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How to prepare for SCJP 6 exam?

indra negi
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Joined: Aug 12, 2009
Posts: 68
Hi,

I had studied Java 7 years back and now I want to appear for SCJP 6 certification. Please guide me how should I prepare and what all study materials should I use.

I have not done any coding for the last 7 years. I have roughly gone through Kathy Sierra book and had attempted for Devaka Coorey's free mock tests. I found the questions very good and tough.

Please tell me how long will it take for a person like me to clear the certification exam with 90+ score and what should be the path that I should follow to acheive that.



Please ...please help me.....
Vijitha Kumara
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Joined: Mar 24, 2008
Posts: 3855

Hi indra negi,

Go through Ranch's ScjpFaq which lists all the info you need to know. Also consider the new SCJP+ (which we still don't know much about) comming soon( :wink) .

Discussion about SCJP+:
http://www.coderanch.com/t/452870/Programmer-Certification-SCJP/certification/New-Sun-Java-Programmer-Plus

About SCJP 6:
http://www.coderanch.com/t/456114/Programmer-Certification-SCJP/certification/Requisites-passing-SCJP-has-changed

And Welcome to JavaRanch

[Edit:Added Link to SCJP+ dicussion]


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indra negi
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Thanks Vijitha,

I will definitely go through that.

However, I would like to know the time (in days) required to clear the certification exam with 90+ score considering that I have not done any coding for the past 7 years.
Shahriar Husain
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Joined: Aug 09, 2009
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indra negi wrote:Hi,

I had studied Java 7 years back and now I want to appear for SCJP 6 certification. Please guide me how should I prepare and what all study materials should I use.

I have not done any coding for the last 7 years. I have roughly gone through Kathy Sierra book and had attempted for Devaka Coorey's free mock tests. I found the questions very good and tough.

Please tell me how long will it take for a person like me to clear the certification exam with 90+ score and what should be the path that I should follow to acheive that.



Please ...please help me.....



I guess there is no definite answer to your question.

Most important thing is how quickly you can catch up with Java and learn the core concepts, specially those from K&B book.

SCJP is a tricky exam, it actually requires a candidate to understand the topics. And memorisation does not help at all other than some API contents.

Your first time score of Sierra Bates should give you a good indication of where you stand at the moment. And you need to get over 90% in the mock tests to be self assured that you will get 90+ in the real exam.
Vijitha Kumara
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Joined: Mar 24, 2008
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And also check latest news about SCJP 6 here from Bert Bates.
Tommi Vd
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Joined: Apr 23, 2009
Posts: 49
Hi,
i'm also preparing for the SCJP exam.

Now i've just given the free trial exam from whizlab a try and got 86%... Is this free exam (28 questions) of the same level as those commercial exams of whizlab?
So yes i think my score is good enough to pass right?
Ankit Garg
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Joined: Aug 03, 2008
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Thomas Van Driessche wrote:So yes i think my score is good enough to pass right?


Yes I think so, but you can't judge yourself by just answering 28 questions, you should definitely practice a LOT more than that ...


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Tommi Vd
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Joined: Apr 23, 2009
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I know so i tried also the master exams from the cdrom from K&B:

2 exam: first exam first try: 64%
second exam first try: 64%
first exam second try: 85%

I must say that the first tries of those exams were in the beginnen, the second try was a few days later...

you still think i'm ready to pass?
Nitish Bangera
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Joined: Jul 15, 2009
Posts: 537

Are you confident after giving these mocks. If yes then you are ready to give. If not then give more mocks or solve the same mocks again till you are confident.


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Tommi Vd
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Joined: Apr 23, 2009
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if you solve the same mocks, you know the answers to the questions because of the first try...
sai charan revanth
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Joined: Jul 21, 2013
Posts: 1
hi...friends...i want to prepare for SCJP exam with in oct-3rd...please help me for preparation tips...
 
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