This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
Hi , I am a .net developer One of my freind introduced me to java and I found java more enticing , exciting and amazing. But being newbie i dont know how
should i start for the SCJP certifications . How much time will it take me to crack the exam,coz i want to
clear this certification by the end of this year .
Thanks in advance
If you are a true Java newbie but have some experience I would recommend reading Head First Java by Sierra and Bates, just make sure you get the 2nd edition so it covers Java 5.0. Possibly Java for Dummies, which I have heard good things about would be good too, but I have no experience with that one.
Once you've done that I recommend SCJP for Java 5 or Java 6, depending on which exam you are looking to take, by Sierra and Bates. I'm currently using it to study and it is immensely helpful.
I have no idea about timelines since it is kinda different from person to person. If you aren't doing this for a requirement and just personally, take the time to learn all the little nuances and truly understand the language and don't try to rush through everything.
Just so you know this is the results forum where people post what scores they get on the exams. For other exam-related queries you should use the SCJP forum, at least for SCJP questions.
And, of course, Welcome to the Ranch.
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Thanks for your response. I will surely do that . .