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SCJP 5 preparation - need a companion

Faisal Ahmad
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
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Hi all!
Im looking for friends to discuss and share the info required to pass the SCJP 5 exam.
Many thanks in advance!
victor kamat
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Joined: Jan 10, 2007
Posts: 247
Faisal -

I am preparing for the SCJP 5 & will take it mid-March.
I am willing to be be your study partner and share ideas etc.

Victor
vafkamat@gmail.com
Faisal Ahmad
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 355

Wow, Thanks a lot!
Tell me if its ok to add your email-id or do you find this is the better place to move on?
Lakshmi Ramasamy
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Joined: Jan 24, 2007
Posts: 1
I am also preparing for SCJP5.0.
I am also looking for a study patner to share ideas on variuos SCJP topics.
When are you planning to take the exam?
Faisal Ahmad
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 355

Welcome. I must take it as early as possible, may be in a couple of weeks.
Suhita Reddy
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Joined: Jun 09, 2006
Posts: 60
Hi,

I am also preapring for scjp1.5.I want to join with you.

Thanks
Suhita
cathy liu
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Joined: Sep 07, 2006
Posts: 9
Hi,

I am also preparing for SCJP 5 and want to join you. Let me know how do your guys want to work together.

Thanks,
sush chanmanwar
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Joined: Feb 14, 2007
Posts: 2
Hi Friends,

I have also planned to appear for SCJP 1.5 Exam in mid of March.
Can I join you people ?

Regards,


- Sushant
Massimo Ugues
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Joined: Feb 14, 2007
Posts: 7
Hello all:

I have also planned to appear for SCJP 5.0 Exam in end of March.

Do all of you work and study in extra time?
How many hours did you plan to study every day?

I would like to join your group in such a way.
Let me know how.

Kind regards

Massimo
sush chanmanwar
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Joined: Feb 14, 2007
Posts: 2
Hi Massimo
I think this is just the start.
We need to plan and study accordingly.

But first and foremost thing is what all to read ???

For all, if you have some links or materials to study from, please share.
raja kanak
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Joined: Oct 18, 2006
Posts: 135
Hi, i also wanted to join with you.



live
Krishna Srinivasan
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Joined: Jul 28, 2003
Posts: 1844

List of scjp 5.0 questions :
http://www.javabeat.net/javabeat/scjp5/mocks/index.php


Krishna Srinivasan
Spring Tutorials, OCAJP Mock Questions, 400+ OCPJP Mock Questions
Massimo Ugues
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Joined: Feb 14, 2007
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For all, if you have some links or materials to study from, please share.

Hi Sushant.

>But first and foremost thing is what all to read ???
I got this book http://www.overstock.com/?page=proframe&prod_id=1112911
And I got also the whizlabs 5.0 simulator http://www.whizlabs.com/product-offering.html

I hope this is just enough.

For any question email me.

Massimo
Faisal Ahmad
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 355

Wow!!
Great response
Well, the best book to study is the one written by Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates (K&B). But, it needs some working knowledge of Java to start with. Just stick to it. I know..I know..we always tend to look for other books and its mainly because of our nature. So, strictly..STICK TO THIS BOOK.
Faisal Ahmad
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 355

Wow!!
Great response
Well, the best book to study is the one written by Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates (K&B). But, it needs some working knowledge of Java to start with. Just stick to it. I know..I know..we always tend to look for other books and its mainly because of our nature. So, strictly..STICK TO THIS BOOK. Yup, I agree there are some other books as well..but none is much better to this. Believe me!
Get it at this moment..and start reading it..right NOW! Any questions? Let us discuss them. I appreciate good information while posting your questions because it will be easier to understand and answer promptly!
Lets call our group SMART group. Simple, Managable, Attainable, Reliable and Time oriented. So..smart group..smart goal..smart people! ;
Kick off!!
Cheers..
PS: Any ideas/suggestions are welcome! And yeah..people that are entirely new to Java speak out..you would get good information how to start with.
chintan ramavat
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Joined: Sep 15, 2006
Posts: 134
hello ranchers

me 2 , i m taking in first week of march. i am studying KB the bible.
i would to discuss it on email stuff if everybody's okay with it.

my email is chintanrramavat@gmail.com

hope to see your emails ,
thanks bye

--presently i on ARRAY STUFF, let me know if somebody has any questions on it. thank you
Rajesh Goud kumar
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Joined: Nov 29, 2006
Posts: 19
Hi,
I also want to join with you. If any body taking exam on march 1st week pls mail me. thank you.
mail id: argk1983@yahoo.co.in
siva prasaad
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 10, 2007
Posts: 23
hi folks..
Iam also planning to take it around the same time.
But may i know the place where to post the queries and discuss them for
our SMART group.
My mail ID cvaugh@gmail.com
Srinivasan thoyyeti
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Joined: Feb 15, 2007
Posts: 557
Hi Folks,
I am Srinivasan. I wish you all pass SCJP in distinction. I am about to take the exam on 25th of Feb. I would like to share some hints for preparation of SCJP.

1. i feel its more of a Memory test, so practise and revision is a must to
remember well. (First five chapters everything is a RULE. they demand
Some of your brain's act like a ROM with all rules burnt into it)
Why because,
1.1 we need to remember which access specifiers apply to general class,
inner classes(all types), constructors, methods, fields.
1.2 Coming to overloading brand new rules to practise and
remember with introduction variable args, and Autoboxing.
1.3 coming to data types, type casting rules. Like when implicit type
casting will be done. when promotion is done. and Wrapper class
functions for primitives need a look.

