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Failed SCJP 6

Remo Blaser

Joined: Nov 12, 2010
Posts: 4

Today i got my Exam and the Result was Horrible, i got only 41%.
Here are my Stats:

Declarations, Initialization and Scoping 60%
Flow Control 63%
API Contents 57%
Concurrency 40%
OO Concepts 50%
Collecrions/Generics 0% (!!!)
Fundamentals 11 % (??)

I feel like Generics hit me all the time with a great Fist in my face.
Im very unmotivated at the moment.
I don't know what i did Wrong, i read the Collection / Generics Chapter 3 Times in K&B.
Anyway, its possible to beat it, im just too dumb -.-
Rajeev Rnair
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Joined: Mar 22, 2010
Posts: 308

Hey Remo, don't get disappointed, take it as a challenge and I am sure you will pass next time.

Just wondering what all mock exams you tried. There are 3 master exams comes along with K&B. Try that and you can identify your weak areas.
Have you tried any other mock exam like "Enthuware" or "ExamLab"? Enthuware is absolutely good and it do have 12 mock exams and review the questions after each exam. They have added so much of notes / explanation for each question. Learn the stuff you didn't do well and then only appear for the next mock exam. "Exam Lab" is absolutely free but it will be more tough than the standard questions. Take it only as a learning tool and study your weak areas and appear for the next mock exam.

Start making notes after each mock exam which you need to remember. Also you need to do lot of practice/coding especially in the weak areas. Take some time to do all these and I am sure you can succeed next time.

All the best!

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arulk pillai
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Joined: May 31, 2007
Posts: 3371
Keep at it. Don't be afraid of failure.

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swaraj gupta
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Joined: Oct 22, 2010
Posts: 182

Keep it up Remo, we learn from our failures, so don't worry.

hello ranchers,
what do you think, what remains the percentage of collection and generics questions in SCJP6 exam.?
Udara Amarasinghe
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Joined: Aug 17, 2009
Posts: 109

Hey friend Remo you got 0% Collecrions/Generics but you have got 63% for Flow Control so you are a expert on that side so don't worry Remember this evry person have a weak sides. Try harder in next time You can do that and you can go higher. Wish you good luck .
Ram Kumar
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Joined: Jun 19, 2006
Posts: 39
Dont lose your heart. How long was your preparation? Did you practice as you read the K&B book. Java can be quite tricky. When I prepared for SCJP 5 earlier the fundamentals on the books are very well given, but the question can be twisted for a different situation and asked. Without practicing those different scenarios it will be very hard to know the outcome. Please practice quite well and then take mock tests as much as you can before you attempt the exam.


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Deepak Bala

Joined: Feb 24, 2006
Posts: 6662

Hi Remo. It takes guts to accept failure. It takes something more to come here and share it with everyone.

I'd like to say that not everyone that fails come here to talk about it. That is why you see so many 'I passed with X%' stories. Generics does seem to be your weak area. Concentrate on that. The real exam does have many questions on generics, which is why you went under.

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