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i know oops concepts but new to java..... i started studying head first java..... after 80 pages, i feel little bit difficult ,the pages regarding API and all...... i want to do scjp..... whether its necessary to read all the pages of head first before moving to scjp by kathy sierra......
please give me suggestions on how 2 start with...........
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Sorry it has taken so long to reply.
One thing at a time. Learn to program in Java, and forget all about sitting SCJP until you know how to program.
Go through HFJ slowly. Whenever there is an example, copy it out by hand (except there a re a few examples which are described as incomplete), run it, see how it works, change it and see what happens.
Whenever you find a class you aren't familiar with, read about it in the documentation.
And take it easy. Rome wasn't built in a day, and it takes time to learn to program.
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whether its necessary to know all the topics of head first java to take up exams...... and some say work experience is essential to pass scjp.... is that true???
It is of utmost necessity to know all topics covered in HFJ. That's the sort-of-prerequisite for moving on to SCJP Study guide by kathy sierra...
Actually there are some topics that aren't covered in detail in HFJ, but are part of the exam..
I suggest you take it easy, and try 20-30 pages per day from HFJ, Slow and steady wins the race!
Don't think too much about the exam right now, HFJ is really fun, enjoy learning JAVA!!!
All the best!!
I dont think so work experience is must to pass the exam, Sound knowledge in java is enough to go thru the exam. Because when I passed the exam I never experience in all the parts of java
All the best for your SCJP.
Thanks <br />Shanmugam N
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