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Cleared SCJP 98%

 
Ankit Garg
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I Passed SCJP 6 98% (71 out of 72).

I only scored 91% in Declarations, Initialization and Scoping. Rest all are 100%.

The exam was completely from the K&B book. Thanks to the authors Kathy and Bert for that. Apart from the the Master Exam helped a lot. Devaka's ExamLab was very similar to the real exam. Although the real exam didn't warn when wrong number of options are chosen like it does in ExamLab. Drag and Drop reset problem was there. All in all I completed the exam in 1:45hrs. The machine on which I was giving the exam was a bit slow and the mouse was rubbish. I also faced some problems in beginning when my signature didn't match. I was in a panic but the center head was very helpful. He said me to calm down and sorted the things out.

Now for my preparation. I started my preparation with SCJP 1.4 from Khalid Mughal book. I also downloaded the bonus chapters from their site but soon realized that it was not enough. Then I joined javaranch and then came to know about the K&B book and purchased. All in all it took me about 8 months to clear the exam. I didn't buy any of the paid mock exams. I just gave Inquisition mock exam, Master exam and ExamLab. Apart from that I gave a lot of free mock exams and the trial exams of enthuware and whizlabs. All in all the exam was disappointingly easy. I was only confused in 2 questions and one of them was wrong in the end.

Thanks to all the ranchers for all their support and encouragement. Now that I am finally SCJP, I can move on to SCWCD

[Edit: Corrected the subject line]
[ November 30, 2008: Message edited by: Ankit Garg ]
 
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Hey Ankit,

Congrats!!!
Finally you did it! Great score
 
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Are yaar, I already know that you passed with flying colors.
congrats!
 
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Hey Ankit,

Congrats!!!

- Aparna
 
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Great score, congratulations!
 
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Thanks a lot everyone
 
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hey! this is really great!!! but please look sometimes in the SCJP forum and don't move complete to the SCWCD forum =)
[ November 28, 2008: Message edited by: Markus Klein ]
 
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Hey Ankit,

Congrats!!! It's really a great score....
I am also going to prepare for SCWCD..let me knwo how are you planning to start (which book/material etc..)

Regards,
 
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@Markus I am not going to leave the SCJP forum. I am addict to it

@Debashree I have not thought about it yet but most probably I will start with Head First Servlet JSP. Actually I am currently a web developer and I have been working for 4 months now so I don't know how easy it would be for me...
 
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Cograts Ankit !!! Great Score
 
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My Congratulations Ankit
It's a great score, actually

I'm very happy to see your post, because my ExamLab simulator is recommended by a great-score-holder
[ November 28, 2008: Message edited by: Devaka Cooray ]
 
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Devaka your simulator is worth giving . The best part is it looks mostly like the original thing. Even your's is better as it let's you review Drag and Drop Questions
 
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Congrats...

 
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Exceptional score.....congratulations.....
 
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Thanks Anut and Harvinder.

Also I would like to share that once I asked that is there any option to add notes to questions in SCJP. I had seen that option in one mock exam. But someone said that there is no such option. But there is such an option. You can add your notes to every question so that you can recall what you were thinking when the first time you faced the question. Although I didn't needed it but it is indeed helpful.

Actually I completed my exam so early that I was playing around with the exam engine. I reviewed a drag and drop question and verified that it get's reset or not and a couple of other things...
[ November 28, 2008: Message edited by: Ankit Garg ]
 
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Hi Ankit,

Congrats for a wonderful score!!! You will be missed in SCJP forum. Good luck for SCWCD 5.

Thanks,

Naveen Katoch
 
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Originally posted by nav katoch:
You will be missed in SCJP forum.


Hey I am not going anywhere from the SCJP forum. I told earlier also that I am addict to it
 
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Congratulations for the great score..

Geeta Vemula.
 
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That's a good score for failing in the SCJP!
 
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Nice addiction....
See you in SCWCD also..
 
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Great Score Ankit!

Its good to see that you will still visit the SCJP forum.
 
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Hey Ankit !!
A big congratulations !!!
 
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Devaka's ExamLab was very similar to the real exam


Ankit, you mean the type of questions or the user interface ?
 
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Originally posted by Rekha Srinath:


Ankit, you mean the type of questions or the user interface ?


The user interface was similar. The questions were damn easy on the real exam. I scored 61% on examlab final exam and you know my score on the real exam
 
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Hi Devaka,
kindly let me know the url of your exam simulator site.
I tried http://devaka.001webs.com/ , but its not working.

-Vikas
[ November 28, 2008: Message edited by: Vikas Govindswamy ]
 
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Hey ..

Congrats.. Ankit..!!!

Awesome..score.!!!
 
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Vikas you can find examlab here
 
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GOOD Ankit Garg ..... the dangerous subject line .

Congratulations
 
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Congratulations Ankit
Great Score

Regards
Ninad
 
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Awesome Ankit!!

Wow

It's great to hear that you'll be hanging out in both the SCWCD and the SCJP forums - your questions AND answers are wonderful!

Bert
 
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Hi Ankit,

CONGRATULATIONS!!
Fantastic score!
 
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Hi Ankit,

CONGRATULATIONS!!
Fantastic score!
 
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Congratulations Ankit. Great Score. I am planning to take the exam at the end of next onth. could you please advise me on a strategy? I am studying for this full time.
Thanks,
Meera
 
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congratulations Ankit
 
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Thanks everyone

Meera if you can give full time to SCJP, then I will also suggest you the same strategy that everyone follows. First read the K&B book and solve the Self Test questions and answers. If you find it difficult to understand any topic just for it on google or ask it on javaranch. Also make programs as much as you can. You grasp a lot of things when you code which you cannot learn just by reading a book. Just experiment with the things as much as you can. If the book says that you should add 1 and 2 to get 3, then add 0.5 and 2.5 and see if you get 3 that way too (so basically just see what happens if you do things that are not covered in the book).
After you are finished with the book, go for mock exams. You can go for the free mock exams or the paid ones (It completely depends on your choice). I didn't get any paid mock exams. I just gave Master Exam, Inquisition and ExamLab. Apart from that I gave a lot of free mock exams on the internet but I think some of them are not according to the objectives so they may make you nervous as you might fail on those exams.
You can also read the Java Language Specification (JLS) if you want. If you have a bit of experience with Java (and I mean coding experience not work experience) then you will not find the exam tough. In fact I was disappointed with the real exam as it was easier than my expectations
 
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Congratulations...!!!

I just want to make a request to all of the members to please do not write this type of false subject lines...

This is a very respectful forum for all the Java programmers in the world.

Regards,
Damodar...
 
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Congratulations...!!! Excellent score !!!
 
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Hi Ankit,
Last to congratulate you but not the least..
Congrats buddy..
May you fly with such colors for your upcoming exams also..
 
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Thanks Damodar, Ashok and Paul. Damodar I have changed the subject line and paul thanks for helping me in getting the voucher ...
 
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Very great score...lot of hard work put in...
Congrates..


 
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