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Passed SCJP2 w/ 75%

Lynn Lee

Joined: Sep 19, 2002
Posts: 3
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!
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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
Posts: 18944
Congrats! A passing score is a passing score!
I'm taking the exam next week and I know I'll get more nervous as the date approaches.
Harry Chawla
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Joined: Jun 03, 2000
Posts: 97
Hi Lynn
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.
deekasha gunwant
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Joined: May 06, 2000
Posts: 396
congrats lynn,
you did it.
Antony Mazonowicz

Joined: Jun 17, 2000
Posts: 3
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.
Anil Kollur
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Joined: Mar 25, 2000
Posts: 101

Hello Lynn,
CONGRATULATIONS on passing SCJP, anyway it doesn't matter how much u scored in mocks, but u went thru the exam. All the best in ur Java career.

[b]Anil Kollur[\b]

Everyday is a Learning phase! Hence ask "What have I learnt today?"
Junaid Bhatra
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Joined: Jun 27, 2000
Posts: 213
Congrats Lynn!
Best of luck for a bright Java career.
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