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Thanx Javaranch......Passed SCJP

sunita singh
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Joined: Aug 03, 2000
Posts: 12
Yesterday I passed SCJP with 76% score in first attempt.
I am a constant visitor of Javaranch Forum and I learned lots of basic from this forum. Special thanks to all moderators for the quality of discussion.
I basically prepared from RHE, notes of Jyothi. I gave 7-8 mock exams. I prepared classes, arrays, interface from JLS. Mediatracker topic and Gridbaglayout topic from the API. I practised lots of tricky codes and tried to understand the behaviour.
Exam questions were good and evenly distributed according to the objective. I found 2-3 questions same as in some mock exam. I got socket, mediatracker and gridbaglayout questions.
I was worried about thread questions and I got 100% marks in that topic and I was more confident in overloading and overriding questions and surprisingly I got 60% marks in that topic.
So I would suggest everyone to prepare all topics well even if you think that you r very good in it.
Good luck to all who is going to take this exam.
Sunita Singh
Ajith Kallambella
Sheriff

Joined: Mar 17, 2000
Posts: 5782
Congratulations Sunita!!...
Guys, read what she said I practised lots of tricky codes and tried to understand the behaviour.. I think it is very important that you WRITE A LOT OF CODE.
Good luck to all,
Ajith

Open Group Certified Distinguished IT Architect. Open Group Certified Master IT Architect. Sun Certified Architect (SCEA).
Ahmed Nasir
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Joined: Sep 25, 2000
Posts: 57
First of all conratulations sunita..on crossing the first mark.
It really feels like a big difference. I am all theory in Java kind of a java persuer..I had attepmted the exam about two months ago..with all my theory Knowledge..and failed scoring 51%.
now I have spent some time..learning the basics of programing in general..which i lacked when I attempted the first time..
My question to you is..what do you think..the theaory vs practical proportion was there of questions in the exam.
Because I felt(when i attamepted the firs time), that if i had a little knowledge of programing (like common assigment and flows and scope of variables) I would have made it.
So now atleast I know..those things..was wondering whould I attempt the exam in say 10 days..with a thorough final study..lol
Thanks for reading such a long message..
And good luck in your future endeavres with java.
Nasir
sunita singh
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Joined: Aug 03, 2000
Posts: 12
I would say that SCJP is 25% theory and 75% practical. So its very important that you try writing codes and analyse its output.
Reading theory is also important b'coz it 'll clear the fundamentals of the language.
If you practise code it 'll help you to understand the theory part more nicely and give you the confidence so what ever type of code comes in exam, you can solve it.

Ahmed Nasir
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Joined: Sep 25, 2000
Posts: 57
Thanks Sunita
You are right there is no way one can get away with the code as this the what matters later for doing something in java actually.
And now with the time shortened and the changes in exam..I am a little worried..as there is no mock up (ofcourse at this time for any exam from fourth.
I guess I would just have to work on the time factor too.
Would post if I have any querries about some CODE..
Nasir
Bob Kerfoot
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Joined: Oct 01, 2000
Posts: 47
Congrats!
Bob Kerfoot
DS_Malik
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Joined: Oct 02, 2000
Posts: 5
Sunita Congratulations
I have a question for you regarding tricky questions you have mentioned.Where did you find those tricky code questions to understand the fundamentals of java.
Can you please post the name of book or the site you have visited to collect all those tricky codes.
Thanks in advance for your kind help
Vani Kadur
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Joined: Oct 02, 2000
Posts: 19
Congratulations Sunita.
Vani


Vani Kadur<br />==========<br />SCJP(98%)<br />SCWCD(85%)<br />IBM Certified Developer - XML and Related Technologies.
sunita singh
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Joined: Aug 03, 2000
Posts: 12
There isn't any particular site where you can find all questions. But if you are constant visitor of javaranch and you follow the discussions which goes here or if you go thru all the discussions in last 1 -2 months, I am sure you'll come across lots of such questions. The most important thing is that you pick the code from these places and try it yourself and then read the explanations given by the moderators. This will definitely help.
You can get some more from the mock exams posted on the web.
Anonymous
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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
Posts: 18944
virginia.
sureshg50@hotmail.com
Congrats !!! for passing scjp2 in first attempt only.
It is not that easy to understand and pass. how much time taken for u to pass,and how many months do u take for writing the exam.
i hope ,u will do better in developer also.
do u have any experience before mail me

suresh gouru
Harry Singh
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Joined: Sep 22, 2000
Posts: 53
Congrats, Sunita. I have one question. How did you do in the mock exams ? I never get above 60% in any mock exam. So I am worried what to do ...
sunita singh
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Joined: Aug 03, 2000
Posts: 12
My input was not much. and so is my output. I purchased RHE in the month of august and I was able to complete it first time by the end of august. I hardly put 2-3 hours per week till end of august (going office and cook at home gives little time for studies).
It was in september that I started giving some more time. Last 15 days, I would say I studied very well. So In month of september I went thru JLS, 2nd time RHE, Jyoti notes and 6-7 mock exams.
In all 3 marcus exams I got 75 - 80 %. From the forum I knew that in actual exam you get almost same percentage as marcus and I decided to go for it. My aim was to get the certification and not the score.
To get high score you need to study 1-2 more books (exam Cram etc) and give more than 20 mock exams.
My interest is in servlet, JSP and EJB. So I wanted to clear SCJP soon and start studying these topics.
As about me I am already working in java and I sometime work with servlets and I want to focus myself in server side java programming.




Manish Singhal
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Joined: Sep 21, 2000
Posts: 104
Congrats Sunita.
Please tell me from where I can get Jyoti's Notes.
Thanks in advance,
Manish
< tosinghal@hotmail.com >
DS_Malik
Greenhorn

Joined: Oct 02, 2000
Posts: 5
Sunita
I really appreciate for your prompt reply .I have started working on lot of tricky questions my self ,Also checking discussion forum .
Because the new version is more code oriented,This will be good way to go for it.
Thanks again
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Ahmed Nasir
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Joined: Sep 25, 2000
Posts: 57
Hi Harry..
You made me feel so much better by posting your mock exam score..
I thoght only I was the one who scores 60s in the mock exams, as all the folks here seem to be good at taking exams and scoring high, right from the time they start mock ups.
I wish good luck to both of us. And we will make it don't worry.
And I think this new exam format is te issue we have to deal with now. My concern is reduction of time to 90 mins. Ya the passing score has also been reduced but thats even more scary..
Cheers
Nasir
Bidyut Padhi
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Joined: Sep 07, 2000
Posts: 121
Congratulation
U cleared the Exam. Enjoy your certification .
Bidyut
 
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