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SCJP 1.5: Planning -- want suggestion from experts :)

Vinay kumar
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Joined: Jun 03, 2007
Posts: 20
Hi all,
i am new to this community and i am planning to take up the SCJP 1.5 by august 31. i will be taking exam on august 31. I have started studying from yesterday. i,e 25th june.
Plan: i am planning to complete the book once by july 20th. Again, revision by August 5th, take a mock test on 6th, and again one week of revision and take second mock test on 15th. And from 16th to 25th, giving numerous mock tests along with further revisions .... guys what do you say on this ... i want your valuable feedbacks .... please let me know if there are ny better wayto prepare ..... dont blame me sa this post is pretty lengthy ....

thanks in advance ........
[ June 26, 2007: Message edited by: Vinay BS ]

SCJP 1.5 Cleared. Mission SCWCD
Lorenz Baylon
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Joined: Jan 04, 2006
Posts: 99
Hi Vinay,

I think you are quite strict with your schedule, which is a good thing accompanied with discipline. On the other hand however, may I suggest that you do not put too much pressure on yourself on the process of completing the studies for the exam. SCJP study provides an excellent avenue for learning, you will learn many things as you go your way. Another thing is, for me, tracking the SCJP dream is more of fun and as I've said learning, than just achieving a certificate. Enjoy, breathe, and meet the rest of the guys here. By the way, Im not an expert Goodluck!


Regards,

Lhorenz
[ June 26, 2007: Message edited by: lhorenz baylon ]

I just cant look, its killing me.
Vinay kumar
Greenhorn

Joined: Jun 03, 2007
Posts: 20
Hi baylon,
hmmmm...... what i personally feel is that i have started late on studying..... so i dont want to take any chance in the exam .... but you are correct ..... the primary thing why i am taking this exam is to get a hold on java .... it will help in this right ???
Lorenz Baylon
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Joined: Jan 04, 2006
Posts: 99
yeah I believe so.. with constant practice I believe you can do it btw, your posted lastname "javaranch" may not be considered as a valid last name
Vinay kumar
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Joined: Jun 03, 2007
Posts: 20
thanks for that ..... okie i have changes my name .... hope this is right this tims
Remko Strating
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Joined: Dec 28, 2006
Posts: 893
If your schedule is good depends on your ambitions. AS you want a high score or just pass and your experience as a JAVA-programmer.

Just follow the forums and do a lot of practice and you will be fine.

This forum is very good and helped me for preparing.


Remko (My website)
SCJP 1.5, SCWCD 1.4, SCDJWS 1.4, SCBCD 1.5, ITIL(Manager), Prince2(Practitioner), Reading/ gaining experience for SCEA,
Mohit Jain
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Joined: Jun 04, 2007
Posts: 74
(If your schedule is good depends on your ambitions..)

Hey Ramko

I want to achieve a high score along with knowledge. For this please give your suggestions on the plan.


SCJP 5.0, SCWCD in progress
suhem chauhan
Greenhorn

Joined: Jun 26, 2007
Posts: 14
hey im new to this comunity.

I justwant experts suggestion on how to prepare for SCJP 1.5
I have completed reading K& B book.
I have taken few wizlab mock tests but everytime i get 37 o 32 or 38 correct out of 72.

Now i am confused how to prepare for 1.5
Vinay kumar
Greenhorn

Joined: Jun 03, 2007
Posts: 20
hey all .... as Ramko said, i want to achieve high marks in the exam and as well as gain good knowledge. i have 1.5 years of experience in java .... so what do you guys say .... how i should go about preparing ??? is my plan good enough which i have gievn in the first post ???
Brad Clarke
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Joined: Mar 27, 2006
Posts: 20
suhem, I've been the same way.

I failed the first and third Whizlabs sample exams, passed the second one.

As was explained to me by my co-workers, the key is to understand why you got a question wrong. Write the code, compile it, see what it does or doesn't do. That has helped me.

I rewrote the first sample exam last night and passed it. I'll rewrite the third one later today and then take the final Whizlab exam on Thursday.
E. Justice
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Joined: Jun 20, 2007
Posts: 12
I've been studying for the SCJP 5.0 for the last 3 weeks and have failed the test once by one question (last Friday).

Three weeks might not sound like a lot of time but it is all I have done over this time period and have over 120 study hours under my belt. My suggestions are:

Read the K&B book completely.
Write mini-programs for every concept whether you feel you understand it or not while using the book as a guide.
Once a week or so read all of the Two Minute Drills. I remember something new each time I go through them.
Be sure to read the Exam Watch sections. They do help.
Ask Questions. Since you're here on the forums it looks like you have this one covered.
Relax. I know I personally have learned a lot more while reading/practicing to learn, rather than having to pass a test.

Once again these are my suggestions and I have not passed the exam, yet (although I will be passing it on July 6th!). Best of luck to you!

Justice


SCJP 1.4
suhem chauhan
Greenhorn

Joined: Jun 26, 2007
Posts: 14
Hey all thanks a lot for your suggestions.
I have definitely got some confidance now .
What i was not doing, is practicing small small programes.
 
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