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vivek rai
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Joined: May 08, 2000
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Hi all.. I have just passed the SCJP with 97%. thanks to all of u and marcus green, i joined javaranch some 3-4 months back, in early may, as a novice java programmer..
http://www.javaranch.com/ubb/Forum24/HTML/001424.html
well thats pretty much what i did.. except that i studied exam cram as well alongwith RHE, and various notes by all the ppl.
thougth the exam was much easier than most mocks, coz there were less ambiguities (there was one, but I got that one right).. and u get more alert, thus reducing (if not completely eliminating) the silly mistakes
i spent most of the time during preperation of lang fundas stuff and much less on API cramming, restricted myself to the Objectives and never bothered too much about getting questions out of that wrong in the mock exams. think it turned out to be a good idea in the end.
cheers,
vivek
hema janani
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Joined: May 19, 2000
Posts: 70
that's really an excellent score
Congratulations
Hard work always pay.
Ajith Kallambella
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Joined: Mar 17, 2000
Posts: 5782
That's a great score indeed. Good show Vivek.
Celebrate your success, and good luck for your future.
Ajith


Open Group Certified Distinguished IT Architect. Open Group Certified Master IT Architect. Sun Certified Architect (SCEA).
Aparanji Raju
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Joined: Apr 02, 2000
Posts: 65
Congratulations!Great score.
Regards
Aparanji
vivek rai
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Joined: May 08, 2000
Posts: 45
thanks, Ajith, Hema, Aparanji ..
anytips on where to go from here? I have been doing a bit of comms/network java programming at job .. but I have got no exposure of all this 'in things' - javabeans/ejb/servelets/corba .. any poiters on what to do and where to start... some suggestions on good books/sites wud be most welcome.
cheers,
vivek
Ajith Kallambella
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Joined: Mar 17, 2000
Posts: 5782
All the 'in things' you have listed are the hot things too. You can either focus on SCJD, or if you are not keen on next level of certification, you can start learning the 'in things'
Checkout the Servelets and EJB forums here on the javaranch. If you search for books you will find some good discussions. Also, a great EJB - Mastering EJB book is available for free!! at www.theserverside.com It is only for a limited time, so download it now. Sun's Tutorial is a good place to start too. You can learn the basics there and then buy a book if it interests you. Checkout the O'Reilly series on Servelets, it is pretty popular.
If I were you, I'd focus on EJB and Servlets and skip (plain)javabeans and CORBA. No doubt they are related, but learn the implementations first You will not lose anything by not reading the CORBA specs( read EJB sepcs, though, which is downloadable from Sun's website ).
Good luck( and hope my 2 cents worth helps you re-orient yourself )
Ajith

[This message has been edited by Ajith Kallambella (edited August 21, 2000).]
satyen sanghavi
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Joined: Mar 19, 2008
Posts: 8
Well done Vivek !!
It's nice to know people are getting that much score.
vivek rai
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Joined: May 08, 2000
Posts: 45
thanks a lot ajith... have registered at serverside.com and started the download!!! well.. need some rest and drinks, miles to go.. still.. i suppose..
thanks satyen, trust me the real exam was much cooler that most mocks.. considering i used to get 80% types in most mocks!..
cheers,
vivek the 'SCJP',
Vivek Shrivastava
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Joined: Jun 03, 2000
Posts: 277
Congratulations!!!
Good luck!
Vivek
vidya
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Joined: Aug 08, 2000
Posts: 47
Vivek, that was an excellent score....Congrats!!
Wishing you good luck,
Vidya.
deekasha gunwant
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Joined: May 06, 2000
Posts: 396
Congrates Vivek.
great score.
regards
deekasha
Anonymous
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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
Posts: 18944
Hey Vivek , that's a great score.A month ago I had scored 97% in the SCJP exam.I am now thinking of going in for the Architect exam.Congrats and best of luck in anything you do.
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tony f
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Joined: Aug 04, 2000
Posts: 7
Ajith,
When I view the pdf file downloaded from www.theserverside.com the diagrams are not displayed properly - they are all black. Is this because I'm using the wrong Acrobat Reader version (I've got 3.0) - or is it just something I have to live with.
Thanks,
Tony.
[This message has been edited by tony f (edited August 22, 2000).]
Ajith Kallambella
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Joined: Mar 17, 2000
Posts: 5782
Tony,
You are probably running the wrong Adobe Reader version. Get the latest one, it is free!!
Ajith
vivek rai
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Joined: May 08, 2000
Posts: 45
thanks Vivek, Vidya, Deekasha, Udayan..
( congrats to u too Vivek!! so two Vivek's passed the exam on the same day!)
Udayan, I'm thinking of going for archi exam as well.. will continue to drop in this forum..
cheers,
vivek
Shiny
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Joined: May 29, 2000
Posts: 45
Congratulations Vivek!
enjoy the experience....
regards
--Shiny
Piyush Bhattacharya
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Joined: Aug 29, 2000
Posts: 1
Congratulations Vivek !
Great work! in fact i am also appearing for the exam on 18th of this month. let's see whether i am your worthy competitor ?!


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