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Karthik Veeramani
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I just passed programmer 1.4 exam, and am brand new to developer exam. Can any1 tell me a great book (as good as Kathy's book for programmer exam). Also, what are the exams for developer certification? I see some NX: questions here. What does that mean?

Thanks<br />Karthik<br />SCJP 1.4, CCNA.<br /> <br />"Success is relative. More the success, more the relatives."
Ta Ri Ki Sun
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Hi and welcome, also good luck with your exam.
anyway, at the top of the 'Developer Certification' page as you enter you'll note 2 things that answer all of the questions you've asked.
if you're taking Sun's new exam, please prefix your message subjects with "NX:"
Please post your Exam Results in the Sun Certification Results forum. SCJD Links and FAQ Page

click the link to links/faqs and you'll find everything else you need to get started.
good luck again
Barry Gaunt
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...and if you have the SCJP2 1.4 edition of Sierra/Bates there are about five chapters devoted to the developer certification which will give you a good idea what it's all about.

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Karthik Veeramani
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Yes I have. Is that enough? or do I need to get a developer specific book? And like programmer exam, are there 2 developer exams for 1.2 and 1.4?
Barry Gaunt
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The extra chapters will give you a good idea what is involved, and what prerequisite knowledge is assumed. That is, Swing GUI, RMI/Sockets, I/O and optionally with NIO. You will have to know your SJCP threading and be able to strictly program to a style guide. This SCJD is no "piece-of-cake" like SCJP.
A useful book to read is this one. It does not tell you exactly how to develop the assignment but gives stong pointers and coding examples. You will have to read a lot of API docs too.
There is no specific 1.2 or 1.4 SCJD but from this April on new candidates have been getting a different set of assignments (no code is provided, except for an interface with no implementation).
If you have little or no programming experience it will be very tough, maybe a better start would be to do the CattleDrive (with the nitpicking package) here on JavaRanch. It certainly helps to give you the required developer's "mindset".
Mark Spritzler

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A useful book to read is this one.

Now that's downplaying it.
Actually with Kathy's book and "this one". You will have all the ammunition to tackle the SCJD. Along with this forum, of course.

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