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new to java - help!!

Resh Joseph

Joined: Sep 01, 2008
Posts: 4
Hello Ranchers,
This is my first post.

I have a fair OOPS bkground & attended an introductory java course. Also I'm in the final stages of going thru the SCJP 1.4 prep guide, my friend gave (kind of comfortble, didn't reached the threads yet). I got some questions

1. Does an SCJP 1.4 certification at this point( with versions 5 & 6 out there) looks good from an employment perspective or will it be a waste of time & money?
2. I don't have any experiance in java, other than the programs i did during the course.. So how difficult it would be, on a scale of 1 to 10 for a programmer like me to go for SCJP 5 or 6?

Please help
Thanks in advance
Pradeep Balasubramanian
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Joined: Jun 16, 2008
Posts: 75
Hi Joseph,
You have some idea about objects. However,for better understanding of Objects in Java, use the "head first Java" book.
You go through SCJP 1.4. But, my advice is this is not the fair time to take SCJP 1.4 exam. For more reasons, Click Here !
You better take SCJP 6 exam, that is my advice, as it is supported now and SCJP 1.4 and 1.5 are at the end of life.

There is not any scale of difficulty, if you have interest. I Hope you have interest.

Regards,<br />Pradeep Balasubramanian<br /> <br />You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul. <br /> <br />- Swami Vivekananda
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Resh Joseph

Joined: Sep 01, 2008
Posts: 4
Thank you Pradeep for your thoughts.
I agree. Here's the link:
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