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Raja Sagar Panamgipalli
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Joined: Aug 13, 2003
Posts: 109
Hi Guys ,
Its two weeks that i have been certified in SCJP. I really cant figure out now WHAT!
I'm a bit sceptic abt SCJD. Where can i apply for jobs with this certification.
How is 72 % seen ....a good one or needs a bit more practice...though i was thorough with the concepts i was a bit tensed may be bcos it was first time writing an online exams and also poor ergonomics at the center.
Guys plz clarify ..


SCJP 1.4<br />SCBCD 1.3
Rikko Verrijzer
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Joined: Jul 22, 2003
Posts: 34
So it wasn't just my testcenter then, I had a little hope that other test centers where better than mine. They let me watch a screen with a lousy refresh rate. I really had a hard time to stay focused with the headache it caused!
One should think that you pay enough for the voucher to get at least decent ergonomics at your test center.
Rikko
Jessica Sant
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Joined: Oct 17, 2001
Posts: 4313

do a search in the Jobs Discussion forum for "SCJP next" and you'll find plenty of thoughts on what to try next.
Jeff Bosch
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Joined: Jul 30, 2003
Posts: 804
I passed SCJP in August. Now I'm working on SCJD.
How I (or anybody, for that matter) uses the certs is up to the individual. I plan to demonstrate that, no matter what language a project has specified -- whether C or C++ or Java -- I can learn the language's syntax (SCJP) then build a functional, maintainable solution from specs (SCJD). I won't focus on the Java aspect (that's what the SCJP does) with SCJD, only on the "I can design it and build it to specs" aspect.
Hope that helps!
[ October 08, 2003: Message edited by: Jeff Bosch ]

Give a man a fish, he'll eat for one day. Teach a man to fish, he'll drink all your beer.
Cheers, Jeff (SCJP 1.4, SCJD in progress, if you can call that progress...)
Raja Sagar Panamgipalli
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Joined: Aug 13, 2003
Posts: 109
Hi Jeff,
I too have planned or rather made up my mind for SCJD.
I was told that everybody is given the same specs for SCJD and are to implement the same.
How far have yu reached in this preparation.
Plz guide me for the same.
:roll:
Andres Gonzalez
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Joined: Nov 27, 2001
Posts: 1561
How is 72 % seen ....
you don't put percentage in your resume. You're certified, that's it


I'm not going to be a Rock Star. I'm going to be a LEGEND! --Freddie Mercury
Raja Sagar Panamgipalli
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Joined: Aug 13, 2003
Posts: 109
Thany you all,
I'm looking forward to accomplish SCJD with a good morale now.
Javaranch is an indispensible community .
thanks again.....proud to a part of it.
Jim Bedenbaugh
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Joined: Nov 09, 2001
Posts: 171
I'm looking forward to accomplish SCJD with a good morale now.
Javaranch is an indispensible community .
thanks again.....proud to a part of it.

Taking the SCJD is the right next step. While the SCJP assures you can think like a Java compiler, the SCJD tells me you can think through a project and then implement the solution.
Good luck.


Regards,
Jim
SCJP, SCJD, SCWCD, SCEA Part I
Jeff Bosch
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Joined: Jul 30, 2003
Posts: 804
Hey, Raja -
I understand that Sun has four or five different specs, and it's pretty much a lottery as to which one you get.
I've started studying using Max Habibi's book. It's pretty basic coverage of a project similar to what we'd get in the exam, but I really like having all the info in one place. Plus, I know how to do some stuff in Java without fully understanding why to do it that way, and the book's helping me.
Plus, I'm taking a project I did at work and formatting it to comply with the Sun standards, just for practice. Add to that reading and participating in the JavaRanch fora, I'm pretty busy learning my stuff for the exam!
I'm also reading:
  • Multithreaded Programming with Java Technology
  • Mastering Enterprise JavaBeans (has good RMI/sockets info)
  • The Java Programming Language
  • The Java Language Specification
  • Sierra/Bates Sun Certified study guide


  • Best wishes for success! I'm sure this project will be challenging and rewarding, both in the cert and in the knowledge and experience gained in pursuing the cert.
     
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