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Hi All,
I am new to this forum. I am planning to take the certification(SCJP 1.4) exam by end of november.
I have 1 year of programming experince in java(but I lost touch in the past 2 yrs). Please let me know how I should start(preferred books to refer, mock up tests etc).I have downloaded exam topics from Sun 's website.
Please let me know how I should proceed...
 
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Refer to Kathy and Bert books on SCJP. It is a great book.
Try out Dans exam as well.
 
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http://www.javaranch.com/certfaq.jsp
 
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Welcome to JavaRanch. Hanging out here and asking/answering questions is a great way to get yourself prepared for the exam. If you're looking to get a book to help you on your way, check out the Book Reviews here on the Ranch. I'm sure you'll find plenty of good recommendations there.
 
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Hi,
I also have some experience in Java 1.2 and new to this forum and thinking of taking SCJP exam. I have collected some info by searching in this forum. You can use this. Let me know if you come across something new.
And I am in counfusion whether to prepare 1.2 or 1.4..?
Which one are you planning to take and when?
Pls copy the below text and save as .html file to view.
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<p>Objectives: <br />
<a href="http://suned.sun.com/US/certification/java/java_exam_objectives.html#programmer" target="_blank">SCJP 1.2 objectives</a><br />
<a href="http://suned.sun.com/US/certification/java/java_exam_objectives.html#programmer1.4" target="_blank">SCJP 1.4 objectives</a>
<p>Specification:<br />
<a href="http://java.sun.com/docs/books/jls/second_edition/html/jTOC.doc.html" target="_blank">Java Language Specification 2nd (JLS)</a><br />
<a href="http://java.sun.com/docs/books/jls/jls-maintenance.html" target="_blank">Official Java Language Specification Errata</a><br />
<a href="http://www.ergnosis.com/java-spec-report/java-language" target="_blank">Unofficial Java Language Specification Errata</a>
<p>Mock exams:<br />
<a href="http://www.javaranch.com/mock.jsp" target="_blank">JavaRanch Mock Info</a><br />
<a href="http://www.javaranch.com/maha" target="_blank">Maha's site</a><br />
<a href="http://www.javaranch.com/mock.jsp" target="_blank">Javaranch mock exams list</a><br />
<a href="http://www.jchq.net" target="_blank">Marcus Green's web site</a><br />
<a href="http://www.jiris.com/homepage" target="_blank">Jiris e-Learning System</a><br />
<a href="http://www.danchisholm.net" target="_blank">Dan Chisholm's web site</a><br />
<a href="http://www.jdiscuss.com/Enthuse/jsp/ShowAvailableTests.jsp" target="_blank">JDiscuss' mock exams list</a><br />
<a href="http://www.valoxo.ch/jr/mocks/mock01a.html" target="_blank">Valentin's mock exam</a>
<a href="http://www.absolutejava.com/test-your-java-knowledge/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.absolutejava.com/test-your-java-knowledge/index.html</a>;
<a href="http://suned.sun.com/US/catalog/courses/CX-310-035.html" target="_blank">Sun</a><br />
<a href="http://www.examulator.com" target="_blank">Examulator</a><br />
<a href="http://www.ii.uib.no/~khalid/pgjc/jcbook/engine.html" target="_blank"> Khalid Mughal's mock</a><br />
<a href="http://www.ii.uib.no/~khalid/pgjc/jcbook/new-exam-note-020928.html" target="_blank"> Khalid Mughal's mock</a><br />
<a href="http://gstaff.org/javaCert/html/index.html " target="_blank">Chris Grindstaff's mock</a><br />
Doug Lea
<p>Hints:<br />
<a href="http://www.jchq.net/essentials" target="_blank">Sun Certified Java Programmer Pre-Exam Essentials</a> by Dylan Walsh<br />
<a href="http://www.java-help.com/Free.htm" target="_blank">Free Java lessons</a><br />
<a href="https://coderanch.com/t/239574/java-programmer-SCJP/certification/one-thing-wish-done" target="_blank">The one thing I wish I'd done...</a> by Kathy Sierra<br />
<a href="https://coderanch.com/t/191499/java-programmer-SCJP/certification/Traps-aware-any-SCJP-test" target="_blank">Traps to be aware of in any SCJP test !!! </a> by Maha Anna<br />
<a href="https://coderanch.com/t/240456/java-programmer-SCJP/certification/days-before-exam-Any-last" target="_blank">5 days before the exam. Any last minute stuff I should look out for?</a><br />
<a href="http://www.javacoffeebreak.com/articles/toptenerrors.html" target="_blank">Top Ten Errors Java Programmers Make</a><br />
<a href="http://www.javaranch.com/maha/Preparation_tips/preparation_tips.html" target="_blank">Preparation tips</a> by Maha Anna<br />
<a href="http://www.geocities.com/technofundo/tech/scjp/scjpnotes.html" target="_blank">Manish Hatwalne's Revision notes</a><br />Don't forget our
<a href="https://coderanch.com/forums/f-44/sr" target="_blank">Sun Certification Results</a> forum where people give some feedback after taking the exam.<br />Also check out the
<a href="http://www.javaranch.com/newsletter.jsp" target="_blank">Javaranch's newsletters</a> which contain very useful information.
<p>Articles:<br />
<a href="http://developer.java.sun.com/developer/technicalArticles/Interviews/Certification" target="_blank">100% Certified Java Coders: How To Get Certified</a> by Michael D. Meloan<br />
<a href="http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/library/j-scjp" target="_blank">An SCJP 1.4 certification primer</a> by Pradeep Chopra, Whizlabs Software Ltd<br />
<a href="http://www.javaranch.com/newsletter/Mar2002/newslettermar2002.jsp#cert" target="_blank">You said "Certification"?</a> by Valentin Crettaz<br />
<a href="http://www.javaranch.com/newsletter" target="_blank">Other interesting articles</a>
<p>Test engines:<br />
<a href="http://www.enthuware.com/jqplus/index.html" target="_blank">JQ+</a><br />
<a href="http://www.whizlabs.com/products/javawhiz/javawhiz.html" target="_blank">J@Whiz (SCJP 1.2)</a><br />
<a href="http://www.whizlabs.com/scjp/scjp-1.4.html" target="_blank">J@Whiz (SCJP 1.4)</a><br />
<a href="http://enterprisedeveloper.com/jcertify" target="_blank">JCertify 6.0 (SCJP 1.4)</a><br />
<a href="http://enterprisedeveloper.com/jcertify/products/scjp12.html" target="_blank">JCertify 5.0 (SCJP 1.2)</a>
<p>Books:<br />
<a href="http://www.javaranch.com/bunkhouse/bunkhouseCertification.jsp" target="_blank">Javaranch bunkhouse</a>
<a href="http://www.google.com" target="_blank">Kathy & B Certification guide</a>
<a href="http://www.geocities.com/velmurugan_p/notes.html" target="_blank">Velmurugan Notes</a>
http://www.angelfire.com/or/abhilash/Main.html

<p>Other info:<br />
<a href="http://www.javaranch.com/certfaq.jsp" target="_blank">SCJP FAQ</a><br />
<a href="http://www.javaranch.com/realquestions.jsp" target="_blank">Position on Real Questions - Must Read!</a><br />
<a href="http://www.jdiscuss.com/Enthuse/jsp/ViewAllResults.jsp" target="_blank">Other people's results</a>
<p>Good luck, AK !
 
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Go for SCJP v 1.4 since since it is based on JDK V1.4
 
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Thank you all for sugegstions.
Arul, I am planning to take SCJP 1.4 in december. Have not yet got an appointment.
How about you?
 
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