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Is SCJA right for me?

Edward Cheng
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Joined: Jan 28, 2009
Posts: 2
is SCJA right for someone with "NO experiences" in programming???

I did some very basic html/javascript (ie Hello Word) but thats pretty much it.

I also have a few years of experience as a Technical Support (Cabling, unlocking accout, imaging PC, exchange admin) .


am I jumping the gun? if so, are there any books/certifications that can fill the gap between a beginner (like me) <> SCJA ??


Paul Michael
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Joined: Jul 02, 2001
Posts: 697
If I'm not mistaken, SCJA was originally designed for college graduates who knew basic knowledge about the Java Platform but didn't have enough experience yet for SCJP.

Are you familiar with the different environments where Java can run? I think that's really the main focus of SCJA, plus a little coding logic which can be easy to crack with a good book.

However, I don't think there are a lot of books available for this exam aside from Cameron's book (which I haven't read yet).


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Edward Cheng
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first, thank you for your reply.
well, all I know is there are J2ME, J2EE and J2SE; J2ME for mobile , J2EE for enterprise and J2SE for client side? but thats pretty much all I know, I have no idea how looping, arraying , etc works.

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Paul Michael
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Edward Cheng wrote:first, thank you for your reply.
well, all I know is there are J2ME, J2EE and J2SE; J2ME for mobile , J2EE for enterprise and J2SE for client side? but thats pretty much all I know, I have no idea how looping, arraying , etc works.



Sounds good. But it looks like you need to get your hands dirty on the programming side.

The SCJA FAQ is a good place to start to your journey to Java land...

http://faq.javaranch.com/java/ScjaFaq
 
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