This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
I've been reading posts at JavaRanch for the past month or so. Thank you for such a great site. This site really helped me pass the exam.
I was a COBOL programmer for about 1 1/2 years - that was my only programming experience. Through books and different websites, I taught myself enough to pass this test. I started studying about 3 months ago. I read Exam Cram, RHE, the message board at this website, and read the tutorial at Marcus Green's website. I can't stress enough the importance of MOCK EXAMS!!! I took around 10 including RHE, Marcus Green's 1-3, Applied Reasoning, Jxam, Boone's, Exam Cram, Rules Roundup and IBM. I did horribly on the first few I took (around 40% - 50%)... My scores did get better, I just took these in the past couple of days - Jxam (70%), Boone's (76%), and Green's Exam 3 (70%). I would have NEVER passed if I hadn't taken so many mock exams. Taking the mocks help you pick up on points you might have missed from reading. Mark which ones you miss and research the topic - this will also help. I was extremely nervous about taking the exam and not passing but I was under a lot of stress to take the exam. I would have liked to been more prepared but you don't always get what you want. Thanks again to everyone who participates in this forum and to the creators of JavaRanch! I couldn't have passed without you! Lynn
Hi Lynn CONGRATULATIONS It's nice to know that you got thrugh. Moreso cos' I'm in a similar situation as my employer wnat me to get certified by August end and I haven't even finished reading RHE though i bought it 2 months back. Congratulations.
Congratulations. I took it yesterday and got 39%. In my defence I have only done 3-4 mock exams and only had the Khalid/Rasmussen book 1 month. I think Sun should provide at least one mock exam for us to be able to compare other peoples questions to. I don't know if your test was the same but my clock started ticking and they then started asking me about releasing my results and details to other organisations. Not really fair. Best wishes for us all in the future.