I am going to take scjp 6 on june.so please share your preparation method.How long you prepare.how much time you spent on each chapter.Reply
preparing for SCJP 6
Joined: Apr 10, 2009
Thankyou my friends... ...so glad to hear your replies..... this achievement couldn't be made without any help from this forum
well Hukm..overall, I guess working hard, smartly, and patiently is the key here..I read K&B three times thoroughly, each time I read every chapter, I did some practises(coding) to verify the given material and to clear any doubts. Practically, I think reading K&B by itself isn't enough, you HAVE TO code, as that will open your eyes to some tiny details not covered in the book.
After I feel I have covered and memorized all the topics, then it's time for mocks....I did the mocks that comes from the book and ExamLab. The first mock from the book I got 93%, but at the second one, I got only 75%, and at final exam I got 84%. Doing the examlab, I got 80%, 75%, 63%, and 59% starting from the first exam to final respectively. Every time I did a mock, I do some evaluation, I list every mistake I made, memorized it, and try hard not to do the same mistake at the following mocks. Note that the mocks I mentioned above are tougher than the real exam (especially the final exam of ExamLab), so don't be discouraged when you didn't get a good score at those mocks. after finishing a total of 7 mocks, then I did the very same mocks for another round without remembering any I question I've ever done before, and I observe that my scores are stable at 88-95%. this facts boost up my confidence and then I know that time has come for the real exam. In short, my preparation is an iteration of 3 phase: LEARN --> PRACTICE --> EVALUATE
this kind of preparation methodology took me almost 5 months before I called Sun, that's why I said that patience is one of the key to succeed.
Ok Hukm and all SCJP hunters..I wish you all a good luck for the exam, I believe you will manage it well... don't forget to take some rests and good sleeps while preparing...
im planning to take my exam in i week of june.Please suggest me how to schedule my day,im following kathey sierra book throughly.what im planning to do is first go thorugh the book revise it once last ten days i wanted to write mock exams and rectify te mistakes.
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Here at javaranch we dont talk about --- and neither we support it.I am preparing for the second time, for scjp,,, and want to learn java and i think it is the same for you too. hope you dont mind my words. All the best do well
Joined: Apr 12, 2009
im very much impressed with your reply,I really dont know what are --- but heard from many people thats why i asked about them.Im already working in java from 1.3 yeares so
clearing the exam is not a big deal,but i wana get good score thats all.
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