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Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 1
Hi everybody,
I am new to this site.Can u all give me some information abt JCP.
Is it worth taking it.b coz now-a-days java is outdated.
I am a B.E graduate (India)and looking for a good job.
will the certification help me to get employed.
How many months r required to prepare for jcp.
i hope and wish this site will help me towards my career and certification.
pls send in u'r suggestions.
thank u.
Shailendra Guggali
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Joined: Feb 01, 2001
Posts: 86
1. I have cleared the SCJP ( 86%) with 2 months of study - extreme hardwork - its not difficult to clear the exam, but it is essential to understand all the basics of the language - which is more difficult.
2. Reg - Java is outdated - pls refer to a discussion on this forum titled "Java is Dead" - the experts have given a very clear picture of what is really happening
3. This site is excellent - as long as you actively participate and seriously go thru all the discussions - try it out yourself - try to solve other people's problems.
Udayan Naik
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Joined: Oct 18, 2000
Posts: 135
Welcome Shalini.I am a BE from Mumbai University.I cleared SCJP in June 2000.
For information on SCJP look here
I would say any certification is always worth it,because it makes you look deeper inside the topic than u usually would,and knowledge does not hurt.
Certiifcation will certainly open a few doors for u.As for actually getting employed,that depends on how u present urself at an interview.
This site has helped a lot of people clear the certainly helped me.
Udayan Naik
Sun Certified Java 2 Programmer
[This message has been edited by Udayan Naik (edited March 07, 2001).]

Udayan Naik<BR>Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform
Sivalingam Sivasuthan
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Joined: Jan 12, 2001
Posts: 75
Hi shalini:
You are welcome. Believe me you have come to the right site. It is not very difficult to get through the certification Exam if you work hard.
Good Luck.

- Siva<br /> Sun Certified Programmer for the Java™2 Platform
Arunagiri, Shanmugham
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Joined: Jan 23, 2001
Posts: 46
Hi Shalini,
Welcome to this world of Java Guys. Dont say Java is outdated. As Shailendra has told, u can have the right idea about java when u go through that discussion.
These links contain mock exams, prepare well,
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Sun Certified Programmer for Java2 Platform
Hari Gangadharan
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Joined: Mar 08, 2001
Posts: 73
Never say Java as outdated. There is no technology which is going to replace Java. The only reason for the current panic is global economic slowdowns. Many dot-coms has failed - many companies are facing reduced income due to ecomomic slow downs. This has happend in late 80's. IBM which was one of the biggest companies at that time layed off thousands and that is what is happening now. Even if Java is replaced by another language or technology, knowledge of robust OO language like Java makes you prepared for the next thing.. So do not waste time - Java is a very good language and more you know about it, more you will like it. If you have the passion to programming and love computers, you should, you will learn Java - The economic condition do not stay bad for ever it will bounce back --
Read my previous post on same topic at the following location:

Hari Gangadharan
Unix is user friendly..
but it chooses to whom it is friendly with!
[This message has been edited by Hari Gangadharan (edited March 15, 2001).]

<B>Hari Gangadharan</B><BR>Unix is user friendly..<BR>but it chooses to whom it is friendly with!
Jane Griscti
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Joined: Aug 30, 2000
Posts: 3141
Welcome shalini,
Please read the JavaRanch Name Policy and re-register using a name that complies with the rules.
Thanks for your cooperation.
Jane Griscti
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java� 2 Platform

Jane Griscti
SCJP, Co-author Mike Meyers' Java 2 Certification Passport
I agree. Here's the link:
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