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Just passed SCJP with 93%. Maybe, the exam is not that tough as I(or someone) imagined?

Tony suankularb

Joined: Aug 10, 2009
Posts: 19
Today, I’ve just passed SCJP with 93%. The score is not perfect, but at least, I don’t have to study for SCJP anymore. So, happy.

The real exam was not very difficult as I imagined, but you need to be well prepared.

Also, to whom that may be frustrated during preparing for the exam. Don’t worry. You’ll be fine.
(here is the evidence

My tips
1. Finish sierra and bates book and take your own note.
2. Review your note.
3. Review two-minute drill and redo the self-test questions in each chapter.
4. Do Master exam, review your wrong answers, and take a note
5. Do ExamLab, review your wrong answers, and take a note
6. Review your notes from step 4 and 5
7. Register for the exam and take it!!

My additional suggestion is that first, you should finish only 2 tests of the Master exam and save the last one for later. Then do the ExamLab. After that, finish the last Master exam.

Because the Examlab is very very tough. Yeah, Devaka and many people in this forum keep telling us that

“Don’t evaluate yourself with ExamLab(or any Mock exam) scores.”

Anyway, sometimes, we can’t really avoid evaluating ourselves with those scores. Not many people got high score in Examlab. Your scores in Examlab may discourage you.

However, the ExamLab is really helpful and you MUST do it. After finish each test, review your wrong answers and learn form your mistakes.

Finally, do the last Master exam test. I bet your score would be higher than the first two Master Exam tests. This help encourage you before the real exam.

In my opinion, the difficulties of each exam in numbers
Examlab = 10
Master Exam and self-test = 8
The real exam = 7

Here is my mock exam scores.

Master Exam
Test1 68.06%
Test2 63.89%
Test3 68.06%

Average 66.67

Diagnostic 56%
Practice1 48%
Practice2 59%
Practice3 61%

Average 56%

Sierra and Bates for the wonderful book
Devaka for the great and helpful Mock exam
Everyone in this forum. I’m an inactive member, but I always read threads in this forum.

Minhaj Mehmood
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Joined: Jan 22, 2007
Posts: 400

great!! congratz dude!!
and thanks alot for sharing experience ;-)


SCJP6 96% | SCWCD5 81% | SCDJWS5 79%
Chandana Garlapati
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Joined: Jul 06, 2009
Posts: 97
Devaka Cooray
ExamLab Creator

Joined: Jul 29, 2008
Posts: 3930

Glad to know that ExamLab helped.

Author of ExamLab ExamLab - a free SCJP / OCPJP exam simulator
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Bert Bates

Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Posts: 8898
Congrats on a great score Tony!

Now that you're a guru we hope you'll stick around the ranch and help answer some questions


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Vijitha Kumara

Joined: Mar 24, 2008
Posts: 3902

Nice score !!, Congrats

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S Ali
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Joined: Aug 23, 2009
Posts: 129
Great job keep up the good work. Congrats

avi sinha
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Joined: Mar 15, 2009
Posts: 453


avi sinha

SCJP 5.0 SCWCD 5.0
nav katoch
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Joined: May 02, 2008
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Ajith Chandran Karuvathil

Joined: Jun 09, 2009
Posts: 1

I downloaded the examlab software ,but not able to install in Vista.Please let me know if any one can help.Also can you pass the link for Mock Exams.

Ajith Chandran
Roberto Perillo

Joined: Dec 28, 2007
Posts: 2271

Congrats, Tony!

Cheers, Bob "John Lennon" Perillo
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