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Cleared SCJP 6.0 with 100%

 
Ravindra klanka
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I used to be a passive member of JavaRanch and this is the first time I'm active to share my views. I am grateful to Bert Bates and Kathy Sierra for providing such a wonderful book and a great platform for all those who dream about excelling in Java.

I cleared my SCJP 6.0 with 100%

Initially, I started to read the K&B book and got confidence after solving the exercises in couple of initial chapters. Then I slowly went through all the chapters. But when I was giving the mock tests, I used to get hardly 70% marks. I picked the questions which went wrong and gone through those specific topics. After a couple of mock tests, I got the scores around 85% but never more than 90%. The real exam questions are not difficult concept wise, but little bit tricky. My observation is that mock exams concentrate more on concepts, but real exam was more of tricky questions like incorrect syntax, accessing variables out of their scopes, missing access specifiers etc.,

15-20% of questions can be solved by eliminating the wrong options among all the available options.
If one knows the exact definitions of encapsulation, coupling & cohesion almost all the OOPS questions can be solved.

My advise to everyone who is preparing for SCJP is to concentrate on those specific topics which went wrong during mock tests rather than reading the entire book number of times.

The sites which helped me for mock tests are:
http://www.javabeat.net/products/cert/scjp-1-6.php
http://www.javaprepare.com/quests/test.html

and solve all the exercises in K&B book.

Once again I want to reconfirm that Bert Bates and Kathy Sierra have provided us with an amazing Java stuff. Their book is awesome in all respects (truly my personal opinion).
 
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excellent score; Congratulations !
 
Rafal Wasielewski
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Congratulations
 
Ravindra klanka
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Thank you.
 
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Congrats on an awesome result Ravindra!

And thank you for your kind words, we're glad the book helped.

Bert
 
Ravindra klanka
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Hi Bert, Thank you so much. Your work along with Kathy is undoubtedly the best.
 
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Congratulations!!!
 
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Congrats, champion!
 
Ravindra klanka
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Thank you Anil and Perillo
 
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Great Score. Congrats!
 
Ravindra klanka
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Thank you Shankar
 
Aakash Goel
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Congratulations!!
 
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Perfect score, Congrats
 
Ravindra klanka
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Thank you Aakash and Vijitha
 
Michael Dixon
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Congratulations on a great run! This is truly inspiring. Thanks for the tips also.
 
Ravindra klanka
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Thank you Dixon
 
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Congratulations Ravin, That's perfect
And, please check your private messages regarding an important administrative matter.
 
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