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SCJP preparation ??

Krish Kum

Joined: Jun 29, 2005
Posts: 3
Hi !

I am a new member of this group. I have plans to take up my SCJP but dont know when as I have started preparing . I juz wanted to ask you people how long does it take to study K&B. Since, I am busy with my work...I get time to study some time in night and probably in the week-end. Can u people say how long does it normally take to prepare for this certification or go through the k&B completely?
Akhilesh Trivedi
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Joined: Jun 22, 2005
Posts: 1599
Hi krish!
As far as certification is concerned, it depends on the stuff you already know, and the nature of how soon you grasp things. You may be good at aptitude and may have good thinking capabilities, but without a programming knowledge you may be delayed. Similarly, if you know little concepts of java but find yourself difficult to code then it would be a hinderance again.

I would say I would take MINIMUM 3 weeks to completely finish K&B. And one thing Krish, K&B is not a novel to read on weekends, I dont know about you but I find myself harder to get back when I give gaps. Try to breath java everyday, if you cant read 10 pages daily, no probs read 5 but do read first... continuity is must, I suppose.

Well, all these are my views and I shall also better inform you I am not an SCJP holder, and just a beginner like you. Good Luck! !!

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Krish Kum

Joined: Jun 29, 2005
Posts: 3
Hi Akhil !

Thanx for the info. 3 weeks time sounds good but let me see how far I reach.Wish U Good Luck for ur preparation too....
Patrick Punty

Joined: Jul 01, 2005
Posts: 24
Hi Friends,
I saw K&M in ur discussions what is it .Can u please let me know?
Srinivasa Raghavan
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Joined: Sep 28, 2004
Posts: 1228
K&b means : Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates book for SCJP!!
[ July 01, 2005: Message edited by: Srinivasa Raghavan ]

Thanks & regards, Srini
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steve Barf

Joined: Oct 15, 2004
Posts: 26
which book is this by K&B ?
this one

is not published til sep 2005 and this one

seems to be treated as a joke
Marcus Green
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Joined: Sep 14, 1999
Posts: 2813
That second book is HeadFirst Java. Don't be mislead by the humor in the HeadFirst books, they are very serious jokes that support the learning. They are excellent text books in a class of their own. However HeadFirst Java is not aimed at the programmer exam, though for a person new to Java it would make a very, very good place to start.

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Prateek Duble

Joined: May 17, 2005
Posts: 22
"Head First Java" New edition is NOT A JOKE But Its an amazing book. It make concepts stick to your brain for years. I started with this book and I know Java better than 2 months ago when I was reading other SERIOUS java Books.


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