24
Hey congratulations maha thats a great score but I thought you were already certified
Any way I do hope you will stick around
regds
nirvan
Ak
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Joined: Apr 10, 2000
Posts: 18
Congratulations Maha Anna
That is really a good score.
Ak
Suma Narayan
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Joined: Apr 03, 2000
Posts: 136
Hi Maha,
Did you get any questions on GridBagLayout??
maha anna
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Joined: Jan 31, 2000
Posts: 1467
Thank you all. (In the SAME order as you all posted )
Suma Narayan
sree
psethura
satya5
Eric Barnhill
Nalini Mistry
Mani
Ali
raghavendra
Cedric Wynn
sim
Ashish Thakur
Tony Alicea
nirvan sage
Ak
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Mani,
I am a Electronics and Communication Engineer from Anna University Chennai( Madras ) India. I was working as Senior System Analyst in a software firm related to all Communication Software using 'C' language for 4 years. Now our family is in RTP/Raleigh/NorthCorolina/USA. At present I am working on a project using Java/Servlets/jsp/jdbc. I learnt Java through self study and started this process nearly more than a year back. I started learning Java for this project which I mentioned above.
I decided to go for certification this year Jan only. I used Thinking in Java/Java in a Nutshell/Java Language Specification (JLS) / Online Java Doc/ and I used to follow javacert.com regularly where I came to know about Marcus and Kathy
Ok regarding the mock exams I saved them for the last 1 month. After I read R&H and Bill Brogden's book. Then I started taking the mock exams. I started from the easier ones (from others comments I came to know which are easy and which are hard) and I noted down in a text file date/mockexam/% got/where I wentwrong/which area I need to study like that. This really really helped me to gauge myself. I started getting above 88% in the first round. Nearly more than 30 exams I would have taken I think. From this chart I shuffeled the exams and repeated them. In the 2nd round I made it a point I should not repeat the same mistake like that. Even then I did repeat some In the last week , this week I was getting on average 97-98% in all the exams. So I thought better I take the exam before there is any BIG change in the objectives like that I used Khalid test as a learning tool. In Chris alone 1st round I got around 80%
Suma,
I did get 1 qstn on Grid Bag layout.
regds
maha anna
Indy
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Joined: Apr 24, 2000
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please excuse me for add one more message to this already-fire-to sky thread.
Just want to say congratulations to maha anna. and thank you very much maha. good luck in your work.
Indy
Anonymous
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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
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Congratulations, Maha Anna. I really admire your good work at this site.
Joe Guzzardo
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Joined: Mar 14, 2000
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Congratulations, we all appreciate the help you have provided us here at the Java Ranch, so its about time you reaped some of the rewards of your efforts. Best wishes to you.
surya sadhu
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Joined: Feb 16, 2004
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Congrats MahaAnna
Javix Protocol
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Maha anna
Happy Jlife and Jmoments for u.I wish that u carry ur sincere work in the same way.


Write Once , Run Anytime ,Anywhere Forever And Smile Happily.
Jerson Chua
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Joined: Feb 08, 2000
Posts: 68
Congratulations and Best wishes Maha...
eshwar
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Joined: May 11, 2000
Posts: 5
Congrats maha ........
mine is scheduled coming week ......
million cheers
eshwar

vishy
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Joined: Mar 30, 2000
Posts: 7
Hearty Congratulations Maha.........
Vishy
Ajith Kallambella
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Joined: Mar 17, 2000
Posts: 5782
congratulations big guy!. Way to go!!

Ajith


Open Group Certified Distinguished IT Architect. Open Group Certified Master IT Architect. Sun Certified Architect (SCEA).
jvarkha
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Joined: Apr 04, 2000
Posts: 18
Congrats to Maha Anna............thats a real good score
jvarkha.
Ray Marsh
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Joined: Jan 12, 2000
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Congrats Maha. That's a great score!

Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength. – Charles Spurgeon
maha anna
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Thank you all really.
Indy
Sunny
Joe Guzzardo
surya
Javix Protocol
Jerson Chua
eshwar
All the very best for your Exam.
vishy
Ajith Kallambella
jvarkha
Ray Marsh
regds
maha anna
Anonymous
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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
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Maha,
Congrats and Very good score. I am reading JavaRanch for about a month and found it very useful and I am planning to take exam next month. Any advice or Suggestions please.?
Thanks & Regards.
/Krishnannirmal
maha anna
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Next month means you have 3 weeks to spare isn't ?
I assume you would have finished all your ground work. One thing I can suggest to you is just try to read all the posts in this forum. Say you take 4-5 days depending upon how much time you can spare. While reading the post, Maha's advice is, when you read a the FIRST POST in a thread, try to answer YOURSELF. Then continue to verify your thinking. This way definitly your confidence will improve.
One good thing about this site is NOT catagorized by objectivewise. If you want mixed-up qstns just read them page by page. Otherwise search for a particular word thread/garbage like that and read. It depends upon your liking.
From this week itself take 1 or 2 exams per day to get used to 'taking the Exam' feeling. This is also important. You shdn't get tensed at the exam. While taking the exam DO NOT refer to anything. And my another sincere suggestion note down in a text file MOckExamName/DateTime/totqstns/yourcorrectansers/% got/your comments/area need to study. What I did was the previous day of the exam I went through all my mistakes in this text file.
While doing this process you know yourself which area to study, what to do next like that.
regds
maha anna
Hari Parthasarathy
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Joined: Apr 26, 2000
Posts: 6
Many Congrats Maha !!
Being a Bartender, I wished you got 100%... Anyway, Best wishes from Hari...
Hari..

Hari..
Anonymous
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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
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Hi
Congrates Maha For Clearing SCJP.
Bidyut
Anonymous
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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
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Maha Anna,
Thank you so much and I got an really good advice and
suggestions. Thanks a lot.
Thanks & Regards.
/Krishannirmal
Aparanji Raju
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Joined: Apr 02, 2000
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Wow!Congratulations. I am planning to take SCJP in june first week and I am in jitters.
maha anna
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Posts: 1467
Maha received the SCJP2 Certificate from Sun today by mail . Last week the same day (Saturday) I wrote the exam. I didn't really expect it so soon.(within a week) May be Sun is speeding up the process. The pack contains the Certificate(without the % ) and a Sun Certified Java Programmer badge, and an agreement to sign up and send back to Sun to use the Logo artwork under some coditions. The badge is small. The certificate looks nice.
regds
maha anna
[This message has been edited by maha anna (edited May 13, 2000).]
Anonymous
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Dear Maha,
Congrats
I passed the exam too but I dont know why I went really low just 73%. So, I am writing it again. I have benn getting consistenlty above 80% in most of the tests (Marcus, Jxam, JDCert, tester.jar, pgjc-engine.zip and many online sites). Also at the Javaranch I have never got below 88%. But during the exam I took only 45 minutes and could not really read carefully. I am aware of most of the topics. Kindly guide me I want to do it well this time and want to score high. Is it possible to try for a 100?
Regards,
Lionel
 
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