This week's book giveaway is in the Agile and Other Processes forum. We're giving away four copies of Darcy DeClute's Scrum Master Certification Guide: The Definitive Resource for Passing the CSM and PSM Exams and have Darcy DeClute on-line! See this thread for details.
Hello Smart Brains, I am Ashish, a passive member of ranch family.I have cleared my SCJP2 on yesterday.. I am very disappointed with my score. Even like Harpal I am also thinking to give it again.I was expecting 80-90% I got 100% in io, lang and garbage collection and rest are around 70%.. The only thing which pulled me back was Thread.. I scored only 42%. It is not bcos i am that weak in thread I was running out of time I have finished it in 87 min. and last six que. were on Thread. All are coded.( Avg. 20 lines)One was 39 lines long.And even i have to drag Exhibitbutton's panel up and down. Hey ! please try to get good command over synchronized methods. Particularly it's flow and format. Ok. Lets talk about exam.. It was easy..If you are strong on your concepts there is nothing to worry just go and earn it..I was scarring a lot with new exam pattern and even postponed it once. I got more than five questions on Inner class. one was on Casting of array objects and primitives in to each other. Java.io was easy (Only two que). About my prep: I donot have any exp. in Java or any other language. I am B.E.; M.B.A.(Systems+Mktg); and was working as a Sr.Exec.(Mktg)in a software firm. I was not getting enough time for preparation (not even few days leave)And that's why i have taken calculated risk.. I left the job to become SCJP(see my dedication )I have referred R&H(Good), EXAMCRAM,Java Complete Ref.(Excellent for start up)and KAM( i think this the best book which is more suitable for new exam pattern bcos it contain lots of small good codings and good set of review ques)Thanks to Velguruman Zhang and Dipali, Their notes were very helpful at last time. WHENEVER I FELT THAT I AM OUT OF TRACK ABOUT MY PREPARATION AND GOING ON WRONG DIRECTION, I WAS JUST ENTERING INTO THE "RANCH WORLD." It has not only help me technically but psychologically as well in preparing my mind for the exam. Thanks a lot. If anybody is interested in my as well as others notes which i have than please feel free to mail me My id: firstname.lastname@example.org. At last thanks for reading this long story... Ashish Dhakan ------------------
Hey Ashish, Congrats!!!Ashish,Take my advice do not go for it again...I am some how convinced that there is no use taking the exam again....and certificate also does not mention abt your percentage all that matters is that you are an SCJP now.....7,000/ is not a small amount to spent...what if you just get another 5-10% more...naaah friend not worth giving it again.. Now u shld try working and studying for SCJD.... All the best in life, Harpal
Hi , Thank you very much for your warm wishes... Ya, Harpal I am now feeling better thanks a lot for your kind advice. It was my mock exams scores (Always around 80 and up, KAM 72%)made me to think again for the exam. But now i am not going for it again. I think this certificate is enough to recognise myself in the market. Again thanks a lot all ranch members Ashish
Hi Ya, its bettet not to go it again, it doesnt make big difference. eventhough if u write again and get good score, it is not that much useful. If u find time go for scd. please forward ur notes to my id email@example.com Thanks Srinivas
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