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Cleared SCJP 6 - its not as hard as people think

 
Jonathon Stride
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so i put off giving the exam twice earlier , cause of posts on forum / mock test results etc

finally i gave it today , under pressure and having studied 2-3 days (interviews coming up)
i achieved a modest 70% but there were lots of questions that were silly(some basic assertion,wrapping and comparator ones) and i certainly
couldve solved them earlier when i had studied a lot , but its all
i got 50% in generics and very low in API too as i didnt revise enough ( no time ) but rest all were pretty good

so if you are planning to give it anytime soon , my advice :

1. read K&B SCJP , especially the black boxes and gotchas in each chapter, exactly the kind of things you have to apply in the exam
2. ExamLab (true to its word , get 60% == 90% in main exam , get 40 = 70% in main exam(my case exactly)
3. Do LearnKey MasterExam , but be thorough with K&B, thats a priority cause the things in the book are what you will have to apply in the main test
4. iRix was helpful too
5. its not that hard , just be confident and ready with all your concepts
 
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Congrats
Glad to know that ExamLab helped.
 
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Congratulations!
 
Roberto Perillo
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Congrats, champion!
 
Jonathon Stride
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thnx a lot guys =)
 
Jeevan Reddy
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Thanks for the information.

cheers
 
Jayapala Pm
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Hi Jonathon Stride,

Congrats,

Please tell me the number of questions ?.It contains and the total exam time.

Thanks in Advance.
 
arulk pillai
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Congrats and keep the good work Confidence counts.
 
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Congrats !!
 
Jonathon Stride
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thnx guys...



60 questions and 3 hrs
 
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