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Passed 1Z0-851-Java Standard Edition 6 exam!

Rachel Glenn
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Joined: Oct 24, 2012
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Finally, I did it! Passed it with an 83%, of which I was thrilled with.

I studied with the famous Sierra and Bates book. Its been almost 20 years since I have been in school, so picking up a book like that and trying to learn it turned out to be more challenging than I anticipated. I have always been a c++ programmer (I never programmed in Java before), and I thought learning Java would be easier than it was, but sometimes I think being a 20 year c++ programmer was to my disadvantage. I spent a total of 5 months reading and studying, but there were a lot of breaks in that time period (like for the holidays).

I practiced all 3 mock exams by Sierra and Bates. I scored low on these...65%, 45% and like 50%. I was devastated. So I made sure to understand WHY I got every problem wrong, and that is what really counted. I wish I had done more research and done other mock exams WHILE I was studying each chapter. I did the free exams on, and I also had access to the ORACLE practice exam. I told myself if I failed this exam, that I would have bought WHIZLABS.

If anything, studying for this exam really sharpened my mind and taught me HOW to read a book like that and to absorb it properly. This will be helpful since I plan to pursue more certifications (maybe mobile Java, C#, etc...).

Anyway, THANK YOU MUCH for answering all my stupid questions!!

P.S. there was NO drag and drop. 60 questions. I took the ENTIRE time frame of the exame, and just kept reviewing it.
Mahtab Alam
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Joined: Mar 28, 2012
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Well congrats >
Is 2:30 time was enough.And what was the level of questions .

I have my exam on 16 saturday

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Rachel Glenn
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Mahtab Alam wrote:Well congrats >
Is 2:30 time was enough.And what was the level of questions .

I have my exam on 16 saturday

2:30 was enough time. But after I was done all of the questions, I went back through every single one and double checked my answers. and then with any time leftover, I worked on the ones I was unsure of.

The level of questions were not hard, but not easy either
Paul Anilprem
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Joe Allen
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Joined: Nov 14, 2012
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Congratulations, Rachel Glenn. By the way, would you confirm with me that 1ZO-851 is SCJP exam 310-065? I am kind of outdated. Thanks.

"There are no dumb questions" quoted from HFSJ. "To err is human; to forgive is divine"
Anayonkar Shivalkar

Joined: Dec 08, 2010
Posts: 1545

Congratulations Rachel!!!

Anayonkar Shivalkar (SCJP, SCWCD, OCMJD, OCEEJBD)
Raj. Sharma
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Joined: Jun 19, 2009
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Congrats Rachel!
Wish you all the best for your next certifications.

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James X Peterson
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Joined: Feb 26, 2013
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hi Rachel Glenn,


I agree. Here's the link:
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