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Clod Patry
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Joined: Nov 21, 2003
Posts: 9
hi, im new into this forum. congrats, lot of info here and there, and everything about Java.
I'd like to know which first exam should i take for being certified java.
I've completed my degree since 1 month, and its pretty hard to get into the market, cause ive no experience.
I think with a certif, it'll be easier for myselft.
Thanks in advance.
Clod Patry
Greenhorn

Joined: Nov 21, 2003
Posts: 9
i just found that URL:
http://suned.sun.com/CA/catalogue/courses/CA-CX-310-035.html
maybe someone has good link to gimme too?
thanks.
dennis zined
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Joined: Mar 07, 2003
Posts: 330
hi Clod. Yes, your url is correct. If you're thinking of more than one certification, that would be the first one you'll take. The next depends on the area of expertise you'd like to specialize. For more information, visit this URL:
http://suned.sun.com/CA/certification/java/index.html
If you're into just java (non-web) the next certification would be Sun Certified for Java Developer.
If you'd like to specialize in J2EE you'd take either SCWCD or SCBCD or both.
And the last is the Architect exam.


SCJP 1.4<br />SCWCD 1.4
Clod Patry
Greenhorn

Joined: Nov 21, 2003
Posts: 9
like, i just got about 100 hours or java programming at school. i'll need more reading and practicing, cause im reading the QUE's Java 2� Programmer Exam Cram� 2 (Exam CX-310-035) and question aren't easy like i thought.
that book is a good one ?
have ya got ur certification?
thanks.
Clod Patry
Greenhorn

Joined: Nov 21, 2003
Posts: 9
and btw, whats the difference between SCWCD and SCBCD ?
thanks.
Kalai Ganesh
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Joined: Sep 08, 2003
Posts: 32
Hai Clod,
You can go ahead with the book you have. That is also supposed to be a good one. Actually I used K & B book. Here it is
Sun Certified Programmer & Developer for Java 2 Study Guide (Exam 310-035 & 310-027) by Kathy Sierra, Bert Bates
There are lot of online resources that are free. You can make use of them too. You can find the links to the mock exams in ranch.
http://www.javaranch.com/maha/_Mock_Exams/_mock_exams.html
and here is a link to the JLS that you'll need very often
http://java.sun.com/docs/books/jls/second_edition/html/jTOC.doc.html
Hope this helps.
dennis zined
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Joined: Mar 07, 2003
Posts: 330
hi clod. SCWCD is for JSP / Servlets while SCBCD is for EJB. I dont have any certifications yet but currently preparing for SCJP 1.4. I would highly recommend K&B book and to actively participate in this forum by asking those who are already certified. You will find lots of links to resources and mock exams that will help you get certified. good luck.
Jeff Bosch
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Joined: Jul 30, 2003
Posts: 804
Hi, Clod -
Participating in the forums provides another benefit: By answering questions posted by others, you sharpen your knowledge of Java. A teacher contantly learns through the teaching.
Good luck on your exams and your job hunt!


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...)
Clod Patry
Greenhorn

Joined: Nov 21, 2003
Posts: 9
Jeff, that's true. thanks. I'll be "active" in this forum, lot of information are here.
and btw guys, the place ive worked, call me back, its a PHP job, but i'll doing my SCJP 1.4 studies during evening/week-end.
im really happy, and i'll get more experience.
 
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