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SCJA candidates missing out?

marc weber
Sheriff

Joined: Aug 31, 2004
Posts: 11343

You're here because you're interested in the SCJA exam, right? And you probably have a specific question or two.

Please, post your questions!

A casual look at this forum shows most topics falling into 3 categories:
  • How do I register (voucher, testing center, etc.)?
  • How do I prepare (books, resources, etc.)?
  • My results (passed/failed).
  • These questions are fine (although answers are easily found by reading prior posts). But is is quite different than the other certification forums (see SCJP, for example), where the bulk of the topics are about content. I think SCJA candidates are missing out in this respect. I realize this is a relatively new certification, and this forum doesn't have the traffic of some other forums. But the strength of JavaRanch is in the expertise of our community here, and I think SCJA candidates are missing out by not using this resource.

    So if you're preparing for the exam, I would encourage you to post your questions about content here. I think it would help a lot of users to see active discussions about the concepts and details covered on the exam. My guess is that we have a lot of people browsing who want to ask about specific content, but decide not to because they don't see any other questions like that. So please, go ahead and start the discussion!

    Please note: Do not post any real exam questions. For exam results, we prefer that you post in our Sun Certification Results forum and/or add your name to our SCJA Wall of Fame.


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    Cameron Wallace McKenzie
    author and cow tipper
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    Joined: Aug 26, 2006
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    I'd have to agree.

    Surprisingly, I get quite a few emails through JavaRanch from SCJA candidates asking me questions that I really don't mind answering, but I always have to say, (and I always feel a little rude saying it), "hey, why don't you ask the same thing in the SCJA forum; I'll answer it, and so will a bunch of other people."

    By the way, some people that message me have the ability to receive messages turned off. That makes it very hard for me to reply.

    Kindest regards,

    -Cameron McKenzie
    marc weber
    Sheriff

    Joined: Aug 31, 2004
    Posts: 11343

    Originally posted by Cameron Wallace McKenzie:
    ...I always have to say, (and I always feel a little rude saying it), "hey, why don't you ask the same thing in the SCJA forum; I'll answer it, and so will a bunch of other people." ...

    And lots of other users will benefit from reading it. (Also see Use the forum....)

    I think everyone would benefit. By having active discussions here, we might even increase interest in the SCJA exam.
    [ February 06, 2008: Message edited by: marc weber ]
    Arundhati Roy
    Greenhorn

    Joined: May 24, 2007
    Posts: 25


    I try not to hijack the SCJA forum to talk directly about my books. Just email me through the ranch, or through my personal email, and I'll get back to you much faster. I visit the ranch when I've got the time, but I always check my email regularly.

    Kind regards!

    -Cameron McKenzie


    How do you explain this........

    I think any questions should be answered whether its regarding Cameron's book or anything else....

    I think Cameron's books questions should be answered as its THE THING for SCJA ....... everyone reads it.......

    Thanks
    Arundhati
    marc weber
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    Joined: Aug 31, 2004
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    Bump.
    marc weber
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    Swapnil Sonawane
    Ranch Hand

    Joined: Jan 02, 2008
    Posts: 190
    I agree with you Mark. If we look at other certification forums, there are plenty of discussions about actual exam content. Out here, at least for last week or so, I am also feeling that SCJA candidates are missing out. I am not sure how many of them are preparing for SCJA right now and whether they visit the forum even once a day.


    Swapnil S. Sonawane<br /> <br />B.Tech (Expected May 2009)<br />Computer Science, NIT Durgapur, India<br />SCJA 1.0
     
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