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 have decided not wait for SCWCD 5.0 . I will study the 1.4 version, if the 5.0 comes out i already bought a book about JSF, so i will be able to try the 5.0 exam if it comes out before i schedule my exam.
what your experience with scjp? Can you speak?
I work full time as a Java Programmer in a telecomunications company. If you are knew to Java i recomend reading Head First Java. Its a great book for beginners. About the exam, i thought most of the questions were easier than the whizlabs mock exam. Only 2 questions kept me thinking for a long time. One thing i commited myself during the exam: Not reviewing the questions. Why? Because the first guess you take on an answer USUALLY will be the right one. If you review a question i think it will put more doubt in you, so i just did from question 1 through 72 without looking back. The way i studied: I read the k&b book and made anotations of every important thing i read in a notepad. No mocks at this point. When i finished reading and making anotations, i started doing the whizlabs mock, and scored 40% average, then i used the whizlabs reports to see which topics i were weaker. Knowing the topics i was weaker i started to read the chapters which covers those topics and make more annotations in the notepad and did small programs to test what i have read. Then i started to get 75% scores on whizlabs and did the exam, and passed
Which book you refer? I am referring K&b. Is that enough? or i need to refer some other book? If you have some mocks tests pls forward to me. Or some good sites for mock exams?
Well, i used k&b for 95% of my study time. I used Thinking in Java 4th edition to read the Concurrency/Thread Chapter. But its not necessary, K&B only is enough! The key point is to get your hands dirty, i mean, type small programs to help you learn what you have read. I did 250+ small programs. I have them if someone wants. I DO recomend you to buy whizlabs, the closest mock exam to the real java exam, and its harder! If you are scoring high in it, dont be afraid, schedule your exam.