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How Many Years Experience Before SCJD?

Carl Hopley
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Joined: Apr 01, 2011
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Hi Mr. Ponnusamy,

How many years experience should a programmer have before considering studying for the SCJD?

Thanks!
Ganesan Ponnusamy
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Joined: Nov 07, 2005
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Carl Hopley,

Experience does not matter to attend SCJD certification exam.

If you have very good knowledge in Java programming (especially in Swing, Threading, RMI and Sockets) you can very well attend SCJD exam. Remember that you need to meet prior certification requirement from Oracle. Just read this article => http://www.epractizelabs.com/blog2/?p=128 .

It gives you industry standard experience in terms of design and programming since you are going to develop an application from requirements.

Beginning October 1, 2011, Java Developer certification path requirements will include a new mandatory course attendance requirement. Refer Oracle site about this changes at http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=449&p_org_id=1001&lang=US .


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Roel De Nijs
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Ganesan Ponnusamy wrote:Beginning October 1, 2011, Java Developer certification path requirements will include a new mandatory course attendance requirement. Refer Oracle site about this changes

Or have a look at the sticky thread in this forum.


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Ixus See
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Joined: Jul 17, 2011
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the lesser experience you have, the easier it is for you to pass this exams and the more you benefit from it.

for old birds, this is just about completing this assignment .. is going to be hard but old birds might not appreciate it as much.
Sarah Archer
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Joined: Jul 25, 2010
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Ixus See wrote:the lesser experience you have, the easier it is for you to pass this exams ... for old birds, ... is going to be hard ...


I am not following your logic that the more experience you have the harder it is to pass the exam. Surely the more experience you have with programming in general and J2SE in particular, the easier it is to build the application to the specification given in the assignment - which should be the key to passing the exam.

I have got plenty of experience, but I have never used Swing or NIO before [my exam allows NIO], and only had a little experience with RMI. Therefore, there was plenty for me to learn.
 
 
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