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Me starting preparations for SCJP 1.5 need help

Daniel Jeevan
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Joined: Feb 16, 2010
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Hello.. myself Daniel Jeevan from Cochin, India... i m planning to write SCJP 1.5 within two months.. already started preparing with K&B book...

is it necessary to keep a deadline(like 2 months time).. & from where will i get programs to work out with.. K&B book offers only some tiny programs as n example for each.. i have completed first two chapters in the book.. please tell me is it possible to write the exam within a month if i am ready to work hard.. i have considerable knowledge in programming in c.. and quite new with java.. but able to learn java really fast.. not that hard for me..

please tell me your suggestions.. anyways i will be posting my updated about what i learned all these days.. thanks in advance....

[Ankit: Corrected upper case title]


preparing for scjp6
Pushkar Choudhary
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Joined: May 21, 2006
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Daniel,
Welcome to Javaranch!

Please do not post in all capital letters. Read this.

Now about your query, you can refer the SCJP FAQ and the pre exam essentials. In the SCJP FAQ, you will find everything you need related to the preparation for the certification.
Daniel Jeevan
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Joined: Feb 16, 2010
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Pushkar Choudhary wrote:Daniel,
Welcome to Javaranch!

Please do not post in all capital letters. Read this.

Now about your query, you can refer the SCJP FAQ and the pre exam essentials. In the SCJP FAQ, you will find everything you need related to the preparation for the certification.



Thanks a lot Pushkar Choudhary... i m new to forums.. didnt know about posting in caps..
Neha Daga
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HI Daniel,
This has been discussed a lot of time on the forum you should search and you should go for scjp6 there is no difference in both just 2 or 3 things added and a few things removed from objectives in scjp 6. The new things added can be easily understood and learned they are not tough then why do you want to go for an older version when you can get a new with the same or just a little bit more effort.


SCJP 1.6 96%
Daniel Jeevan
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Neha Daga wrote:HI Daniel,
This has been discussed a lot of time on the forum you should search and you should go for scjp6 there is no difference in both just 2 or 3 things added and a few things removed from objectives in scjp 6. The new things added can be easily understood and learned they are not tough then why do you want to go for an older version when you can get a new with the same or just a little bit more effort.


thanks for the reply.. but one of my friend told me that after taking 1.5 there is an easy upgrade exam to 6... n suggested me not to take 1.5 first or it'll be really hard for me.. is it so?
is there an upgrade exam?
Daniel Jeevan
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Ankit Garg
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Daniel Jeevan wrote: one of my friend told me that after taking 1.5 there is an easy upgrade exam to 6... n suggested me not to take 1.5 first or it'll be really hard for me..

This is not correct. You can directly go for SCJP 6, we highly recommend people to go directly for SCJP 6, why should you give SCJP 1.5 first and then give the upgrade exam when you can give SCJP 6 directly??


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Neha Daga
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Daniel Jeevan wrote: n suggested me not to take 1.5 first or it'll be really hard for me.. is it so?
is there an upgrade exam?


I guess its a typo and you wanted to say "not to take 1.6", but trust its not at all hard. both scjp 1.5 and 1.6 have same difficulty level. There is an upgrade exam, but I guess its useful for those who have given scjp 1.5 before scjp 6 was introduced. now you can directly go for scjp 6 and I would suggest you to do that. One more thing, why chose scjp 1.5 and pay twice one for scjp 1.5 and then for upgrade exam.
Pushkar Choudhary
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Daniel Jeevan wrote:one of my friend told me that after taking 1.5 there is an easy upgrade exam to 6... n suggested me not to take 1.5 first or it'll be really hard for me.. is it so?

Did he suggest you to not take 1.5 or 6 first?

Ankit Garg wrote:You can directly go for SCJP 6, we highly recommend people to go directly for SCJP 6, why should you give SCJP 1.5 first and then give the upgrade exam when you can give SCJP 6 directly??

Ankit is right.
Plus, according to this link, the SCJP 5.0 costs Rs. 7200, the same as SCJP 6. And the upgrade exam costs another Rs. 4800. So, if you take SCJP 5.0 and then upgrade to SCJP 6, you would be spending a total of Rs. 12000. Why do you want that?
Daniel Jeevan
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Pushkar Choudhary wrote:
Daniel Jeevan wrote:one of my friend told me that after taking 1.5 there is an easy upgrade exam to 6... n suggested me not to take 1.5 first or it'll be really hard for me.. is it so?

Did he suggest you to not take 1.5 or 6 first?

Ankit Garg wrote:You can directly go for SCJP 6, we highly recommend people to go directly for SCJP 6, why should you give SCJP 1.5 first and then give the upgrade exam when you can give SCJP 6 directly??

Ankit is right.
Plus, according to this link, the SCJP 5.0 costs Rs. 7200, the same as SCJP 6. And the upgrade exam costs another Rs. 4800. So, if you take SCJP 5.0 and then upgrade to SCJP 6, you would be spending a total of Rs. 12000. Why do you want that?


my friend suggested to take 1.5 exam first.. anyways i will consider what you said.. i will go for 1.6 directly.. still a long way to go.. i m preparing with kathy sierra and Bert bates book.. its a great book.. good for beginner like me.. is there any other such books or resouces.. or is it better to stick with one book at a time..

i am very excited about this forum.. i am getting instant responses... thanks a lot..
Neha Daga
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people use khalid mughal but I would say K&B is just enough for the exam. apart from tht you need to solve a lot of mock exams, write a lot of code and read API's of all important classes like StringXXX, String, collection classes, threads etc.
this will be enough to pass the exam with a good score, atleast I did it.
Daniel Jeevan
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Neha Daga wrote:people use khalid mughal but I would say K&B is just enough for the exam. apart from tht you need to solve a lot of mock exams, write a lot of code and read API's of all important classes like StringXXX, String, collection classes, threads etc.
this will be enough to pass the exam with a good score, atleast I did it.


is it possible to get mock exams on chapter by chapter basis.. in accordance with the book.. i got a cd with the book.. but its not working.. need to get it replace.. can you tell me where i can get more questions.. book offers only 10 to 12 practice questions in each chapter.. i need questions only from 1st n 2nd chapter on K& B books.. please help..
and

congrats for getting 96% for scjp..
Ankit Garg
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Daniel please check your private messages...
 
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