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Brandon Booysen
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Joined: Jun 09, 2010
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Good Day

I have a current issues or problem and I need advise. I am currently a Junior Java Developer and I need know how can I improve my Java skills and ensure that I am very good and coding and also understanding Java fundamentals.

Also I will soon go re write my SCJA which I failed.

What advise do you have for me
Brandon Booysen
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Joined: Jun 09, 2010
Posts: 24
the reason why i posted the comment is because I know my coding skills and java fundamentals is not where I want it to be
Robert James Liguori
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My advice:

1 - Read Head First Java.
2 - Build several sample programs.
3- Take as many mock exams as you can.
4- Read cert books such as Cameron McKenzie SCJA books and my own.
5- Try out the trial version of Enterprise Architect by Sparx Systems to refine your UML skills.
6- Retake the SCJA exam.

Good luck.

-- Robert


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Brandon Booysen
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Posts: 24
1 - Read Head First Java.
Thanks I for the book

2 - Build several sample programs.
Do i just build any samples programs. So I have to use my own thinking ?

3- Take as many mock exams as you can.
Thanks will do it

4- Read cert books such as Cameron McKenzie SCJA books and my own.
What best book are there. Names ?


5- Try out the trial version of Enterprise Architect by Sparx Systems to refine your UML skills.
Thanks will do this


6- Retake the SCJA exam.

Planing on doing the exams again in end Jan and mid Feb 2011
Robert James Liguori
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http://faq.javaranch.com/java/ScjaFaq

Brandon Booysen wrote:1 - Read Head First Java.
Thanks I for the book

2 - Build several sample programs.
Do i just build any samples programs. So I have to use my own thinking ?

3- Take as many mock exams as you can.
Thanks will do it

4- Read cert books such as Cameron McKenzie SCJA books and my own.
What best book are there. Names ?


5- Try out the trial version of Enterprise Architect by Sparx Systems to refine your UML skills.
Thanks will do this


6- Retake the SCJA exam.

Planing on doing the exams again in end Jan and mid Feb 2011
Brandon Booysen
Greenhorn

Joined: Jun 09, 2010
Posts: 24
will they review the question because of the name change on the certificate?
 
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