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Cleared SCJP with 98 %

Hareendra Reddy
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Joined: Jan 09, 2011
Posts: 173

Hi all...
After intense preparation for about two and half months i finally took the SCJP exam today and passed with 59/60- 98%.
I am very happy about the result, most probably the missed question is drag and drop question from
the topic Generics.
Exam is comparatively very easy than master exam , Exam Lab etc and exam questions were really well
framed and not difficult though.

When i started my preparation originally i was at home for vacation with no internet connection and unfortunately my laptop got some problem,
so i was forced to give it to the service center and left with only K&B , still i studied the book along with making notes but there were many doubts
and i used to note them down, somehow i finished reading the book on January 2nd, 2011.
A week later i came back to college and i got my laptop ,then again i read K&B , compiling each sample program , making some experiments etc.
In the mean time i joined this great forum.
1) I started my preparation from December 18th, 2010 with the wonderful bookby Kathy and Bert.i read the book three times.
2) After finishing the chapter wise questions , i did mock exams given along with the book.
3) Then i worked out Inquisition , though it is designed for java 5, it contains good set of questions.
4) After finishing all these mocks along with few others , i did my final battle with wonderful testing tool ExamLab by Devaka cooray.
5) This link contains 30 tough questions from enthuware.
6) Don't miss these 9 tutorials written by Ankit Girg.
7) Documentation for all the classes(which are in objectives ) in collections framework and generics tutorial by SUN is must.

Mock exam scores(ordered chronologically)
K&B mock exam 1: 47/72
K&B mock exam 2: 50/72
Inquisiton john meyer's mock exam: 59/81
Inquisiton quiz: 23/31
ExamLab diagnostic exam : 57/72
ExamLab practice exam 1: 51/72
ExamLab practice exam 2: 56/72
ExamLab practice exam 3: 63/72
ExamLab final exam (3 days before exam): 59/72
K&B bonus master exam (2 days before exam): 50/72
Average score is 79% in examlabs and 68% in K&B and few other mocks which i am not posting because they are done in open book mode.
Thanks to
I would like to thank following people who helped me when i am struggling with learning Java.
Ankit Girg
Bert bates
Henry wong
Deepak Bala
Devaka cooray
Mohammed Sanaulla
Prasad Kharkar
Sunny Bhandari
Paul Aniprem
Stephan van hulst
Vijitha kumara
Sandra bachan
Abhimaran kugathasan
Ankur trapasya
Prithivi Sehgal
and friends Jackzia ,Sai Kiran...

My special thanks go to the authors of the legendary book by Kathy Sierra and Bert bates , Devaka cooray for providing the great testing tool Exam Lab
and creators and people working behind
Matthew Raw
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Joined: Nov 30, 2010
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Dharmendra chourasia

Joined: Mar 01, 2011
Posts: 1
Congratulations!!! harry
Mohamed Sanaulla
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Joined: Sep 08, 2007
Posts: 3152

Congratulations Hareendra, Really good score

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Mohamed Sanaulla
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Dharmendra chourasia wrote:Congratulations!!! harry

Dharmendra , Welcome to JavaRanch
Talha Raihan

Joined: Feb 28, 2011
Posts: 15

Talha Raihan

Joined: Feb 28, 2011
Posts: 15

wat is inguisition in step 3
Hareendra Reddy
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Joined: Jan 09, 2011
Posts: 173

Thank you all....
Talha Raihan wrote:wat is inquisition in step 3

Inquisition is a mock exam tool and it contains a total of 140 questions which includes a mock test with 81 questions
and rest are tough revision questions and some 7 questions about equals and hash code specifically.

You can download the jar file from here.
Rohini Shirpewar

Joined: Jan 25, 2011
Posts: 15
Congratulations !! well done!
arulk pillai
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Joined: May 31, 2007
Posts: 3371
Congrats and keep up the good work

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Hareendra Reddy
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Joined: Jan 09, 2011
Posts: 173

Thank you all ...
Rohini Shirpewar wrote:Congratulations !! well done!

I remember you shared your preparation experience when i asked about it.
Thank you Rohini
Youcef Saidani
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Joined: Jul 21, 2010
Posts: 33

SCJP6 86%, SCWCD5 97%, OCPJBCD5 100%, OCMJD (391/400)
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