This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
Hi all! I am currently a (intermediate) Powerbuilder programmer looking to do Java programmer certification for professional development. Anyone made this jump before? What kind of time should I look at putting into studying for the certification. Currently my java experience is novice. Thank you for any help!
I'm PB developer. Haven't taken test yet but scheduled for 3/8/02. You should be well off if you understand PB. Most of the PB concepts are applicable to Java. you should plan on 2-3 months of preparation. Tarik
I was a 4D developer 3 years ago. 4D is a 4GL client/server environment similar to PowerBuilder. I had done that for about 6 years. I'd say it took me about 6 months to get a decent basic foundation when I started programming in java. I'm only now studying for my certification as a SCJP though, mainly to help "fill in" gaps in my core knowlege. So far it's been a very worthwhile endeavor. I plan on taking the test in about 2 months or so.