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Mirko Froehlich
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Joined: Aug 21, 2000
Posts: 114
Hi all,
I just passed the exam with 98%. The only question I got wrong was about AWT, but I am not sure which one it was.
As many others have reported, most of the questions were on language fundamentals, rather than the API. In addition, I got questions on threads, garbage collection, streams and readers, and AWT events and layout. One question was about the GridBagLayout, but is was fairly simple. No questions involving sockets or the MediaTracker class. One question on threads had the "suspend" method as a correct answer, which surprised me a little, since this method is deprecated in Java 1.2. Otherwise, nothing terribly surprising. One question on anonymous inner classes was a little ambigous. I cannot say too much in this forum without giving away the question, but I'll give you this general advice: if the exam mentions "SomeInterface(x)", they really mean that this is supposed to be an interface. Of course it indicates this, but syntactically, there could be a class with the name "SomeInterface". Just keep this in mind. It seems like they are not trying to trick you with things like this.
It took me a little over an hour to answer all questions, and I spent another 20 minutes or so going over everything again and correcting one mistake (see below).
I mainly prepared with RHE, a couple of tutorials I found on the web, and of course lots of mock tests. Especially Marcus Green's three tests were very useful, and I would advise everybody to take all of them before the exam. The sample questions on "javaprepare.com" were also helpful. And of course, a lot of thanks to everybody at JavaRanch. I discovered this forum fairly late (only a little over a week ago), but it helped me a lot.
I also advise everybody to pay a lot of attention to the exam questions and thecorresponding code, which can be a little tricky sometimes. For example, one of the questions was about a nested for loop (nothing too exciting, pretty much like in any of the mock tests). However, in the mock tests the output was usually the value of the outer loop variable, followed by the value of the inner loop variable. In the real test, it was the other way around, which I did not notice at first. I discovered and corrected this error when I went through all the questions after I was done.
Good luck everybody!
I am probably going to study for the developer's certification now, so you will still see me at JavaRanch. :-))

[This message has been edited by Mirko Froehlich (edited August 23, 2000).]
Surya B
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Joined: May 10, 2000
Posts: 98
Hi Mirko
Congrats and all the best for your future endeavors.
Sirisha Kopparapu

Joined: Aug 23, 2000
Posts: 3
You r really a genius person.
Congratulations and Celebrations!!!
Can u please mail some questions to my e-mail id?
Thanks in advance.
With rgds,
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Joined: Jul 20, 2000
Posts: 112
Vinutha T K

Joined: Aug 22, 2000
Posts: 17
I am planning to take scjp in october and I request you to help .
If you have any notes please send to my Email Id vinuthatk@usa.net
Thank you

Joined: Jul 08, 2000
Posts: 20
Hi Mirko,
congrats for a great score !!!
you have done a very good job.
congrats again
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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
Posts: 18944
i am preparing for scjp.
going to take the exam in another 10 days.
please do email me to this account if u have some notes and give me your email id too...pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee!!
with luv,
my email id is luv_rags@yahoo.com
karthik, k

Joined: Aug 24, 2000
Posts: 1
ia mplaningto take up the exam.plz tell me the keys,and how to prepare forthis.also plz mail me the keys.my add is
krazykar@usa.net.i will be happy to see ur mail.thank u
Ajith Kallambella

Joined: Mar 17, 2000
Posts: 5782
Congratulations! A great score indeed( infact we're even on that percentile )
Good luck,

Open Group Certified Distinguished IT Architect. Open Group Certified Master IT Architect. Sun Certified Architect (SCEA).
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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
Posts: 18944
Hi Mirhko,
Congratulation !!!
It's great that you got 98%.
I am planing to take up the exam within 15 days .
Please tell me the how to prepare for the exam in coming 15 days.Plz mail me note and tips to miluved@yahoo.com .
I will be happy to see ur mail.
Best of luck for your future plans.
Thanks in advance.
Milind Vedpathak.
Vinutha T K

Joined: Aug 22, 2000
Posts: 17
Hi Mirhko,
Congatulations .
How are you celebrating your success?
Please send me your notes as early as posssible.
Have a nice Time.
With Regards
hema janani
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Joined: May 19, 2000
Posts: 70
To Mirco
inspite of you knowing about this forum late & achieving 98% is really a great score.We wish you all the Best for your future endaevours.If you go for an interview ,do share the same experience with us as you did on SCJP exams.
Ajith Kallambella

Joined: Mar 17, 2000
Posts: 5782
Congrats Mirko!....If you knew about JavaRanch before, I am sure you could have scored the other 2%...just kidding
No doubt its a great score( and we're even too! ) Good show!
Vasant Tiwari

Joined: Apr 25, 2008
Posts: 1

rumour about database change(scjp)from sep,what about
your idea
Sudha Rajaram

Joined: Jul 09, 2000
Posts: 13
Thats reaaaaaaaaaally GREAT!!!
Best of lucks for ur Developer Exam(I don't think u need that).
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