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I am a beginner in java and just started reading java 10 days back.I want to do my SCJP 1.5 certification as soon as possible as I have a deadline set by my company ,I know that we need to refer K&B book for the exam. Can you suggest me some tips required to pass this exam in terms of prepartion .. like how many programs per day do i need to pratice and how many hours do i need to dedicate to prepare for this exam. I want to give my exam sometime in July end so ,I have 1.5 months time to go.Can I pass the exam within a month. Is it possible. Is it possible for a begginer to pass such an exam in 1 month .. please help thanks a ton in advance. please suggest me some sites where i can get good java pratice programs for the exam.
I just wanted to know how many hours need to be dedicated for passing SCJP in 1 month for a beginner , i have a tight schedule and based on the suggestion you provide , I can plan my time for the test. Some friends told me its impossible to pass SCJP in 1 month expecially if we are a beginner.. i am loosing hopes.
Even I am planning to give SCJP after a month or so, but I had given a month or so before. I think, one month for beginner is not sufficient. But, nothing is impossible if you are willing to work hard.
Swapnil S. Sonawane<br /> <br />B.Tech (Expected May 2009)<br />Computer Science, NIT Durgapur, India<br />SCJA 1.0
What do you mean by the term Beginner. Are you a beginner for Java or for Programming as a whole.
You, said you are currently working somewhere. What is that job like. Are you working in the software domain. If your answer is yes, if you are already in touch with some basic software programming language like C or C++ or Pascal or Basic ..etc. Then I promise you, One month is more than enough for Passing Java certification. Just Dedicate 2 hours a day for practising programming and 1 hour a day for theory. And i think you will fly out with bright colours in the exam.
.. Well well, if you are completely new to programming. Then, I dont find good news for you. as you say you need to work and then find time to study for the exam. Programming is an art. It comes by experience. Not by reading thousand pages. So only your IQ will decide the time necessary for passing the exam.
Any how, You need more help or have any specific questions, feel free to write to me.
Warm Regards , Nataraju Gaganam.
Joined: Jun 01, 2008
I work .. not into software ,and I hve an oppurtunity in my company to move to Java development and they are looking for certified people.. i know a bit or programming but i feel i have to start from scratch.
I have seen some people writing abt mock exams ,can i have some websites which have mock exams which can be practiced.
I see most of them are paid courses... dont we have any mock exams for free.
Thnks in advance
Joined: Jan 02, 2008
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Can someone suggest a good book for SCJP prep ... I read somewhere that Kathy Sierra book is enough and in some places that its not a good enough book for the exam ... Also the Khalid Mughal book is suggested in some places and some places it is said it is tougher than SCJP ... confusing !!!
I would suggest that you read a java programming book first(i reccomend java complete reference ch 1-19) after you have done that go for kathy's book they have 2 mock tests as well which are very close to the actual test nothing is impossible
Roopa K&B book is good no doubt. But if you are new and read it without base then it is useless because it is for people who already have basic java knowledge. So go for Head First Java first and then K&B
Too many topics are covered in scjp. Absorbing it all in a month may be very difficult.
SCJA, SCJP, SCJD, SCMAD, SCWCD, SCBCD, SCDJWS, SCEA, SOA, Spring Certified, OCP MySQL 5 Developer, PMP
Joined: Jun 03, 2008
What is the ideal time reqd. for prep ... i have very basic working and theoretical knowledge of java ...
Thanks in advance
Joined: Sep 14, 1999
In the past Sun has recommended 6 months of study. It may be possible to do it in less time than that, but the time is almost always measured in months not weeks. I was recently discussing industry certification exams with a training organisation and they were telling me how the SCJP has one of the lower pass rates by contrast with most other exams as it is quite difficult.
It is not the most difficult of the industry certifications, just one of the more difficult ones. Having said that the issue is not innate complexity, it is more that there is a lot to cover so any reasonably intelligent person can pass it provided they study hard enough and give themselves a reasonable amount of time.
Joined: Jun 03, 2008
Thank You Marcus .. I am planning to take up SCJP 1.4 as of now .. Because that is still used widely in the industry (I suppose) ...