Has anyone had any experiences (or heard of any) with a so-called "fast path" certification class? There is a Java conference coming to New York in March and part of the offering is a "fast path" certification course, taught by Philip Heller. It is two days, at the end of which you take the exam on-site. I have been studying on my own for awhile, have taken Sun SL-275, but I'm not sure if this is the best circumstance to take the exam. I would love to take the course, though. I guess it's anxiety about the possibility of a public failure (my boss is giving the OK for the company to pay for the conference and course). Has anyone been through something similar? I would like to hear from you. Thanks David
i would attend , what is the cost of this 2 sessions ?
Val SCJP <BR>going for SCJD
Joined: Jan 09, 2001
Val - The cost is $1995 which includes the two day "Java University", one option is the certification track, but there are others, plus the three day conference, plus night sessions. I definitely want to attend the conference and get training, I'm just concerned about rushing into taking the exam too soon. I think I may go for it though. By the way, information on the conference can be found at www.javacon2001.com
Yeah...Expensive! If your company is paying, then go for it. If you're paying, then save some money and study on your own. I think taking a 2 day crash course will teach you how to pass the exam, but it may not necessary teach you JAVA. I can almost guarantee you that you won't be ready to work on a serious JAVA project after a 2-day crash course. -Peter