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SCJP passed!

 
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Passed this morning, 93%, was a bit dissapointed because a co-woker passed with 98% last month ;-)

Thanks Bert and Kathy for your excellent book!

SCJD here I come!!
 
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Jan -

93% is awesome... You understand don't you, that a LOT of candidates fail this test? It's hard, 93% totally rocks!

- Bert
 
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Congratulations!!

what next ??

 
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Hi, Jan! Congratulations on passing and on a great score. As I recall, most of the questions on the test are with a nuance: the obvious answer is rarely the correct one. So to get 93% is very good.

As of SCJD, it is quite more complex than SCJP and will take more time. When I was going for it, I bought a book by one of the bartenders here, Max Habibi, and I participated a lot in the Developer forum. This arrangement has worked for a lot of other people as well.

Wish you luck with SCJD!


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Hi, Bert. May I ask if the percentage of successful passes is known both for SCJP and SCJD and SCEA?

Thanks for your reply.
 
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Originally posted by Bert Bates:
Jan -

93% is awesome... You understand don't you, that a LOT of candidates fail this test? It's hard, 93% totally rocks!

- Bert



Yes offcourse! Thank you. Hence the smiley at the end of my first sentence. At work we're doing the certification (SCJP, SCJD, SCWCD and SCEA) with a whole group, so we get pretty competitive.

The first group used another book and the average score was around 70%. Our group used your book and the average score was 85%+

So now I'm waiting for my downloadlink for the SCJD assignment and one thing is for sure I'll be reading and learning a lot here.
 
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Originally posted by Anton Golovin:
Hi, Bert. May I ask if the percentage of successful passes is known both for SCJP and SCJD and SCEA?

Thanks for your reply.



Check here what Kathy has to say about that:

Pass/Fail percentage
 
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If I recall, the stats of certification were: out of 2 million Java programmers in the world, about two percent were Developer-certified, which would come up to 40,000 programmers; and about 17,000 were Architect-certified... If so, the SCJD is a pretty exclusive club; of course, this probably means the vast majority of Java programmers have not taken the SCJD.

With these stats, my personal opinion is that SCJD should be given a lot of weight in employment, but posts in this forum seem to indicate otherwise.

To make the point I started out with, SCJD is really an excellent certification to have because it involves building a finished product.
 
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Regarding my test, I had two questions regarding the value of a String.
In the answer I omitted the " around the value, was my answer valid? I didn't find any clue in the help of the exam.
 
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Congrats Jan !!
 
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Thank you Kathy & Bert, 3 days ago I got the SCJP 1.4, did it in one hour and got 85%, I rushed to leave the prometric center, I ordered Head First EJB for my 2nd Cert (SCBCD 1.3)

Thanks a lot for ur books,

Guido from Dominican Republic :-)
 
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Regarding my last message, I double thank ur books Kathy & Bert, for 3rd world countries we cannot afford a $2,500usd or related numbers on "Sun Education", so anything up to 40 is great to pass the exam ;-)
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