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Passed SCJP with 90%

Shailendra Bade
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Joined: Jul 04, 2000
Posts: 22
Hello all,
Today I appeared and cleared SCJP with 90 %. I was
reading and referring nearly all the books/test available and
had nearly ended up in the dilemma whether to appear for it
right know or not. This was due to the variety of ques. and
topics covered in them. They were all different. But finally
I decided to go for it.
Only one book is the bible for it i.e. RHE. Without
it u should not think of going to the exam. Each line and
topic of it is reflected somewhere in the questions. The
ques. are much straightforward, not tricky. About mock tests
Marcques Green tests 1 and 2 are very much like the real one.
Last but not the least I would like to thank everyone
participating in the forum at JAVARANCH. Its a fabulous work
u all are doing. My sincere thanks to everyone who has answered
my queries and also relegiously supplied tips in bulletin boards.
My special thanks to Ajith Kalambella, Anna.
I had ques. on :
2 on I/O
1 on Gridbag
3-4 on threads
3-4 on exceptions
4 simple type-ins
The exam laid most emphasis on language concepts rather
than APIs. No cramming was required and there were no ques. where u have to remember
various constructors in API.(This u have to actually take the exam to
believe it, as I am believing now). Overloading,Overriding,
constructors were present everywhere.
Thanks once again. I would still be a regular visitor
here. I am from Mumbai, India. If I could be of any help to anyone aspiring for the exam I would oblige to do so.

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Shailendra Bade
Mumbai, India
Mail to: bades@vsnl.com
[This message has been edited by Shailendra Bade (edited August 06, 2000).]


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KN
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Joined: Aug 13, 2000
Posts: 66
Congratulations!! It's a really Good Score!!
Deepak M
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Joined: Jul 10, 2000
Posts: 124
Originally posted by Shailendra Bade:
Hello all,
No cramming was required and there were no ques. on
method constructs.(This u have to actually take the exam to
believe it, as I am believing now). Overloading,Overriding,
constructors were present everywhere.

What do mean by saying there were no questions on method constructs ?
Ken Lai
Ranch Hand

Joined: Aug 06, 2000
Posts: 30
Congrats!!!
One question: Do they test different concepts in a single question or there's only 1 concept tested on each question?
The reason I ask is because of the mock exams I've been doing, most of them seem to test different concepts so this worries me a bit because the question gets tricky.
Shailendra Bade
Greenhorn

Joined: Jul 04, 2000
Posts: 22
Deepak,
Actually I meant to say that u are not at all
required to remember all the possible constructors and
arguments of APIs. I am editing my msg. to remove the
ambiguity.

Ken,
The questions are pretty straight forward
in the exam. I havent come across such ques. testing
on different concepts. It would be better if u let
me know which mock tests and ques. u are talking about.
So I could answer u more precisely. Normally multiple
ans. ques with true/false are asked but they are around
the same topic. Coding examples are on the same topic,
though u have to read them open mindedly without having
any preconvince notation about the type of ques.
Ken Lai
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Joined: Aug 06, 2000
Posts: 30
I've been doing jqplus mock exams (http://pages.about.com/jqplus/) and I've only been getting 55 - 60%, which is discouraging. There are quite a lot of "choose all that apply" type of questions and I think those are the ones that I make mistakes most. There are quite a lot of "which constructor do you use to create such object etc.." questions which that worries me most because I'm not good at memorizing constructors/method parameters etc...
Oh well, I think I should study more...
Ajith Kallambella
Sheriff

Joined: Mar 17, 2000
Posts: 5782
Shailendra,
Hearty congratulations. I can imagine how you are feeling right now. I am so glad you have offered your help to other Indians in Mumbai. Your gesture is highly appreciated. What next? SCJD??
Good luck, and hope you'll be around to help others when you can
Ajith


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Herbert Maosa
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Joined: May 03, 2000
Posts: 289
Ken Lai,
If you are "unlucky" like me, you are bound to face similar types of questions, that is the "choose all that apply" type. I had lots of them, and it did put me to great test indeed as this is very challenging.But If you view such questions as multiple true/false questions, you should not be worried if you are clear with the fundamentals.
Herbert
 
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