File APIs for Java Developers
Manipulate DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF and many others from your application.
The moose likes Programmer Certification (SCJP/OCPJP) and the fly likes Passed SCJP Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Certification » Programmer Certification (SCJP/OCPJP)
Bookmark "Passed SCJP" Watch "Passed SCJP" New topic

Passed SCJP

Jeff Holmes
Ranch Hand

Joined: Oct 04, 2000
Posts: 44
I passed the exam today with an 84%, thought I would pass on some information on the exam. It seems that there is roughly 50% to 60% of pretty simple straight forward questions, 20% intermediate, and 20% Tough questions. A lot on threads, I had 8, seemed like the questions wouldn't end on the threads. It's funny cause the first 44 questions were easy to intermdiate, then I got all these questions on threads, some tough, some easy, and all tough quetions. Like I was cruising right along adn then boom, I hit a wall.
Things I studied from, RHE book, Marqus Greens moch exams, javaranch round up. Need 100% all the time from round up, very basic stuff. Marqus green's exams are really good to prepare from. Know every line of the RHE book, and look at the API docs for IO. Otherwise RHE is good source.
Feel free to post questions, I know I fogot to put a lot of the information I know from the test. Study hard, know the content required, and relax, you'll pass the test.
Ajith Kallambella

Joined: Mar 17, 2000
Posts: 5782
Congratulations Jeff...good show

Open Group Certified Distinguished IT Architect. Open Group Certified Master IT Architect. Sun Certified Architect (SCEA).
Jane Griscti
Ranch Hand

Joined: Aug 30, 2000
Posts: 3141
Congratulations Jeff. Nice to know they are not all tough

Jane Griscti
SCJP, Co-author Mike Meyers' Java 2 Certification Passport
Aru Ven
Ranch Hand

Joined: Sep 28, 2000
Posts: 199
Congrats Jeff ....
Mukund Srinivas

Joined: Oct 11, 2000
Posts: 6
congrats !!
way to go,
bill bozeman
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jun 30, 2000
Posts: 1070
[Note from a moderator - there were a bunch of other messages in this thread from people asking Jeff to send them actual exam questions - something Jeff never even suggested he would do. Anyway I deleted them all since JavaRanch is not here to help people cheat and violate copyrights. So that's what some of these other messages are referring to, for those of you wondering. By the way - congratulations, Jeff - well done! -- Jim Yingst]
First off, way to go.
Second, I think we are getting a little carried away with trying to get real questions from the test. Maybe I am from the old school, but I don't think we should be posting actual questions from the test. Besides, Sun doesn't allow this, and none of us want to make the Ranch become the hang out for cheating the system. Just my two cents.

[This message has been edited by Jim Yingst (edited October 19, 2000).]
Shan Karawita
Ranch Hand

Joined: Oct 13, 2000
Posts: 83
Congradulation Jeff,

Grate Job...
Jonathan Jeban
Ranch Hand

Joined: Oct 08, 2000
Posts: 52
Hi Jeff!
Congrats !!
That is a score..
And thanx for the feedback...
I agree with bill bozeman...lately i could see lots of posts requesting real exam questions... rather about java
well,I feel the Bartenders and sheriffs should get ride of such a practice in this ranch...
just a suggestion
Mapraputa Is
Leverager of our synergies

Joined: Aug 26, 2000
Posts: 10065
Warmest congratulations, Jeff!
Friends who asked about real exam questions, do not misinterpret Jeff's post: REAL questions cannot be communicated, it is both illegal and unethical. You do not want to cheat, right? You can find A LOT of mock exams here and it is enough to pass, even with great scores, like Jeff's

Uncontrolled vocabularies
"I try my best to make *all* my posts nice, even when I feel upset" -- Philippe Maquet
Surya Bahadur
Ranch Hand

Joined: Sep 28, 2000
Posts: 88
Hi Jeff Holmes
Congrats and all the best for your future java endeavors.
Aliasger Badri

Joined: Oct 19, 2000
Posts: 1
Hi Jeff!
Congrats!! for the great marks you've got & keep it up...
Well I was a bit afraid after hearing that they have made the exam much tougher than the previous ones & I was starting to lose confidence , but after reading your experience I felt my confidence was returning, thanks for sharing your experience,
I would like to know the way you have prepared for your scjp, since I am too planning to give the exam by the first week of the next month, I wanted to confirm that I have'nt left anything in my preparation. Please let me know as soon as possible...
[This message has been edited by Jim Yingst (edited October 19, 2000).]
Ashish Rastogi

Joined: Oct 19, 2000
Posts: 3
Dear All,
Could u give me the links of either Marqus Greens moch exams or other mock up test papers to make things happen in positive way.
I am waiting eagerly
Ray Hsieh
Ranch Hand

Joined: Sep 20, 2000
Posts: 59
Congrats, Jeff!!!
And Bill, I totally agree with you. Hey, maybe I'm too concerned about this honour thing... but I do thing honour matters! Come on, people!
Jeff, please DON'T give those people the real questions! Don't let them be cheaters... let them be proud, honest SCJP!
Originally posted by bill bozeman:
First off, way to go.


Joined: Oct 03, 2000
Posts: 3
Congratulations on your success!
Ajay Nalamala

Joined: Oct 19, 2000
Posts: 11
Congrats Jeff!
Could you tell me of the details of the exam format, like the time limit on each question and the sample questions just to know the level of diffculty.
Btw, I am planning to take the test in a weeks time
[This message has been edited by Jim Yingst (edited October 19, 2000).]
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: Passed SCJP
jQuery in Action, 3rd edition