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Afsheen Sharief
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Joined: May 23, 2013
Posts: 7
Hello everyone,
I just heard from a couple of people that SCJP really makes your resume stand out.
So I decided to go for this.
So, how do i get started?
Here's a background of who I'm - I'm a student doing master's in computer science and I do not really have any experience working on Java other than academic learning.
So I shall be really glad if I can be guided through this.
Jennifer Mitchell
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Joined: Apr 08, 2013
Posts: 6
Afsheen Sharief wrote:Hello everyone,
I just heard from a couple of people that SCJP really makes your resume stand out.
So I decided to go for this.
So, how do i get started?
Here's a background of who I'm - I'm a student doing master's in computer science and I do not really have any experience working on Java other than academic learning.
So I shall be really glad if I can be guided through this.


hey Afsheen Sharief

welcome to Java,

If you are going to take SCJP 6 then you can try K&B's book for basics.

For mock exam, from my own experience epractize labs SCJP 6 training kit s best.

K&B's book available in amazon and the training kit is available in the following page

http://www.epractizelabs.com/certification/sun/scjp-exam-6.html

Afsheen Sharief
Greenhorn

Joined: May 23, 2013
Posts: 7
Jennifer,
Thank you for your reply! Appreciate the quick response

So basically I get started with the book?
Nancy Avent
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Joined: Feb 23, 2013
Posts: 94
Hi Afsheen,

If you are new to certification, then I strongly suggest to go for newer version i.e. OCPJP 7.

Take a look at this blog, it might be helpful for you.
Afsheen Sharief
Greenhorn

Joined: May 23, 2013
Posts: 7
Thank you, Nancy!
Yes, it does make sense to go for the updated version.
Do I still need to refer the same books or do I need different books
fred rosenberger
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From version to version, different things are added or taken off the exam. So if you get a 6 book, it may have you spend some time working on stuff that didn't make the cut on the 7 test, and you'll miss some stuff that wasn't on 6 that IS on 7.

It would probably still cover MOST of the stuff you need, but you'll probably miss a few things. I believe you could still do well enough to pass the exam, but it would be harder.


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Afsheen Sharief
Greenhorn

Joined: May 23, 2013
Posts: 7
Thanks Fred!
So are the books for the version 7 available already? Because I heard they aren't any released, I might be wrong.
Carter John
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Joined: Apr 19, 2013
Posts: 7
Afsheen Sharief wrote:Thanks Fred!
So are the books for the version 7 available already? Because I heard they aren't any released, I might be wrong.



Afsheen Sharief OCPJP 7 Certification Training Guide is available in market, it is a self study kit. It may be useful for your preparation

see this article

http://www.epractizelabs.com/blog2/?p=407

best of luck bro !!!
Nancy Avent
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Joined: Feb 23, 2013
Posts: 94
Afsheen Sharief wrote:Thanks Fred!
So are the books for the version 7 available already? Because I heard they aren't any released, I might be wrong.


Yes, there is a book available by Ganesh/Sharma. I have also used this book to pass OCPJP 7 exam; it's quite decent book to follow.
 
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