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Bob Wheeler
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Hi guys and girls,

I just passed the programmer exam and am ready to take off for the Developer. I have to confess that I have to freshen up some stuff,
so I need to do some reading before starting the work itself.
My plan is the following:
- will read the last chapter in the S&B JCSP book about the Developer stuff to get an overview.
- get the Monkhouse book (SCJD Exam with J2SE 5). Does it matter that it's only for J2SE 5?
- also get the "Head First Design Patterns" book, because design pattern is completely new to me and sounds cool ( )
- to get an overview about the technique, I check the Java tutorial with Swing, RMI and co.
- last, I get my JSCD task

This is a rough plan, what my first steps are. I won't read all the books from top to bottom.
I guess the Monkhouse book is a good guideline how and where to start (plus he is here around and I can annoy him about some typos ).
I just want to add, that my aim is not the JSCD certificate alone. Also I'd like to have a good understanding about the different parts (RMI, SWING, ...).
In which depth this is possible I don't know and maybe this comes alone with the JSCD work. I'll see.

So folks, what do you think? Any comments, good or bad, are welcome.

It's an honour to be here.
Bob


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Roberto Perillo
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Howdy, Bob!

I think your plan looks good. Indeed, the book written by Andrew is the best reference for this certification. Learning the GoF design patterns will be of great value as well. I also have this book, and it is great. You might also want to take a look at Threads (the goal of the locking mechanism in this certification is to see how you deal with them, and it is the hardest part).

I myself learned a lot with it, and I certainly recommend it. The best certifications are those where you have to do some practical work. Also, this forum is certainly the best place to search for answers to your questions (which you'll certainly have). The good thing is, you can find around 85% of the things you need to know here. If you can't find something, make your questions and we'll be glad to try to help! Good luck, partner!


Cheers, Bob "John Lennon" Perillo
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Bob Wheeler
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Roberto Perillo wrote:Howdy, Bob!

I think your plan looks good. Indeed, the book written by Andrew is the best reference for this certification. Learning the GoF design patterns will be of great value as well. I also have this book, and it is great. You might also want to take a look at Threads (the goal of the locking mechanism in this certification is to see how you deal with them, and it is the hardest part).

I myself learned a lot with it, and I certainly recommend it. The best certifications are those where you have to do some practical work. Also, this forum is certainly the best place to search for answers to your questions (which you'll certainly have). The good thing is, you can find around 85% of the things you need to know here. If you can't find something, make your questions and we'll be glad to try to help! Good luck, partner!


Thanks for your reply, Bob (cool name you got ).
I'll hang around here and will certainly ask some dumb question (which don't exist, only dumb answers ). Just now, I'm finished with the K&B book, which has only given an overlook about the Developer Exam. Right now I fill some gaps starting with Networking. Maybe I'll repeat the K&B chapter about thread locking (thanks for the advice Bob), though I'm not sure if this is enough

cheers
Bob
 
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