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Stephanie Grasson
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Joined: Jun 14, 2000
Posts: 347
Hi all!
I passed the exam last night with a score of 86%, not fabulous but good enough.
Just wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone at the JavaRanch for their help and insight, especially Paul Wheaton for his patience and excellent advice on the Cattle Drive. Also thanks to those who replyed to my questions in the forums. I have been teaching myself Java and you all made it much easier and quicker for me.
I also wanted to give some advice for those who haven't taken the exam yet. I definitely got questions that were not really listed in the objectives. For example,I used RHE to study and they said that because the Thread methods stop(), suspend() and resume() were deprecated they were just sort of glossing over them and not to worry about them for the exam. I got two questions on these methods. Also, the RHE questions, while very helpful, were much easier than the ones on the actual exam. When I took the mock exam that came on CD with the RHE, I got 100%. Marcus Green's mock exam is more similar to the real one and the score I got on it was exactly the same as on the real one.
I did not get any socket or Media Tracker questions, but definitely several on file I/O. About six type-in-the-answer format (be sure to read the directions carefully on these, as they sometimes specify "do not use any spaces" or other special directions).
Anyway, thanks again to everyone at JavaRanch. This site is excellent and I definitely plan to stick around.
Stephanie
Prakash Moily
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 19, 2000
Posts: 9
Congrats Steffanie,
U made it ???. Did they ask u anything on swing ???.
Can u tell me where can i find the latest objectives for the exam ???.
Congrats again and all the best,
Prakash
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Ajith Kallambella
Sheriff

Joined: Mar 17, 2000
Posts: 5782
Congratulations Stephanie!
More than the face value of getting certified, the actual benefits are in the learning experience. The value addition one undergoes during the certification process takes you a long way, more than the certificate itself. Though the percentile score helps attain a personal gratification, it does not imply or overrule the significance of technical competence.
So, celebrate your success because you deserve it!
Good luck
Ajith


Open Group Certified Distinguished IT Architect. Open Group Certified Master IT Architect. Sun Certified Architect (SCEA).
Stephanie Grasson
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jun 14, 2000
Posts: 347
Prakash,
There were no questions on Swing, but there were definitely a number of questions on components, event handling and layout managers, so I would study those alot.
Sun posts the exam objectives at this site: http://suned.sun.com/USA/certification/progobj.html
Hope this helps.
Stephanie
 
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