Thanks to Javaranch I passed SCJP yesterday with 81%. Though the score is low I have absolutely no regrets. Being an Electrical Lecturer I was badly in need of SCJP certificate to make a switchover. I must admit that without javaranch, I would not have made it. I visited this forum almost once in every 5 hr. Explanations from the moderators are really clear and nice.
Regarding my Exam, it was just similar to mock exams. I got 4 filled in type questions.4 easy questions from I/O. Somewhat difficult and lengthy Q�s from threads and many from Lang.fundamentals, loops and Strings.I too got Q�s from the famous trio Sockets, Mediatracker and String append method. They were very basic and easy only.
As far as my preparations I used RHE(read it again and again), Khalid ,Marcus tutorials and Maha�s discussion .I did all the Marcus mocks and couple of other mocks from Maha�s site.
Of course I did a lot of codings too.
My advice to the future SCJP is this:
Read RHE ,Khalid and Marcus tutorials,take notes from Maha�s discussion. Do Mocks and lot of codings.Visit javaranch daily(visit javaranch for 30 days continuously,31st day sit for the exam,I�m sure u�ll pass with a good score).
I�d like to thank Javaranch and all its moderators( Maha and Ajith esp..) you�re all doing a great job friends. Also I�d like to thank my friend Mr.Sargunam who provided me right from Balagurusamy(Programming with java) to almost everything. Which I can never ever reciprocate. Thank you very much sir.
Thank you everybody, tq javaranch,
Swami (trying Maha�s style, big fan of her already) will be hanging around in the SCJD forum,
Meet u all there.
Arumugam Swaminathan. email@example.com