Hi, I am just beginning to study for the SCJD. I need information on good study material by way of books, references, tutorials etc for the exam. I think the SCJP2 had a plethora of information and books. I need advice on where/how to start and approach the exam. I have given the SCJP2 a month ago and do not have much "hands on" experience in Java. I have not really coded a real world project in the same too. Input on how to approach this exam, and how long it would take (with 3/4 hours of effort in a day) before I can actaully register and download the assignment would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, -Karan.
First you should buy the exam and read the instructions... then read posts here at the javaranch... then go to the bookstore if you still need help, but if you cant get an answer here, there probably is not one This is really all you need to get a great score on your exam.
Hi Harkaran, Nate is totally correct about the great resources available here at JavaRanch. If you really want a book on the subject, I would suggest The Complete Java 2 Certification Study Guide which was co-authored by one of our own here at the ranch, Michael Ernest. I read the developer section twice then hung out here for a couple of months before getting under way. Also, you may want to pick up a copy of Design Patterns by Eric Gamma et. al. Regardless of your current proficiency in Java, if you complete the assignment and pass it you will then be a very confident Java programmer. Good luck, Michael Morris
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I am reposting Ying reply from the duplicate post. Please only post messages once and in only one forum. Duplicate posts will always be deleted. and posts in the wrong forum will be moved to the most appropriate one for you. Thanks Mark hi, I suggest you can begin from this forum. I remembered I read a lot of topic about total design. When you have the whole picture, you can write codes. Good luck. There always are lots of people here. They will answer your questions. Now I am waiting my final result. I hate waiting. ying ren
I have just downloaded the programming assignment myself. These are the very first few steps that I have taken. Perhaps these steps are obvious to you personally, but I humbly offer them for the community at large: 1) Download the assignment. Unpack the jar file. 1) Download Ant (http://jakarta.apache.org/ant/) and JUnit (http://junit.org). Install Ant. 2) If you don't know how to use them already, learn how to use Ant and the JUnit testing framework. 3) Write some unit tests for the existing source code in the assignment, and the Ant script to run these tests.
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I want to clarify my last post. The intent of my post was to point out that the first thing you should do is to set up some sort of test harness for the assignment, and then test the code that you downloaded. Initially, this test harness could be as something as simple as a class containing a "static void main()" method that instanitates the given classes and calls their methods. Alternately, your test harness could involve using Ant and JUnit.