This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
I managed to clear SCJP 1.5 with 77%. I have no prior experience in Java and many tried to discourage me from appearing for 1.5 as they felt the topics would be hard to master for someone like me
However, books like K&B and Khalid Mughal (for OOPs)helped me a lot as much as mocks like Marcus Green ( i really must thank Marcus as I used to send him emails regarding some obscure query of mine and he would promptly respond),Whizlabs (very good software) ,skillfox and javablackbelt(amazing site again though it has more of 1.4 questions) .
I prepared for this exam without having jdk1.5 installed on my machine for the major part of the preparation but a big thanks to java ranch and the numerous queries posted there everyday that helped me understand many of the core concepts.
It's impressive that you were able to accomplish this without a compiler
Spot false dilemmas now, ask me how!
(If you're not on the edge, you're taking up too much room.)
Deepthi Kanakam Rajan
Joined: May 15, 2006
Thanks a lot Bert ....i realise now that writing exams like SCJP involves plenty of code writing and I am definitely going to make it a point to install all the required softwares and practice well for my SCWCD exam.