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Hi everybody, I am just beginning to study for SCJP2 (1.4) Can somebody tell how long it takes before we can appear for the exam ?
 
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Hi Jui.
It's a bit like asking how long is a piece of string. Just read some of the books recommended here, ask as many questions as you need to but use the searchfacility before hand as you may find what you want without needing to post.
Get as many mock exams done as you can. When you are scoring well, say 80% or so. Book the exam and give it a go.
This is a superb forum, there are no thread-hijackers here unlike at Sun's forum. Treat the forum well and it will do the same for you.
Best of luck Jui, Dave.
 
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Thanks dave, feels great to be encouraged.
 
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Read the JavaRanch FAQ, and I personally recommend Dan's Exams, and the examulator.
Also, the "Bert and Kathy" book appears to be the best book out there for SCJP.
If you already know Java, it shouldn't take you too long to get up to speed. Give yourself enough time, and you'll know you're ready when you can revisit some of the mock exams and can answer most of the questions pretty easily without guessing.
Also, it helps to visit these forums often, read some of the problems posted, and maybe even answer a few of them. You learn a lot by trying to explain certain concepts to beginners
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Finally !!
Someone called it the 'Bert and Kathy' book!
 
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Someone called it the 'Bert and Kathy' book!
Bert, you are suffering from the second-place-syndrom, aren't you?
Personnally, when I mention your book I always say "the Kathy and Bert's book" because:
- of the legendary ladies-first galantery
- Amazon does it that way, too.
Don't worry I'm sure Kathy is sharing the "first" place with you. As a consolation, Amazon says you are the "first" author of Head First Java
 
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Hahah, that's so funny!
Bert, you're welcome. No intention of being male-centric, hahah, but the name Bert just sticks out first in my mind. And you probably don't want to hear the real reason... But yes, I'm sorry to say, I grew up watching Sesame Street and the name Bert has an immediate association with Bert and Ernie, and you'll note that Bert always came first when referring to those two characters! So whenever I hear you name, I picture a yellow muppet with a vertical football-shaped head. .
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!!!
 
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What do you think Kathy's name USED to be, and why do you think she changed it?
(Actually I kind of like K & B)
 
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