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I just passed my scjp 1.4 and was thinking of going for SCJD, but looking at the requirements, i discovered that i had a lot of work to do. For the GUI, am think i am ok. But the idea of creating a database system is almost putting me off. And now with the coming of 5.0, am thinking of heading for it. Pls what's my best option. Thnks
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we if you want to do serverside development, database connectivity JDBC and whole lot more is ahead of you and you are gonna end up learning it anyways, so I would think that SCJD would be better of . plus it hass project asignment that is a good practicat aspect
Congratulations to passing SCJP ! I would recommend you to to the SCJD next, as the 5.0 will not challenge too much of your skills as a developer (even though it has lots of programming questions). The SCJP more as an exam for testing your knowledge about the language itself, if you can actually build a more complex software system is not tested. This is the objective of the SCJD. It is a very demanding exam, especially in terms of time that you need to allocate for it, but it is worth it, as in practice, you never get a chance to develop software with such a generous timeframe, leaving the possibility to do things "clean". You can even use JDK 5.0 for working on the project, so you can implicitly use it as a preparation to the SCJD 5.0 exam As Nicholas said, no JDBC needs to be used and the database access is to a file with an exactly specified format.
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