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Passed OCPJP, want to try OCMJD.

Rajiv Musunuru
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I have passed OCPJP recently and want to do OCMJD now.
After reading a lot in these forums and from Oracle website I've come to following conclusions:
-- Read Head First Java to learn things like Applets, Swings etc not covered in OCPJP
-- Buy the book SCJD Exam with J2SE5 Andrew Monkhouse and Camerlengo and read it
-- Take training in Java SE 7 new Features(because it is the cheapest) through TOD-Training on Demand
and the rest follows, assignment and essay.
So, any suggestions?
Note: I've never developed an application of any kind just written some silly programs.
Roel De Nijs
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You can read Head First Java to broaden your Java knowledge, but it's not required for OCMJD. The book by Monkhouse and Camerlengo covers all topics about OCMJD you need to know. And if you feel your knowledge is a bit wonky about certain parts of the OCMJD you can search online for help, read a book,...

But not having developed an application ever will be more of a challange. I had 4-5 years of professionally developing java applications and even for me some parts were hard to do.

Good luck!


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Rajiv Musunuru
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Roel De Nijs wrote:
But not having developed an application ever will be more of a challange. I had 4-5 years of professionally developing java applications and even for me some parts were hard to do.

Good luck!

So will it be of any help if I do the course offered by Oracle "Developing Applications with the Java SE 6 Platform"?(preferably by Self-Study CD)
Rajiv Musunuru
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How about this book given in this forum under reading materials -- Sun Certified Programmer & Developer for Java 2: Study Guide (Exam 310-035), Third Edition Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates. I've seen index of this book in amazon.com there were only like 100 pages given for Developer's exam, but it's the first book given here under recommended reading, however people in these forums are usually suggesting -- The Sun Certified Java Developer Exam with J2SE 5, Second Edition Andrew Monkhouse, Terry Camerlengo.
Roel De Nijs
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First of all the Self-Study CD will not cover the mandatory course requirement. Secondly I don't know the course, so I don't know if it could be helpful. But I think the only way of learning how to develop applications is by doing it So the OCMJD would be a good choice and a very learningful experience
Roel De Nijs
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Rajiv Musunuru wrote:Sun Certified Java Developer Exam with J2SE 5, Second Edition Andrew Monkhouse, Terry Camerlengo.

This one is the one you definitely must read, no need to use the use another book.
 
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