After the 13 months of war( preparation ) with 2 semester of B.tech interruption and 75 minute of final battle ( real exam ) . I've passed it today with 100%.
Firstly, I would like to thank Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates for "SCJP Sun Certified Programmer for Java 6 Exam 310-065" book, which is indeed a true masterpiece! It creates a solid backbone which is very useful when facing mock tests and the real exam itself.
Secondly, thanks all CodeRanchers for advices, solutions and attitude which helped a lot during my preparation.
Thirdly, thanks to Devaka Cooray for their contribution.
From Mock tests I must say that, in my opinion, the best one is ExamLab - it really feels like the real exam, the interface is almost identical! Although the questions are definitely more challenging, it successfully encourages you to find the answers, read explanations and test it for yourself
Mock exam:- My mock exam scores are-
K&B Practice Exam score:- Practice exam 1- 68%
Practice exam 1- 66%
Practice exam 1- 72%
Practice exam 1- 75%
Master Exam score:- Master Exam 1- 71%
Master Exam 2- 78%
Master Exam 3- 61% (hard exam than other 2)
Real Exam: I found real exam easy. Much easier than the mock exams. And way too easier than Exam Labs. Exam questions were really designed with lot of care. No ambiguities. Code was not indented though but it was short.
Exam questions are well designed to test your concepts only. I didn't find any question that was bluffing me.
I did got any time consuming long questions or drag and drop questions.
Kathy and Bert:- What to say? I am a big fan of yours and love your book. I love the way you explain the concepts. And how can we forget your ExamWatch it gives your book 5 stars.
Java Ranch team and Ranchers
Well, many thanks to all the Ranchers out here. This site really rocks and discussions/suggestions helps a LOT.
And I respect all coderanch.com rules.
ExamLab - Devaka Cooray:- A simple mock exam help to achieve only one concepts but a tricky mock exam ( EXAMLAB ) create multiple questions in mind that cause to run multiple small program and this lead to gain multiple deep concept.
ExamLab lead to reduce fear of exam and to achieve full confidence....
Thanks to Devaka Cooray for their contribution.
Hope this experience will help somebody,
Again i want to say real exam is too much easy from my imagination.
Now my next target is SCWCD/OCPJWCD6 but with again interruption of 2 B.tech semester.
Good luck to you on your exams, green horns!
Gaurav Gulanjkar wrote: I am also preparing for the same exam.expecting some tips from u.
http://www.coderanch.com/how-to/java/SCJP-FAQ#tripsTraps there were lot of question related to constructor arg , overriding ( for satic , checked exception ) etc....
every thing is basic and contains in Kathy books.
Exam Time is more than enough because exam contains very easy & small question but one question is long that is coupling and cohesion question.
Generic is also enough from Kathy Book.
Thread question is also not long as given in each mock exam .
and Real Exam contains atleast one question from each objective and sub objective .
No question from Wait() , Serialization so you can skip this question in your mock exam .
One thing that exam contains 60 question in which it included some survey question that marks are not included in your result but no one knows about survey question because they are mixed with real question so You have to handle like real question.