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SCJP 5.0Vs SCJD

MI Mohammed
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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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levani dvalishvili
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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


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Nicholas Cheung
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But the idea of creating a database system is almost putting me off.

You are not going to creating a DB system for SCJD, or even, you dont need to use JDBC for DB connectivity because the DB is only a plain text file.

Nick


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levani dvalishvili
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Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung:

because the DB is only a plain text file.

Nick

... what a joke ))))))
Nicholas Cheung
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I would say, this is not a joke, at least, the current assignment uses plain text file as the DB, and you just need to use I/O APIs to access it.

You will know that after purchased SCJD assignment and read the instructions. I cannot tell too much as this violates the disclosure agreement.

You might also search in SCJD fourm as well.

Nick
Nicholas Cheung
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I just saw this question from SCJD forum.

http://www.coderanch.com/t/186954/java-developer-SCJD/certification/URLyBird-Database-Access

Nick
Wei-ju Wu
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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.

Wei-ju


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