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greenhorn of greenest kind


Joined: Jul 24, 2000
Posts: 1
Is 4 weeks of solid studying enough to pass SCJP exam, or am I thinking unrealistically? I have a little knowledge in java from what I have read/practiced, but no other experience in programming. I need to take the exam by the end of August at the latest for my work.
This is somewhat of an abiguous question, but I'm just curious as to whether I'm going after too big of fish without enough fishing line.
Tony Alicea

Joined: Jan 30, 2000
Posts: 3226
If you have to take it by the end of August don't stop studying if you started already. If not, start ASAP

Tony Alicea
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Praveen Zala
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Joined: Jul 02, 2000
Posts: 118
Hi Toni,
It is the same with me again !
I have unrealistically put up a date of end-August to myself !
Is 3 hrs a day enuf to build up a solid base for the
certification ? I am banking on RHE, Javaranch and atleast
5-7 mock-tests....Is that OK ?
Actually, I have been reading on and off from almost 3 months
and have no OOPS exposure....nor Java exposure at the workplace.
Praveen Zala
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Joined: May 29, 2000
Posts: 45
Praveen & Muskellunge,
4 weeks with 3-4 hours a day will definitely see you through. But to get an excellent score, (say above 95% or so) you may need certain perfection for which the period may not be sufficient due to your non-software/non-programming backgrounds.
But I am sure, you will pass the exam, given the time frame.
Marcela Blei
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Joined: Jun 28, 2000
Posts: 477
Tony: What do you mean with ASAP?
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ASAP - As soon as possible
Antony Mazonowicz

Joined: Jun 17, 2000
Posts: 3
You guys have made me feel a little bad about myself. I've been studying 3-4 hours a day for nearly 2 months and only now feel confident enough to give the exam a go. I've got it on Friday. Maybe I'll see you on the other side.
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