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Saru M
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Hi All,

Just came across this site today. I am new to java i read the Java Complete reference book for a month and now i started reading K&B for the past 5 days. I am planning to take the SCJP 1.5 by this month end. Can anyone give me tips as to pass the exam. I am in a position to finish the exam and start looking for jobs from the beginning of next month. I am ready to spend 10 hours per day. Please suggest me some tips on prepartion

Thanks in advance
RS
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Jelle Klap
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Cramming Java theory from the SCJP5 Study Guide at a rate of 10 hours a day may not be the most effective way to study for the exam.
There's abosolutely no way you'll retain the bulk of the information that way.
[ March 20, 2008: Message edited by: Jelle Klap ]

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Jess Ryan
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Saru,

I disagree with Jelle. If you study thoroughly, you will learn this stuff. Sounds like you work hard. Reading is good and is where a lot of your knowledge comes from. But I stress the need to practice that knowledge to make sure you really understand it. When you learn a new concept, write some code yourself (try from memory) to demonstrate it, don't just read through some example code. Finally, check out the Certification FAQ for some mock testing/quizzing resources that will further hone your knowledge. I always think I know something until I test myself or go to write some code and then find myself wondering about those nitty gritty details.

Good luck!
Jun Wu
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You can read "Sun Certified Programmer for java 5 Study Guid (Exam 310-055)"
!This book is very good, and the book have a VCD about scjp5.0 exam-software!
Saru M
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Joined: Mar 19, 2008
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Thanks all for your ideas.

I shall try to write some codes soon after i finish learning a concept.Keep giving me tips and ideas for my improvement

Thanks Again
Saru
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Jelle Klap
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Originally posted by Jess Finley:
Saru,

I disagree with Jelle. If you study thoroughly, you will learn this stuff. Sounds like you work hard. Reading is good and is where a lot of your knowledge comes from. But I stress the need to practice that knowledge to make sure you really understand it. When you learn a new concept, write some code yourself (try from memory) to demonstrate it, don't just read through some example code. Finally, check out the Certification FAQ for some mock testing/quizzing resources that will further hone your knowledge. I always think I know something until I test myself or go to write some code and then find myself wondering about those nitty gritty details.

Good luck!


Don't get me wrong I'm all for studying thoroughly, but studying thoroughly != reading the SCJP 5 Study Guide 10 hours a day in my opinion.
Learning this material takes time, so take that time and spend it reading, practicing and reiterating at a reasonable pace that allows you to actually retain the knowledge. I know the 10-hour-a-day approach wouldn't work for me, but maybe it does for you. To each his own, I guess.
[ March 21, 2008: Message edited by: Jelle Klap ]
Jimy Black
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hey Saru saw your reply on the site i too am planning to give the SCJP by the months end and am reffering K&B any suggestions for me ,i am also refering Khalid Moghul .TC AND best of luck
[ March 22, 2008: Message edited by: Ulf Dittmer ]
Jess Ryan
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Originally posted by Jelle Klap:


Don't get me wrong I'm all for studying thoroughly, but studying thoroughly != reading the SCJP 5 Study Guide 10 hours a day in my opinion.
Learning this material takes time, so take that time and spend it reading, practicing and reiterating at a reasonable pace that allows you to actually retain the knowledge.


Agreed!!! Yeah, personally, I couldn't do 10 hours a day.. after a couple hours of intense studying, my brains start leaking out my ears. But where there's a will, there's a way.
Ben Souther
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Ram Manoj
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My post here was deleted, but not informed why?
I am posting again.

[Hi-jack removed]
[ March 22, 2008: Message edited by: Ben Souther ]
Ben Souther
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Originally posted by Ram Manoj:
My post here was deleted, but not informed why?
I am posting again. ...



It may have been that someone thought you were hi-jacking this thread by asking your own question in it. Please ask new questions in a new thread so you don't derail the discussion started by the original poster.

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[ March 22, 2008: Message edited by: Ben Souther ]
Ram Manoj
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I didn't realise that, just thinking it was in the loop as SCJP 1.5 guidance.

Making my post in a new thread.

Thankyou Ben.
 
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