2. Collections: Brand new complie time type checking needs more practise to
digest.

3. Threads if you catch them ok. otherwise lost in "Matrix".
we need to through list of what is guaranteed and what is not guaranteed

4. Some classes from io package like Readers and writers , Strings, util
Date related stuff need practise.


Thanks & Regards, T.Srinivasan
SCWCD 1.4(89%), SCJP 5.0(75%)
Massimo Ugues
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Joined: Feb 14, 2007
Posts: 7
Hi Srinivasan.
I wanna ask you how much time did you study for the certification and what skills did you have with java.

Could you read please also my post about estimation?
http://www.coderanch.com/t/261534/java-programmer-SCJP/certification/Estimation-time-SCJP

Thanks a lot

Massimo
Faisal Ahmad
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 355

Anyone currently staying in Hyderabad, India?
Srilakshmi krishnamoorthy
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Joined: Jan 25, 2007
Posts: 6
Hi am lakshmi,will be taking scjp 5.0 around 4th week of march.I would too like to join your friends study circle.As of now am with k & B.Also bought whizlabs SCJP 5.0 preparation kit but unfortunately its not getting activated on my system.Any suggestions and advices? Thanks in advance
Faisal Ahmad
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 355

Hi Lakshmi!
Good to see you here. Well, are you currently in Hyd, India?
However, the things that you already possess are very good to prepare. For my suggestion regarding the preparation methodology have a look at my reply here http://www.coderanch.com/t/261543/java-programmer-SCJP/certification/preparation
If you are interested to join me in preparation, welcome!
Good luck.
Faisal Ahmad
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 355

Oops..forgot to solve your Whizlabs issue..
If you purchased it, you must contact them and surely they will help you. Do not forget to include the error message as well as your computing environment details.
Rajesh Goud kumar
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Joined: Nov 29, 2006
Posts: 19
Hello ranchers,
In SCJP5.0 and SCJP1.4 the topics are same? I already bought SCJP5.0 books, may I prepare for SCJP1.4. Some of my friends said recently SCJP5.0 exam is more difficult then SCJP1.4. Is it correct?
Faisal Ahmad
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 355

Hey!
Go for the latest because the world looks for the latest. Java 6 is on the way..so Java 5 has already become older!
Don't think about tough/easy. Just care about SCJP - moving ahead of others - living in the latest!
Kandasamy SenthilKumar
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Joined: Aug 23, 2005
Posts: 1
Hi,
I am Senthil,Plan to take scjp 5.0 in lastweek of march.I would too like to join your friends study circle.As of now am with k & B.

Thanks & Regards
Senthil
Sanjeev Kulkarni
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Joined: Mar 20, 2006
Posts: 26
Hi All,

My name is Sanjeev Kulkarni and I want to take up SCJP 1.5 some time in April.
Would like to join your study group. Are you game for it?

Thanks in advance.

-Sanjeev
Faisal Ahmad
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 355

Welcome to JavaRanch!
Well, could you tell us your background? I mean, your journey with Java.
Do share with us your expectations from group study.
Thanks in adv.
PS: Anyone from Hyd, India?
Priya Lavti
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Joined: Oct 11, 2004
Posts: 41
I am also preparing for SCJP 5
I want clarify one thing for the exam.
Do they provide number of correct answers for a each question??


-Priya
SCJP 5.0
Faisal Ahmad
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Posts: 355

Yup!
ramesh chaya
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Joined: Jan 07, 2007
Posts: 2
Hi All,
ramesh chaya
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Joined: Jan 07, 2007
Posts: 2
Hi All,

My name is Chaya. I want to join the study group.I was planning to take SCJP5.0 sometime in April. But today i was told to take exam by mid of March. I havnt yet started to prepare for exam. I have basic knowledge of Java. My confusion is should i start reading K&B Book or read book on java first like Head First Jave..and then read K&B..Guys pls help...
Rajesh Goud kumar
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Joined: Nov 29, 2006
Posts: 19
Hello,
you better to read first Head first JAVA. It's a good book for Java, and after that you start with K&B for SCJP.

All the Best!!!
Priya Lavti
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Joined: Oct 11, 2004
Posts: 41
hey Chaya

Its better to first read head first java and then K&B. But since you have less time if you are familier with the basics of java, you can directly jump to K&B. Its a great book for SCJP

All the Best!!!
Arun Kumaravel
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Joined: Feb 08, 2007
Posts: 2
I am preparing for scjp and plan to do it on april second week. i need a companion from chennai to share our thoughts. thank you
Keith Flo
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Joined: Nov 29, 2005
Posts: 128

Howdy,

I too am preparing for and will take the exam in Mid March ... I have some experience with Java and have just started the KB book. Its great to see that so many others are taking the test too! Look forward to reading the comments and questions of all of you Java Ranchers!


kf
SCJP 5.0 (preparing for SCWCD)
Richard Parker
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Joined: Jan 23, 2007
Posts: 70
I'm in the same boat as y'all and plan on taking the exam in late March/early April.

I studied Java for 4 years in college and have been a professional Java web developer for 4.5 years.

I have spent about 3 months studying the K&B book for at least 13 hours a week. Yeah - sounds like a lot. I'm going for more of a complete understanding of the material rather than memorization. I believe this will make my job easier and my next certification less painful.

I've found that during my web development in Java - I've lost touch with (or have taken for granted) many of Java concepts.

Good luck to all of you who are taking the exam in March!

Richard


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