hi friends, this is my first post in this forum...today only i finished SCJP... now i want to do SCJD...i know some details abt SCJD...but how shud i start...i ve worked in swing and databases...but not much in RMI...never worked in network pgmming...now where shud i start...
if you feel that those topics are your only weakness, then I recommend to use the Sun tutorial and catch up with networking (only a little), Serialization and RMI - in that order. For best practices regarding Serialization (and many other things) I recommend Effective Java (one of the 2 books you ever need) additionally.
If you want to improve your general Java, programming and OO skills you can have a look at my very subjective suggested learning path.
For the object oriented aspects of the assignment, i strongly suggust to you to read the very wonderful book "Head First Design Pattern" by Bert Bates and Kathy Sierra.This book is the best design patterns book you will ever encounter.