Thanks to all of you for looking at the ins and outs of Java with me. I passed SCJP yestersday with 88.9%.
By the way, I can't swear to it, but I really think that one of the questions had an extra right bracket } at the end of a class definition. "Compilation fails" was NOT one of the options! This was a pretty small class. I'm not complaining about the question and I think I got that one right, but it really may be that the exam question was not "vetted" as it should have been.
I know this is a difficult question, and maybe an inappropriate one for this SCJP forum. Can anyone recommend a decent web site, when it comes to looking for Java jobs in Southern California? Of course, these are difficult times, and I realize that SCJP is basically a steppingstone to more advanced study, as opposed to a guarantee that someone is a good developer. Still, if anyone knows of any worthwhile web sites, I'd really appreciate that.
congrats for such a good score. This is Asmita I am also giving SCJP 5 exam coming week, I have read the book, practised examples, what else do I need to do.
I hope you would give some suggestions. Thank you for help in advance.
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I might suggest studying more than one book. K&B is excellent, as we all know. Still, a different perspective (through another book) can be helpful. I benefitted a lot from the Mughal / Rasmussen book, which came out in a new edition less than a year ago. (Important: do NOT buy the older edition of Mughal / Rasmussen... make sure it's the very recent edition, for Java 1.6.)
I think it really helps to write a lot of little code snippets. We've probably all heard this advice many times, but I think it's true.
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Just buy the book in a book store, it will be a small investment, compared to what you may gain if you're SCJP certified.
I have just started preparing for SCJP 1.6 . I need some advise regarding what is the ideal preparation time for the exam . It would help me set a target for myself . I have the entire month of july to myself , but as it is I have a tendency to let things drag.