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SCJD Prepartation HELP!!!

Patil Niteen
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Joined: Dec 10, 2009
Posts: 48

Hi Ranchers,
I would like to prepare for SCJD. First I would like up to take up the GUI Part.Could anyone please guide me to a book using which I could clear all the concepts related to UI and can practice the code examples.

Allan Cheong
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Joined: Nov 12, 2009
Posts: 71


I am currently reading this SCJD Exam with J2SE 5 2nd Edition by Andrew Monkhouse and Terry Camerlengo, published by Apress.

I haven't get to the GUI part yet but I quickly browsed through chapters, I can safely say that it's enough to get me through the exam.

The book was suggested by someone else to me too in this forum


Vlad Djordan

Joined: Jan 15, 2010
Posts: 15

While I personally haven't read it, the book mentioned by Allan is very good (according to many posters on this forum).

Just remember that there is errata for that book and keep in mind that if you were to take the code snippets as they are
you may not pass the SCJD. There's a good thread Copying Monkhouse.

Also, some other certification books of use can be found here: Certification Books.

As for the GUI, if I was you, I'd first focus on the back end, ie. database reading/writing, locking and so on. Having a well
thought out implementation and well tested locking mechanism and database access routines makes your life easier, imho.

Patil Niteen
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Joined: Dec 10, 2009
Posts: 48

Thanks Allan and Vlad for your valuable posts.

Could anyone please help me out with the smart way of preparation for SCJD exam.
I need a setp by step preparation method.
1. Which part to take up first for reading and practice and how to proceed the preparation task.
2.Any projects to practice during preparation.
3. If some sample project assignments are available its very good.

Roel De Nijs

Joined: Jul 19, 2004
Posts: 8412

Hi Patil,

You decide of course how you are tackling this assignment. I started with the back-end, because in the end that's the most important part and therefor it is also one of the major scoring sections (while gui is just 10% of total points). I would certainly advise you to read the ScjdFaq, it is a very valuable information pool and you don't have to ask the typical beginner questions (like which book should/could I read), because it is all well explained in the faq.
If you want to know how I experienced this assignment and which steps I took, just click on the scjd-link in my signature.

The Andrew Monkhouse book has a sample project, the source code can be downloaded from the apress website. Based on this example all you need to know to pass the exam is explained. And like Vlad already indicated: it is a similar project to the one you'll get, so you can only use it as an inspiration, not to just copy-and-paste (because that will result in automatic failure).
Other sample project assignments don't exist, because it is simply forbidden to share the assignments (like it is also forbidden to share real questions from the SCJP-exam)

Good luck!
Kind regards,

SCJA, SCJP (1.4 | 5.0 | 6.0), SCJD
Patil Niteen
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Joined: Dec 10, 2009
Posts: 48

Thanks Roel.
Sure,I will go through the ScjdFag and SCJD link inyour signature.

Thanks again,
I agree. Here's the link:
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