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Passed OCMJD

Greg Funston
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Joined: Feb 09, 2011
Posts: 81

Hi, I got great news today. I passed.

I have no idea how well I did as there are no details but I will take the certification(I worked hard on it. Approx 280 hrs work from a rough estimate). I probably went a little overboard but better too much than too little.

Time for a well needed frosty mug of beer.

I want to thank everyone here for their great support. Especially Robert and Roel. The tools and advice were very helpful. Also I want to thank JavaRanch for this
great website for Programmers. It is awesome.

Greg Funston OCPJP, OCMJD
Greg Funston
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Joined: Feb 09, 2011
Posts: 81

Just some quick notes:

I submitted my assignment on March 18. Received results today. That is only 12 days and I submitted late on a Friday so it is even less.

One of the successful candidates had his back in 2 days and said he used logging extensively. I took this to mean that logging and
readability of your code is very helpful to the examiner so I concentrated on this. I found it helpful personally to work on my code as well.
This added a lot of work but I think it was worth the effort.

I did not use a custom table design.

I used the ReentrantLock and Condition Class to control locking.

Greg Funston OCPJP, OCMJD
Matt Pavlovich
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Joined: Aug 14, 2010
Posts: 98
Congratulations on a job well done! Also, thanks for the info on your implementation. Every bit of info helps.
Roel De Nijs

Joined: Jul 19, 2004
Posts: 8395

Howdy Greg,

Well done champion! Congratulations

Enjoy the (Belgian) beer, you deserve it


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Joe Harry
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Joined: Sep 26, 2006
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Jonathan Elkharrat
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Joined: Dec 31, 2008
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by the way, when did you set up the essay exam date? after you submitted the assignment?
and how did you pay for it? voucher?

Sean Keane
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Joined: Nov 03, 2010
Posts: 582

Fantastic! Well done. Hopefully there will be many more before the 1 August .

SCJP (1.4 | 5.0), OCJP (6.0), OCMJD
Roberto Perillo

Joined: Dec 28, 2007
Posts: 2271

Howdy, Greg!

That's great news, champion! Congratulations for the achievement! This certainly isn't an easy job and you got it well done.

Congratulations and enjoy!!!

Cheers, Bob "John Lennon" Perillo
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Oladeji Oluwasayo
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Joined: Sep 10, 2010
Posts: 101

Congrats bro, hoping to join you very soon. I'm still working on my db package. Please help me attend to my questions on the thread URLyBird Questions
Thanks. Once again, congrats, you really deserve the beer. We've got some nice beer here (thanks to the Nigerian Breweries Plc)

Greg Funston
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Joined: Feb 09, 2011
Posts: 81

Jonathan Elkharrat wrote:
by the way, when did you set up the essay exam date? after you submitted the assignment?
and how did you pay for it? voucher?

I set up the exam date 1 week in advance. I wrote before submission after reviewing my assignment requirements which stated "When you have completed your assignment and your essay exam, you may submit your assignment". As such, I was still a little uncomfortable with submitting too much later than my exam so I submitted my assignment almost immediately. I was very careful to go over the submission details to make sure I did not automatically fail. It was a good thing too. I had spelled one word incorrectly. As every statement I have read regarding submissions was very careful to say "submit your assignment according to the assignment document you received" I recommend you submit according to your instructions. Even though that is in quotes I am paraphrasing. I paid by visa. I looked for a discounted exam vouchers but there do not seem to be any.

Greg Funston OCPJP, OCMJD
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