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doubt regarding java prep

sameer bhasin

Joined: Dec 04, 2001
Posts: 3
i would like to know as to how much time is required to prepare for sjcp. i am a begineer but would like to know as to how one should build along to be ready for certification.
also kindly give some references for good books.
Bosun Bello
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Joined: Nov 06, 2000
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How much time to prepare depends on individual, how much time you put in per day, etc. As for books, I used the complete Java2 certification guide and Java2 exam Cram. To get your feet wet with java though, I suggest Ivor Horton's Beginning Java 2. Thinking in Java by Bruce Eckel will also help you a great deal both for the exam and as you progress in your career.
You can post your questions to the programmer certification forum here to get more responses.
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Cindy Glass
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JavaRanch has a BunkHouse full of recommendations for books.
For a beginner book I like Just Java 2 by Peter van der Linden.
For certifications books I am sort of biased . . .
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sameer bhasin

Joined: Dec 04, 2001
Posts: 3
thanks for the replies. i would like to know that how much time would i need( imean number of hours per day and for how many days)to be sure to clear the sjcp. a rough estimate would do.
say a month or 2 months or more.
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