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How does this text book help for beginners?

Deepa Chandrashekar
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Hi,

I have used Eclipse earlier but never worked on netbeans, its completely new to me. Also wanted to know whether NetBeans Integrated Development Environment 6.1 Programmer Certified Expert Exam has any pre requisite exam to be taken?
So, i wanted to know reading this book will it help me in clearing the exam?


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Deepa
Robert Liguori
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Deepa Aa wrote:Hi,

I have used Eclipse earlier but never worked on netbeans, its completely new to me. Also wanted to know whether NetBeans Integrated Development Environment 6.1 Programmer Certified Expert Exam has any pre requisite exam to be taken?
So, i wanted to know reading this book will it help me in clearing the exam?


Regards,
Deepa


There is no prerequisite for the exam.

Also, studying from our book and spending time with the IDE is all you need to pass the NetBeans Integrated Development Environment 6.1 Programmer Certified Expert Exam

-- Robert


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Deepa Chandrashekar
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Thanks for the answer!
I had an important question.. i was planning to take OCAJP7 exam... will it help in studying for OCAJP7 if i take this exam before that?

Robert Liguori
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Deepa Chandrashekar wrote:Thanks for the answer!
I had an important question.. i was planning to take OCAJP7 exam... will it help in studying for OCAJP7 if i take this exam before that?



Very good question.

Now, well... in preparation of the OCA exam, you should be doing lot's of coding. Since, you probably want to eventually be OCP certified, you'll want to take the best path to get there quickly, and you can't get there without passing the OCA.

So, what I recommend is building a a strong foundation with an IDE as you prepare for the OCA. You can do this by studying for the NetBeans IDE objectives that would be most helpful (relative to the OCA). These objectives that you should concentrate on would come from section 5 of the NetBeans IDE exam:

Section 5: Editing

--> Describe the purpose and uses of refactoring and demonstrate the ability to perform basic refactoring on Java source code.
--> Describe how to use the Options window to change the default appearance and behavior of the Source Editor.
--> Describe the ways that the IDE highlights errors in source code and the tools the IDE offers for correcting those errors.
--> Demonstrate the ability to use editor hints, such as implementing all the methods for an implemented interface.
--> Demonstrate the ability to use live code templates such as automatic generation of constructors, try/catch loops, and getters and setters.

It is fair to say that you could study these objectives in tandem with your OCA preparation... then go for and stick your OCA cert... come back and finish the NetBeans certification, and then go full force into the OCP.

These are just my thoughts, thanks for the question,
-- Robert
 
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