File APIs for Java Developers
Manipulate DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF and many others from your application.
http://aspose.com/file-tools
The moose likes Beginning Java and the fly likes I need a guidence Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login


Win a copy of Spring in Action this week in the Spring forum!
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Java » Beginning Java
Bookmark "I need a guidence" Watch "I need a guidence" New topic
Author

I need a guidence

Viraj Mohite
Greenhorn

Joined: Jun 23, 2010
Posts: 6
Hello everyöne,
i m frm mumbai. I m doin java course from last 2 months in a local institue. Though the teachin style is vry gud, bt its local institue. He is gettin my basic done very well. I want to make carrer in programmin bt i dnt hv any IT backgroun. I did B.Sc(zoology). I m realy gettin intrest in whatever i m learning. So please suggest me how shud i make my entry in IT field? And how shud i prepare myself?
Waiting for your reply friemds. Thanks a lot.
David Newton
Author
Rancher

Joined: Sep 29, 2008
Posts: 12617

Welcome to JavaRanch!

Please UseRealWords when posting. Using abbreviations makes your writing much harder to understand, especially for the many Ranchers for whom English isn't their native language.
Martin Vanyavchich
Ranch Hand

Joined: Sep 16, 2008
Posts: 241
Welcome to JavaRanch!

Try some tutorials. Or some books, like Head First Java. Or stick around this forum This kind of question arises quite often. Like this one.

Cheers


SCJP 6, OCMJD 6, OCPJWSD 6
I no good English.
Viraj Mohite
Greenhorn

Joined: Jun 23, 2010
Posts: 6
Thank you sir. I am not from IT background, so is it going to trouble me while looking out job? And i am reading complete reference java tm, is it good?
Rob Spoor
Sheriff

Joined: Oct 27, 2005
Posts: 19718
    
  20

To be honest, without any noteworthy experience or certification you should be aiming low. Entry level jobs at best. Companies are not going to hire you for anything other than junior developer positions.


SCJP 1.4 - SCJP 6 - SCWCD 5 - OCEEJBD 6
How To Ask Questions How To Answer Questions
Christophe Verré
Sheriff

Joined: Nov 24, 2005
Posts: 14688
    
  16

Your B.Sc(zoology) might help chasing bugs


[My Blog]
All roads lead to JavaRanch
Rob Spoor
Sheriff

Joined: Oct 27, 2005
Posts: 19718
    
  20

Christophe Verré wrote:Your B.Sc(zoology) might help chasing bugs

Viraj Mohite
Greenhorn

Joined: Jun 23, 2010
Posts: 6
So scjp would do? Is it going to help me? I realy want to make carrer in Programming field only. So please guide me.
Raj S Kumar
Ranch Hand

Joined: Aug 06, 2006
Posts: 48
Hi Viraj,
Welcome to JavaRanch.

Yes, SCJP will really help. It will need a good amount of preparation from the candidate to clear the SCJP exam and its worth.
Persistence is the key here and just stay put.

Regards,
Raj Kumar


Raj S Kumar
Viraj Mohite
Greenhorn

Joined: Jun 23, 2010
Posts: 6
Thanks a lot Raj Sir. How should i prepare for it? I am just waiting to complete this class which is i am takeing. My sir is saying that i should first take some work expirence then go for scjp. But i want it completed before i go out lookimg for job. What you suggest sir?
Prasad Krishnegowda
Ranch Hand

Joined: Apr 25, 2010
Posts: 537

Yes.. SCJP, will definitely help you and i suggest to do it, before entering into job, as it will give you an added advantage.... you can start preparing for SCJP by reading kathy sierra book, which is really very good, and if you have any doubts, we have a SCJP forum as well, you can post your questions there.. we will try our level best to help you.. All the best...
Rajesh Nagaraju
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 27, 2003
Posts: 62
The most common beginner book Complete Reference is not usually read by most of the people who have been working with Java for sometime.

Head First series are good have not read Java, I have read JSP, OOAD, AJAX and EJB(Part). I have liked what I have read, the coverage is good and fun.

If I were you, would get away from Complete Reference. It is your choice though.
Rajesh Nagaraju
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 27, 2003
Posts: 62
Christophe Verré wrote:Your B.Sc(zoology) might help chasing bugs


Good 1
Rob Spoor
Sheriff

Joined: Oct 27, 2005
Posts: 19718
    
  20

Viraj Mohite wrote:My sir is saying that i should first take some work expirence then go for scjp.

I agree. However, "work experience" is a broad term, and the most important part of that is "experience". Practice a bit, for instance in our Cattle Drive, or with other little programs you'd like to write for yourself. Perhaps you can even join an existing project on sites like SourceForge. You'll learn a lot that you won't learn from books.
Viraj Mohite
Greenhorn

Joined: Jun 23, 2010
Posts: 6
Thanks a lot Rajesh Sir, i am looking for head first java. Right now i have only Complete Refference, so i have no option.
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
 
subject: I need a guidence