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Cleared SCJP1.6 exam with 93%

Monu Tripathi
Rancher

Joined: Oct 12, 2008
Posts: 1369
    
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Reading about experience of other ranchers who cleared SCJP helped me in one way or the
other so I am sharing mine:

I have been reading Java for about a year now even though I work on Android platform.
And I was planning to take SCJP exam since quite some time. Finally, I took the test this morning
and cleared it with 93%. After, I took the test, I realized why they dont print the actual
score on the certificate. From my experience, questions in the real exam are very easy as compared to questions in
Examlab/Master Exam/KSB exercises/Khaled Mughals book.IMHO it is very easy to score 100% in the exam if you understand the trick(that the questions are only tricky; not difficult).

Following is what I read and referred:

  • SCJP6 book -Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates[even if you read this book(IN and OUT) alone, it is enough]
  • Threads, Inner classes and Garbage Collection from Khaled Mughal and Rolf Rassmussen 3rd Edition
  • Exceptions and Arrays from JLS Edition3
  • Generics Tutorials on Sun site, Generics FAQs maintained by Angelika Langer
  • API docs for list of all Runtime exceptions that looked familiar and Collection classes and interfaces
  • Articles/posts on JavaWorld,JavaRanch,java.sun, IBM developer works,Deepak Balas SCJP6 articles
    on topics that I just wanted to read about.


  • Test Simulators -

  • ExamLab Simulator - Devaka Cooray[this is the toughest; it mirrors the actual exam s/w almost perfectly]
  • LearnKey - Master Exam
  • WhizLabs Diagonostic exam(free version where they ask only 25 questions )


  • Reading the exam objectives will help you get a picture of type of questions to expect in the exam.

    If you wan to score well, read, practice and revise.
    With the SCJP -
    "Its not what you know its when you know it" KSB chap01 Page 67
    .

    Finally, thanks to all the authors for writing such wonderful books, writers of simulator softwares and to all the bartender and ranchers for their help.

    Cheers.


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    Sathi Krishna
    Ranch Hand

    Joined: Oct 21, 2007
    Posts: 51

    Thanks for sharing your experience and Congratulations !!!
    Ankit Garg
    Sheriff

    Joined: Aug 03, 2008
    Posts: 9293
        
      17

    Congrats

    Great Score


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    Hetal Vora
    Greenhorn

    Joined: Feb 11, 2009
    Posts: 12
    Congratulations


    Thanks and Regards, Hetal
    SCJP 1.5 100%
    Devaka Cooray
    ExamLab Creator
    Saloon Keeper

    Joined: Jul 29, 2008
    Posts: 3053
        
      36

    Congratulations
    Glad to know that ExamLab helped.


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    Vijitha Kumara
    Bartender

    Joined: Mar 24, 2008
    Posts: 3825

    Congrats


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    arulk pillai
    Author
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    Joined: May 31, 2007
    Posts: 3219
    Congrats and keep up the good work


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    Monu Tripathi
    Rancher

    Joined: Oct 12, 2008
    Posts: 1369
        
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    Thank you all..
    Sharma Ritu
    Ranch Hand

    Joined: Jul 25, 2007
    Posts: 261
    Congratulations on your wonderful score!

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    Krishna Srinivasan
    Ranch Hand

    Joined: Jul 28, 2003
    Posts: 1844

    congrats!!


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    Sathi Krishna
    Ranch Hand

    Joined: Oct 21, 2007
    Posts: 51

    Congratulations Buddy !!!

    Thanks for sharing your experience.
    Monu Tripathi
    Rancher

    Joined: Oct 12, 2008
    Posts: 1369
        
        1

    Thanks!
    Sidharth Pallai
    Ranch Hand

    Joined: Apr 21, 2008
    Posts: 134

    Congratulations !!

    Just a weird point... Is something in this certification which made you go for it. Or its just an "awareness" &-|| "acclaim".


    Thanks & Regards
    Sidharth Pallai
    Ankit Garg
    Sheriff

    Joined: Aug 03, 2008
    Posts: 9293
        
      17

    Sidharth Pallai wrote:Just a weird point... Is something in this certification which made you go for it. Or its just an "awareness" &-|| "acclaim".

    I'm not Monu, but still I would like to respond, SCJP and other such certifications look good on your resume && give you good knowledge. Certifications help you to prove to employers that you have good knowledge (to a certain extent)...
    Gaurav Aggarwall
    Greenhorn

    Joined: Aug 29, 2009
    Posts: 22
    congrats..


    SCJP 1.5
    Monu Tripathi
    Rancher

    Joined: Oct 12, 2008
    Posts: 1369
        
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    I know this is a zombie thread but I wouldn't pass a question put to me!
    I'm not Monu, but still I would like to respond, SCJP and other such certifications look good on your resume && give you good knowledge. Certifications help you to prove to employers that you have good knowledge (to a certain extent)...

    +1
    It certainly does look good on the resume and it gives a rough idea to the employers about what to expect from the guy sitting across the table.
    Just a weird point... Is something in this certification which made you go for it. Or its just an "awareness" &-|| "acclaim".

    SCJP happened to me. I never worked on core Java for as long as I would've liked(only 5 months); I was interested in it. I read lots of stuff and I wanted to put myself to test just so to know how well I know the language. As it turns out, I knew answers of the more than 90% of the questions asked. The powers that be (had) decided that 90+ is a good enough score to certify me as a SCJP.
    Preparing for the exam does certainly improve awareness of the language, I must say. But it certainly is not enough you might want to read what Kathy and Bert said about this exam in their certification book. I am in total agreement with them.

    Cheers!

    Abhay Agarwal
    Ranch Hand

    Joined: Feb 29, 2008
    Posts: 1086
        
        1

    Congrats


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    Raju Champaklal
    Ranch Hand

    Joined: Dec 10, 2009
    Posts: 521
    clearing scjp is now helping me how j2me works....before that i used to ignore all the compile errors i used to get while progrqamming in j2me....my confidence has increased a lot....it didnt help me in my interview yesterday.....


    scjp 1.6 91%, preparing for scmad
    "Time to get MAD now.. we will get even later"....by someone unknown
    ramesh ramineedi
    Greenhorn

    Joined: Dec 29, 2009
    Posts: 6
    how many days you have prepared for this certification exam.
    ramesh ramineedi
    Greenhorn

    Joined: Dec 29, 2009
    Posts: 6
    how many days you have prepared for this certification exam. will you please guide me for the exam. I was pursuing my master of computers degree from gitam university. what was your designation.
    Ankit Garg
    Sheriff

    Joined: Aug 03, 2008
    Posts: 9293
        
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    ramesh you can start a new topic in the SCJP Forum about your question, you'll get a better reply there...
     
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