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Suma Narayan
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Joined: Apr 03, 2000
Posts: 136
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

[This message has been edited by Suma Narayan (edited June 26, 2000).]
Surya B
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Joined: May 10, 2000
Posts: 98
Hi Suma
Congratulations and all the best for your future endeavors.
Surya
Shiny
Ranch Hand

Joined: May 29, 2000
Posts: 45
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
Mohan Ramanna
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jun 26, 2000
Posts: 36
HI suma,
congrats on passing scjp i am aspiring at the exam please give me some helpful tips regarding the same.
N Mukherjee
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jun 08, 2000
Posts: 141
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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Suma Narayan
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Joined: Apr 03, 2000
Posts: 136
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
Yojana
Greenhorn

Joined: Jun 12, 2000
Posts: 19
Hi Suma
Congratulations. I have one question for you. Where can i find information about media tracker? (to cover topics mentioned in Objectives.)
Best of luck.
With regards
Yojana
CSR Rao
Greenhorn

Joined: Mar 31, 2007
Posts: 6

Yojana,
Checkout the following discussion for the link that has info
on Media Tracker. http://www.javaranch.com/ubb/Forum24/HTML/002041.html
Hope that helps,
csr


Regards,<br />CSR.
Madhav Lakkapragada
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Joined: Jun 03, 2000
Posts: 5040

Congrats Suma.
All the best for your future endavours.
I hope you stay here and participate, now that
its more of a habit ....
Regds.
- satya

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Vivek Shrivastava
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Joined: Jun 03, 2000
Posts: 277
Hi suma,
Congrats.All the best for your future endavours.
vivek
Anonymous
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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
Posts: 18944
Hi Suma,
Congrats SUMA !!!
Can you please explain me about RHE as I am very new to JAVA.
Cheers,
David
Suma Narayan
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Joined: Apr 03, 2000
Posts: 136
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).]
Aparanji Raju
Ranch Hand

Joined: Apr 02, 2000
Posts: 65
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
ppathak
Greenhorn

Joined: Jul 06, 2000
Posts: 19
Congratulations :-)
Suma Narayan
Ranch Hand

Joined: Apr 03, 2000
Posts: 136
Thanks Yojana, csr, satya, vivek, david, aparanji and ppathak.
My Best Wishes to you all.
Suma
Anonymous
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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
Posts: 18944
That's great going Suma!!Best of luck for your future plans.
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Lkanthg
Greenhorn

Joined: Jul 11, 2000
Posts: 2

I am new comer to the forum.
I appreciate the spirit in the forum.
LET THE SCIENTIFIC SPRIT BE THERE IN EVERYONE OF US.
Regards
LKanth
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Lynda Howell
Greenhorn

Joined: Jul 07, 2000
Posts: 3
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!


Lynda
Manish Poddar
Greenhorn

Joined: Feb 06, 2001
Posts: 11
Congrats Suma,
could you please tell me what all mock exams had u taken. I am also planning to give SJPC2 and I have the same background as u have.
Thanks
Suma Narayan
Ranch Hand

Joined: Apr 03, 2000
Posts: 136
udyan,Lkanthg, lynda, Manish. Thank you all for your best wishes.
My Best Wishes
Suma
Manish,
I took almost all free mock exams listed here except khalid's.

[This message has been edited by Suma Narayan (edited July 12, 2000).]
 
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