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Need Advice for SCJP exam.

dhwani mathur
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Joined: May 08, 2007
Posts: 621
Hi all,
I have decided to go for SCJP 1.5 exam after 3 months,and i have completed BE in CSE, but ,i need an advice on the following.
I have been working in java for past 6 months in Eclipse IDE i study online only,yet i have not started my study from K&B book but will start within 1 or 2 days as i get the book.
According to me i should do a course on core java in any recognized institute within 2 months and give exam so as to get a good score .
What you all can suggest me on this ?
should i do a course on core java
or just study on my own from book K&B and give exam?
or As per the exam is tough i should do "advance java course "than give exam ?
i know that this depends on me like to what extent i have prepared myself in java but since confidence is low i am unable to take decision.
please advice me on this i am totally confused now,please try to give me only one suggestion as i can take my decision than .
Chandra Bhatt
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Joined: Feb 28, 2007
Posts: 1710
It depends on individual whether he can better learn when a teacher is before
him/her elaborating the things or a self learner who prefers to study himself.

If you are self learner, K&B is a book that speaks, teaches you, helps you
to alleviate your doubts, gives you homework to do, checks it and tells you
where you are right and where wrong.

As my experience says, students following as almost all SCJP aspirants
follow K&B, success rate is much high if you really understand the

As you said, you had been working for 6 months, there wont be any fundamental problems; I can suggest you to go with K&B and this forum as you
have been seeing how helpful and complementing to K&B it is.

All the best!

sadhna singh

Joined: May 29, 2007
Posts: 29
Hi Dhwani,
I can understand your dilemma.I am with bhatt,there should not be any fundamental & syntax problem as you are working on java since six month.
If you get a real good trainer( A experience working java Developer ) join a Sun java certification Training.
Please Do not join any course like core java,advance java from common institute like NIIT,STG...this or that ,if you are in india.Most of the trainer tell you the same book story.
Find out any your senior or person who is having real time experience,i mean working as software developer ,who can solve your problem and guide you ,even for few minute in a day.
Start with K& B plus mogul khalid books. Try all the example on the system(console).Take a break from eclipse/jbuilder or any IDE.Code on normal editor or notepad...compile and run on command promt,so that you will be able to see the actual problems and minor error (which any IDE can correct for you).
if you are unable to solve ,post it on this best java place ,java ranch.:-)

Wish you very best of luck.
dhwani mathur
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Joined: May 08, 2007
Posts: 621
thank you sadhna and chandra for your advice,but
sadhna can you tell me how to join sun certification training?
Is the traning online ?please reply.
sadhna singh

Joined: May 29, 2007
Posts: 29
First search for regular ,physical sun certification training in your area.U will hopefully get one in metro cities.
if yor are from delhi,In noida few developers from patni computer are taking classes,which is really good..(I only heard about it)
If unable to find then look for web based.
Alternatively,Try to look for some one who can only solve your doubts and start self study.

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