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Did you pass? How long did you study?

Kourosh Keshavarzi
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Joined: Oct 23, 2000
Posts: 66
I am ver new to java. I've been doing cobol type work for the last 3 years and just 3 weeks ago my project finished and I started studying java. Before I went on the bench I read a beginers book. My company is pressureing me about finishing up my studies and passing the exam. But I don't want to just pass is, I want to get at least 80 %. Until I started looking up people who've already passed it I thougt I could just study for a month and then get a realy good score. But now I'm realy scared. This one sight I went to said I have to study night and day for 4 month before I can pass it. Is is realy that hard passing 50 multiple choice questions.
I already read most of the book called complete java2 certification study guid. Isn't that good enough.
does everyone who take this exam have some prior java experience. I am trying to use my certification as a tool of getting a different job. Is it possible?
After going to these sight I'm getting realy scared. On the otherhand I am in a big rush.
if you had no knowledge of java and then studied it for a month and you passed please let me know. It would realy calm me down thanks.
Udayan Naik
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Joined: Oct 18, 2000
Posts: 135
Take it easy Mr Kuorosh.The exam is not that tough.The only thing really necessary to pass AND get a good score is clear fundamantals of Java.Since u have prior programming knowledge and experience , it should not be too hard for u.
I am a 22 year old engineer from Bombay.I passed out of college 1 year back.I HAD NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE in any programming language.I am from electronics background so i did not have any computer knowledge too.
I passed the Java Certification Exam 3 months ago after studying for about 3 months.
What i would advise is that u should take ur time for clearing up ur mind and gaining confidence in Java.One way is to give as many mock exams as possible.This site itself has a very good one, under the 'Roundup' section.Also check out the links section.
As for studying for a month and giving the exam , I cant really comment on that.
Best of Luck and keep cool.
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