hi i have recently cleared the scjp1.4 with 91%. i am planning to go for the SCMAD after few months. iam an engg graduate(Computer Science and technology) but not currently working due to some personal reasons. i wud like to know what is the prerequisit 4 this exam. can i start from the scratch?which book do i refer? also what is the scope of this exam?is it very hot? Please guide me.
Might help, by the by, if you didn't use IM abbreviations. Just a thought.
There is only one prerequisite for this exam, and that is successful passage of a version of the SCJP (which you already have). Other than that, all you need to do is prepare for the exam and sit for it.
You can certainly start from scratch - everyone does in one way or another at some point - and you'll find it is fairly along the lines of the route you took to learn Java in the first place. The exam is very similar to the SCJP, with the same format of questions. Most of your questions could be answered by searching this forum, so I'll leave that to you.
As for hot... personally, I think it's a field of Java that's going to see more interest in the coming years in Europe and America, where there's more and more higher-powered mobile phones being bought every year... but that's something that has yet to be seen.
Theodore Jonathan Casser
SCJP/SCSNI/SCBCD/SCWCD/SCDJWS/SCMAD/SCEA/MCTS/MCPD... and so many more letters than you can shake a stick at!