This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
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."
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?
Joined: Aug 03, 2002
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". -Barry