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Am I ready for the exam?

 
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Hi all,
Iam after scjp since 45 days or so. I am pretty comfortable with all the concepts, I read all the material at this site and http://www.anilbachi.8m.com and also http://www.micheal-thomas.com. I have taken all the mock exams and have a steady result of 95%.
Will anyone suggest me if Iam ready for the exam I dont want to take any chances.
Waiting for a positive response help me out!
 
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Pavan,
No one else can say u r ready for the exam other than the mock exams. My suggestion is ... make sure u hv read all chapters in JLS once line by line and inbetween lines also. Also try some mock tests in www.javaranch.com/maha Try the ones which are very close to the real ones like Marcus mock exam papers. If u r very sure and confident then go ahead. Good luck
 
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Hi,
Please anyone post your experiances to when they feel like they are confident for the exam. Iam really not in a stage to take any risk i need to get a good score at the first attempt[desperate].
Please all ranchians , AJIT please tell me your experiance of your state before taking on your exam.
Hope this day would be the decision making day!!
 
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anyone outhere who is going to help me!!
 
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Hi anybody out there with their thoughts!!!
 
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Hi Pavan,
Don't Know about u, but I am scoring about 85-88 percent on all my mocks given so far, scored 80ish(don't recollect exactly ) on bill's collection ofhardest questions and i am appearing for the scjp today, 1 PM slot here in Mumbai.. Will let you know of the score so u canjudge for yourself...
Shubhangi.
 
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Hi Pawan,
If your fundamentals regarding Overloading, Threads, Garbage Collection and Inheritance and if u can solve problems very fast around in 45-60 mins, then u can get a good score.Visit the site of Maha Anna.Going through your score indicates u can appear. Stay cool

 
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I am in the same condition as u are. I am scoring around 85% in the mock test. Still not sure whether to appear for the exam or not. I cant afford to fail.
 
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Hi Pavan,
Yes the thing now strikes everyone's mind is "AM I READY FOR THE BIG ONE?".
It's genuine question you got bcoz considering the mixed reports regarding new exam pattern and the increase in complexity of exam and other changes that have flown in.
What I suggest consider the opinion and situation of all those who have good scores, all are in the same situation as you were they have the same means as you have to prepare, same books, same material and same javaranch [ofcourse you are different] so most of them give themselve ample of time say on an average of 40 days and test themselves frankly with the mock exams and the last feeling is that they should think that they are comfortable with the situation and take on the real one.
Just say that you should have the confidence. Imyself took on the exam with the similar situations and came out in flying colors.
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Hi Ritu, and Pavan,
I cleared My SCJP with 77%.(refer to my earlier post in the same thread). I had studied reasonably seriously for nearly 6 weeks and played around with java for 2 months. I have an programming background, but I was running against a deadline.
My advice to u both:
If the percentage are really important, make sure you get more than 95% in mocks, but probably by now you would have gone through atleast 7-8 ones(an approximation). What happens later on is that you start scoring not because the concepts are clear but because you know the questions. At least that is what I saw happening to me towards the end
Make very sure that your fundas are crystal clear. I would include following objectives in it:
1. Declarations and Access Control
2.Flow Control and Exception Handling
3.Operators and Assignments
4.Overloading, Overriding, Runtime Type and Object Orientation
5.Language Fundamentals(except event Listeners)
What I have found is that the difficulty level for real exam questions is much higher for these than that found in mocks. For rest of the topics, the difficulty level is nearly same. Lots of coding should help. Esp. If you take a working code and then twist it around to see which variations work and which don't. and why they don't. That will help like nothing else.
The questions that I encountered were not tricky or extra long, but they were worded in such a way that only if you had your concepts very clear, then you could answer them.
The exhibit button/window is not that distracting. In fact you can use the "Tile" button in the exhibit widow to tile both the windows horizontally on the screen, Question window goes on top, and code below. so you can scroll and read both at the same time.
Time should not be a problem. If you keep an eye on time and mark the questions where you are taking more than a minute, you will be able to solve most of the questions in time enough to go back and preview the marked questions. Remember, all the questions have same weightage, so if you find yourself spending more than a minute on any question, mark it and come back later. The next question might be easier and ensure your passing
Thanx for going through this extra long post...
HTH and all the very Best
Shubhangi
 
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