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SCJP How to get started, where to enroll?

Navin Seth
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Joined: Nov 21, 2011
Posts: 5
Hey my fellow Java Programmers!!

I am currently in the process of wanting to get my SCJP 6 Certification. I have been on the Sun website but I guess I am having a hard time finding the link which describes in more details the entire process of what needs to be done for one person to obtain such a certification.

Upon passing the exam, is a certificate mailed to you and it is a document that states you are now certified (silly question as i would assume so).

Anyhelp that you guys can provide and support in this process for me would be greatly appreciative.

Thanks one again,

Navin Seth
naveen yadav
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Joined: Oct 23, 2011
Posts: 384


Hi Navin Seth,

Welcome to the JavaRanch.

First of all Sun no longer conducts the scjp , its Oracle who conducts the exam . And the name of exam is changed to the OCPJP 6 (1Z0-851 ).

For all your queries ,check http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=41&p_exam_id=1Z0_851.


Regards

naveen


shivdhwaj pandey
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Joined: Nov 12, 2011
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Navin Seth
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Joined: Nov 21, 2011
Posts: 5
Thanks alot for that information as it was quite handy.

SO pretty much all i have to do is get a book, (which one do you recommend), read it study/practice and then go to one of the centers here wher ei stay and show them my voucher (after paying for the exam), and then go write the test. cross my fingers after im finished and hope that i passed?

Please let me know if there is anything more to it, and also which book is the best study guide to pick up to achieve this all in one shot!!

Thanks again as I really do appreciate it

Navin Seth
swapnil kataria
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Joined: Feb 26, 2011
Posts: 64
you can go for kathy sierra scjp book, it has good content which helps you in test.
you can evaluate your performance by taking some online mock tests.
here are some useful links:

http://www.brainbench.com
http://www.skillsign.com

good luck

naveen yadav
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Joined: Oct 23, 2011
Posts: 384

Navin Seth wrote
then go write the test. cross my fingers after im finished and hope that i passed?



Hi navin ,

you don't have to write the test , its a online exam you have to choose a correct option for a question.
And your exam will be evaluated once you finish it and result will be out.

i would refer scjp books from kathy sierra and Khalid Mugal.And better understanding read java language specification 3.0
As for exam preparation once you complete topic , write lot of code on that topic.


Best of luck for your preparation.



Regards
naveen
Navin Seth
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Joined: Nov 21, 2011
Posts: 5
naveen yadav wrote:Navin Seth wrote
then go write the test. cross my fingers after im finished and hope that i passed?



And your exam will be evaluated once you finish it and result will be out.


Do I get some sort of certificate which indicates that I am certified? it is like 300 something $ to write the test, i would assume i would get something to show for my success and hard work?
Regards,
Navin Seth

lol i just realized we have the same pronounciation of our names, different spelling
naveen yadav
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Joined: Oct 23, 2011
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hi navin seth ,

i don't know exactly what one get on exam day ,probably they'll give score report of the test.
But certainly you will get Certificate from Oracle in month time or so specifying you name and other details .
But note that certificate from oracle will not specify your test score


you can post these kind of queries on "Certification Results" section.


Regards
naveen
shivdhwaj pandey
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Joined: Nov 12, 2011
Posts: 63

adding one more book to it, go for:
1.thinking in java
2.head first java
book are good ,go for it
break the rules
all the best dear
yours
shivdhwaj
 
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