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Nelson Sam
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Joined: Jun 12, 2010
Posts: 30
Hello JAVA RANCHERS.

Right now I am studying Core Java basics.I need to complete SCJP Certification within a month.

I dont have any idea where to start.
I have SCJP 5 book by Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates.I want to know whether I have to study whole book or are there any limited chapters to study.
Do they have any negative marking system?
Are we allowed to retake exams on same voucher?
Minimum pass percentage?
Does SCJP exam have any syllabus?
Also tell me websites that offer free mock tests
Please post your valuable suggestions and guide me to clear SCJP easily

Ankit Garg
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Joined: Aug 03, 2008
Posts: 9303
    
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You have to study the whole book, all the chapters are in the exam. The printed book comes with an ebook on the CD which has some additional chapters for SCJD exam, but all the chapters in the printed book (which are 10 if I remember correctly) are on the exam. There is no negative marking. There are special vouchers on which exam can be retaken but not all vouchers. If you voucher is under the retake scheme, you can retake the exam with the same voucher if you fail. Checkout ScjpFaq for more details...


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Prithvi Sehgal
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Joined: Oct 13, 2009
Posts: 774
Hello,

You have to study the whole book in order to pass for SCJP. After this start having some mocks from
simulators like Enthuware, ExamLab and objective wise practice questions.

Hope this helps,


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Himanshu S. Soni
Greenhorn

Joined: Jun 11, 2010
Posts: 25

hello Nelson,
The answer is YES, you have to study the whole book.
The reason is every topic is important in its own. plus all the chapters are interconnected.
To deal with a concept, you need to know in detail about other areas as well.
You can get the [DELETED],many simulators are available.
If you just use the evaluation copies, you would have been gone through around 200 questions.
So best luck for your exam


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