Hello, I'd like to take the SCJP 1.4 on January 13th. I've worked my way through most of the Sybex _Complete Java 2 Certification Guide_ (Programmer's Exam), and this morning I purchased the WhizLabs 1.4 mock exam simulator. See: http://www.whizlabs.com/scjp/scjp-1.4.html It costs $39.95 and they have a money-back guarantee: if you don't pass the SCJP, they refund your money. After taking the assessment test (there are over ten other tests, for a total of over 600 questions) and talking with some friends who have taken the SCJP, it appears that if you can do the WhizLabs tests, you'll do great on the actual SCJP. If you're comfortable with Java and want to get certified in a hurry, I'd like to invite you to help a small group of us study for the next two weeks, every night, on IRC. To do this, you'd need to buy the WhizLabs SCJP simulator (it generates a machine-specific key so it's impossible to share), or at least bring sample questions from free mock tests to our jam sessions so that we can clarify confusing points and improve our skills. My hope is that certification will help a bit in this incredibly tight job market, but beyond that, so far, studying for the SCJP has been a great way to learn things about the language that I might not otherwise have found out about for a very long time. It forces you to take a disciplined and systematic approach and is hopefully a good starting point for the SCWCD and SCJD (study for one of which will begin on January 14th ;-) ). If you'd like to be part of the group and have the stamina to study a LOT (eat, sleep, breathe Java) over the next two weeks, please give me a holler. I'm going to e-mail everyone who is interested tonight with the details, once we know how many people we'll have. Thanks Very Much! Steve Jovanovic firstname.lastname@example.org (262) 632-7755
Joined: May 10, 2001
Steve: Please don't cross post, your first post for this was in the most appropriate place... Please reply to his post here.