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Passed SCJP 6 - 91% (with little disappointment)

 
Michael Tolenruc
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First of all sorry for posting here, i just want some people to read this.
Last Jan. 29 i took my SCJP6 exam and passed it with 91% score. Though im not java evangelist, i can say that its really easy!

My preparation? Well at first, i followed some metacognitive tips (e.g drinking a lot of liquids, talking with my dogs about java, etc). Then i ordered a K&B SCJP 6 Study Guide book (Orginal Copy and not ILLEGAL downloaded PDF). While waiting for my book to arrive i re-read my HeadFirst Java (Again Original/Legal) book that i've also used when im studying SCJA. Then after receiving my SCJP6 Study Guide book, i read it twice so that it will stick in my brain, i also took some notes and ofcourse code lots of example and doubts. After that its time for mocks, i used Inquisition, Devaka Examlab, and the MasterExam CD included in the Book. Testing my knowledge in these mocks are indeed my confidence booster, on the final exam of Devaka, i got 73% and 68% on the 3rd K&B MasterExam. Though im not posting much in this forum (coz im also working as full time java programmer for 3 years), i make sure that every visit i will bookmarks a lot of useful post.

On the exam day, i've arrived at the prometric 2 hours ahead of the exam, so that i can review all the 2 minutes drill in the book. What i really like about that prometric are aside from friendly people they have also have free drinks (Coffee and HotChoco) so that test takers can relax before the exam. All in all 5 months of preparation.

Though im a little disappointed. Not about the SCJP exam but for those people who uses illegal materials just to pass the exam and label themselves as SCJP. For me their just ruining the name of this certification. Same goes for those who uses illegal downloaded pdf copy of books, for me its not enough to thank the authors if you used an illegal copy of their book, because just like us who wants to succeed on our chosen career, the author wants that too. Sorry, I know some of you will be mad at me, but in any case im glad coz im a SCJP 6 now!

Thanks to the authors (Kathy and Bert) for the great books and Mock Examulators creator (Devaka, Matthew and John Meyers and etc.) and to the active members of the forum!
 
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Congrats.
 
Abhi vijay
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Congratulations, Michael!
 
Abhishek Sangole
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Hey Michael ... congrats.....
so where is the party tonight?

and ya your post is very nice.....
 
Krishna Srinivasan
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congrats!!
 
Michael Tolenruc
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Thanks guys! I saw a lot benefits of this certification (can get you through an interview, you will know the basics, prerequisite for other certifications, etc), but I've never saw someone said that this can impress/attract girls??? hmmm.. Better wearing my Sun Certified T-Shirt that i got last year to try!
 
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