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SCJP Passed. Some Tips.

Bill Casey

Joined: Oct 25, 2000
Posts: 1
I passed the exam yesterday.
Here are some tips:
1. Make sure you know the complete Math class including all method definitations.
2. Make sure you know mostly used constructors in I/O
3. Make sure you know the concept of garbage collection (1 question for sure).
4. Make sure you know how String and String Buffer work.
Question on above topics are gimme and needs very little preparation.
5. I had about 15-20 question with code. Some with more than 20 lines. Number of lines should not intimidate you. There are no trick questions. Browse the answers before you look at the code. If necessary go back and forth. As there is a seperate window for code, viewing both answers and questions shouid not be a problem.
6. I used the book "The Complete JAVA 2 Certification Guide". The book is complete and sufficient. In addition, used API reference and lessons on Sun's Java site for Collections and Threads. Baught the book Exam Cram, but ended up not using it.
7. Make sure you do some coding.
8. Time is sufficient. My strategy did not involve skipping questions. I used Scratch paper to make a note of questions with less confident answers. Did focus on the question in the hand, ignoring the time.
Hope this helps. Good luck.
Ira Jain
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Joined: Sep 06, 2000
Posts: 70
Congratulations Bill !!!
Sudhir Bangera
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Joined: Oct 10, 2000
Posts: 50
Congrats...Bill and thanks for the invaluable tips...
Srini Lakkim

Joined: Oct 25, 2000
Posts: 2
!! Congrates !!
This is great help for people like us.
Srini L.

Srini L.
Prasad Ballari
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Joined: Sep 23, 2000
Posts: 149
Congrates . Thanks for valuable tips.If you have prepared any notes pls send it across to me my email id is
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Joined: Oct 13, 2000
Posts: 66
Congratulations on u'r success Bill
Thanks for sharing the tips...they are invaluable,
all the best for u'r future endeavours
Farooq Ali
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Joined: Sep 30, 2000
Posts: 43
congrats bill
Ahmed Haboubi
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Joined: Oct 21, 2000
Posts: 36
Congratulations! Bill, and thanks a lot for the tips.
Aru Ven
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Joined: Sep 28, 2000
Posts: 199
Congrats Bill.....
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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
Posts: 18944
Well done Bill,
Any tips, send them to
sai srinivas

Joined: Oct 09, 2000
Posts: 12
congrats!Bill.your tips are mostly useful like who are
preparing certification like us.
If you have any valuable stuff,links for mock exams
please send to my email address is
thank you
sai srinivas
Harpal Singh
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Joined: Oct 10, 2000
Posts: 229
hey Bill,
keep it up dude....great tips ...
Kourosh Keshavarzi
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Joined: Oct 23, 2000
Posts: 66
great job
Kourosh Keshavarzi
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Joined: Oct 23, 2000
Posts: 66
thanks for the tips too
girish hegde

Joined: Oct 27, 2000
Posts: 20
congratulations man,
so party time.
hope it will be party time for me soon also
jason picardo

Joined: Oct 29, 2000
Posts: 14
Hi Bill Casey,

This is JASON JAMES PICARDO from Bangalore,India.
Good i liked your lips...
I want a small favour from u..
please send me the questions & answers that u have to
my email following emial address:
Sahir Shibley
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Joined: Apr 08, 2000
Posts: 275
They are not allowed to divulge the questions. No java developer will give reveal questions from past tests. Besides the questions would not be the same. I suggest you study
java well enough to be able to code in java . If you havent met that objective the certification is just a worthless piece of paper.
parag bharambe
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Joined: Sep 01, 2000
Posts: 41
Congreatulation Bill !!!
Thanks for giving suggestion.
Will you do me a favour. Will you mail me the links of all the useful sites you refered for certification?
Thanks in Advance
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