I would like to head now for SCJD. Do you guys have some preparation tips and go a head tips? Especially if you are not a very experienced programmer [ February 06, 2008: Message edited by: pranay hira ]
I think anyone that has the SCJP can do it and you can learn as you go. The SCJD does not have a time limit, so my suggestion is to get Andrew's book, buy the assignment, and read the book as you read your assignment.
For instance, once you realize you have to write a Server, supporting either RMI or sockets, you can open Andrew's book at that chapter, and read it. You'll still have question, than you can open Google And most probably google will find javaranch posts
You'll get the experience as you go!
Regards, Alex [ February 06, 2008: Message edited by: Alex Belisle Turcot ]
I used Andrew`s book.I think that you must first read the concepts like swing,rmi,sockets,locks which are not for scjp from some good java book lke thinking in java , how to program in java (you can find many more).
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Thank you guys so much. I am going to read the book of Andrew. Too be honest the SCJD kind of scares me. I think am a bit afraid it will be a giant leap. But on the other hand I read the links to other forum posts, and I saw I am not the only one. So I go for it with the help and advises of Java ranch!
Go for it, Pranay. I was not employed as a Java Developer when I first started the exam and much of it was over my head. That was almost 2 years ago, and I've been working for a year as a Java Developer, and my SCJD is just about wrapped up, (got the RMI working the other day ). You don't have to set a speed record on this cert, and it is a great learning experience. All you need is on this forum and in Andrew's book. Good luck!