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can i prepare for SCJP exam without any programming experience?

vatsalya rao
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Joined: Feb 14, 2007
Posts: 63
hi,
i recently stsrted for sCJP exam and in SUN site i read that this exam is for people having programming experience.as im not having any programming experience can i prepare for it?and im following internet for study material and the book "SUN CERTIFIED PROGRAMMER FOT JAVA 2 STUDY GUIDE "by BRAIN BAGNALL.which version of java is currently in and exam will be on which version for SCJP certification.
marc weber
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Joined: Aug 31, 2004
Posts: 11343

Welcome to JavaRanch!

The programming experience is only a recommended guideline -- not a requirement. The current SCJP exam is for version 1.5, although the 1.4 version is still being offered.

I think you will find a lot of your questions answered in our SCJP FAQ.


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Bijendra S. Rajput
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Joined: Sep 19, 2006
Posts: 41
hi Vats,

I am doing. I do not have any experience in JAVA. But I want to change of field so first thing I want to clear SCJP 1.5 and then it will help me to get a job in JAVA.


Thanks <br /> <br />Regards,<br />------------------------------<br />Bijendra S. Rajput<br />SCJP 1.5<br />------------------------------
Cheryl Gray
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Joined: Nov 17, 2000
Posts: 44
Hi Vats,
I only took Java in college and it's been a few years since then. I plan to take the SCJP very soon. I would think that taking a programming class would make things much easier while on the job, but maybe not necessarily for passing the exam.


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vatsalya rao
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Joined: Feb 14, 2007
Posts: 63
hi all,
thanks lot for relieving me from dilemma with your answers. im in confused sate whether to take or not as im not having any experience in programming.
Richard Parker
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Joined: Jan 23, 2007
Posts: 70
Hello,

I studied Java for 4 years in college and have 4 years of professional experience with developing in Java.

My academic knowledge of seems to be a better help to me than my professional experience (which is mainly JSP with Struts and Stripes frameworks).

I'm still having to study quite a lot for this exam.

I think that it will be much more difficult without a programming background. With sufficient time and motivation - you should be able to pass the exam just fine.

Thanks,
Richard


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