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Suggesions for scjp 5.0

Brijesh shah
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Joined: Mar 16, 2007
Posts: 92
Dear Ranchers;
I have plan to take scjp 5.0 in the mid of April.I have basic conceptualize knowledge of Java, also done practices on core java and bit on jsp; but due to lack of precise knowledge I feel uncomfortable to do job as a java programmer, I want to built my career in java so to make myself confident; I have decided to appear and score well in attempting scjp ,for preparation currently I am reading from K&B..
my email-id is

please help and give me your should i prepare...

Looking forward for your feedback..

Thanking you in advance...

Have a nice time!

Brijesh Shah
Vassili Vladimir
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Joined: Mar 08, 2007
Posts: 1585

Are you solving mock exams ? Solve a huge amount of mocks.

Please check:

JavaRanch's Mock Exams
John's Exam
JavaBeat's Mocks Exams

Plus, don't forget to solve the Master Exams of the great K&B book.

Best of luck ...

Vassili ...
SCJP 5.0, SCWCD 1.4, SCJA 1.0
Chris Stann
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Joined: Oct 10, 2006
Posts: 49
I concur that you need to take lots of mock exams. You also need to write lots of little sample programs. Keep in mind that during the exam you have 175 minutes to answer 72 questions which works out to about 2 minutes 25 seconds per question. Only practice will make you this fast.

After you've passed the exam I'd suggest taking an internship somewhere as a junior java programmer and continuing onto the java developer certification.

gianni ipez
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Joined: Jan 02, 2007
Posts: 65
You do need to take mock exams, but just once you've gone through the book, understand the principles.
Sometimes I spend lot of time with mocks, doing one after the other, without stopping too much on the errors. The most important thing is to well understand your mistakes, otherwise you just waste time, since the day after u'll repeat the same errors.
I agree. Here's the link:
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