Hi folks, Today I passed SCJP with 83%. My sincere thanks to everyone here, all moderators, ranch hand, greenhorn and unregistered. This site is wonderful. It is very well developed and maintained. The Exam overall tests your concepts. It covers all objectives. I don't exactly remember the breakup, but there was 1 question on Gridbag, 1 on socket and Media Tracker. Concerning my score, I am neither excited nor unhappy about my performance. After reviewing,I was confident of getting somewhere in 90's. But Alas!! Only 83%. Anyway, I am happy that I managed to obtain 83% even though I studied for 2 months and having no background in OOPS or C++, whatsoever. I am basically a COBOL, CICS and DB2 person. Around April, I decided to learn a new language and that's how I began learning and preparing for the exam. I studied "Begining JAVA2" by Ivon Horton to build up my concepts and then I studied RHE . I took lot of mock exams. My best wishes to everyone preparing for the exam. Suma
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Congratulations Suma. Don't bother too much about the exact score. The score may not really reflect on ones fundamentals of Java. Its a beatiful language to learn & enjoy continuously. so enjoy ! --Shiny
Hi Suma, Let me take this opportunity to congratulate you Pl. discuss the Q you faced in Socket and Media tracker Did you read any other guide (like Boone's and Khaled's) apart from RHE? Congrats once more.Best of Luck!!! nm
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surya, Shiny, Mohan and nm, Thanks for your best wishes. Shiny, Thanks for your encouragement. I do enjoy programming in JAVA as it is different from what I have been doing for years. Mohan, The most important tip is that you first get your concepts clear by reading a JAVA book and then read RHE in detail. There are lot of important points, tips and warning hidden in this book. Don't miss them. Keep visiting this site regularly and use the search facility. You will get many forums on different topics. If you are in doubt about any concept then I suggest you write a program and test it. This way the concepts become crystal clear. My Best wishes to you NM, The socket and media tracker questions were in relation to the topics mentioned in Objectives. I hope this helps you. I am sorry I can't discuss the real exam question as it would go against the rules of Java Ranch. Regarding books I read, it was only RHE and no Boone or Khalid. Best wishes. Suma
Hi Suma, Congrats SUMA !!! Can you please explain me about RHE as I am very new to JAVA. Cheers, David
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Hi David, RHE is "JAVA 2 Certification Study Guide" by Simon Roberts, Phillip Heller & Michael Ernest". This is one of the certification book which is highly recommended. satya, Yes, you are right, it is more of a habit. I will sure stick around.
Best Wishes Suma [This message has been edited by Suma Narayan (edited June 27, 2000).]
Hi Suma! Hearty Congratulations.Its a great score coming from a person with non C++ background.Even though I do have C++ knowledge,it is taking me a lot of time to finish it up.Your score is really a great boost to me. All the best. Regards Aparanji
Hi, Suma. Congratulations! You give me hope and encouragement. I too am coming from a non-C++ background. I've worked with RPG for many years. I hope to take the certification exam at the beginning of next year. Thanks for the tips!