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Tips on taking the SCJP exam

SRV Gopal
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Joined: May 16, 2001
Posts: 44
Hi Everybody,
I am on AS/400 platform for the past 5 years and I am trying to get a grasp of Java and take up the SCJP exam ASAP. But I find a lot of concepts confusing and difficult to comprehend and apply. Due to this I sometimes lose focus and interest. Could you please guide me ... I am currently reading from Simon Roberts and Patrick Naughton books ... Now both these books have no exercise problems. Where can I find exercise problems?
Thanks,


S.R.VenuGopal,<br />Senior Analyst/Programmer,<br />B.E.(EE), GNIIT, SCJP2
Cindy Glass
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Joined: Sep 29, 2000
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OK, so why did you ask this twice???


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Daniel Dunleavy
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Joined: Mar 13, 2001
Posts: 276
Why don't you try the javaranch cattle drive?
Dan
Charlie Swanson
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Joined: Jan 29, 2001
Posts: 213
Hi,
I suggest reading a basic book first. Sams Teach Yourself Java in 21 days is very easy to read, and get's you up and running pretty fast.
My favorite book is "Thinking in Java". It helped me to understand what is happening in java.
A certification book which many people like is Mogul. It gets rave reviews. I noticed that many people who do well on the exam use this book.
Check out the book suggestions on this site. Also, Sun has free tutorials you can use for. Check it out.
I also try to get things cleared up, by posting my questions on this site. That way one doesn't just keep building up unclear concepts.
Have fun.
kamal jaisingh
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Joined: Feb 23, 2001
Posts: 39
i suggest u start with JAVA2 the complete reference
thts the best book for starting with basicjava concepts .
kamal
SRV Gopal
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Joined: May 16, 2001
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Thanks Dan,Charlie,Kamal. It is really comforting to know that there are people out there to help when the need arises!
 
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