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I just started working in java.I have poor coding skills.Can anyone say me, taking scjp certification gives me hands on java coding skills?Bert can you advise me about this issue.
 
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Hi annu,

Coding comes by practice. Merely passing the SCJP doesnt mean that you are expert in coding. But passing can assist to become a coding expert

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Hi there,

welcome to the ranch.

You wont neccesarily get hands on experience while preparing for the certification. However, there's no doubt that writing lots of code while you are preparing for the exam is how you learn most.

Being a SCJP does not say that you know how to write code - it says that you know the Java Core syntax.

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Annu, I was in your shoes about 2 years ago. I could put together a Java program, but.... I really had no clue if what I was doing even resembled good code. This is coming from a programmer with 10 years total experience, over 1 year of Java, 9 on the mainframe, additional Visual Basic and Visual FoxPro etc.

I started off with Teach Yourself Java 2 in 21 days, which put me on the right track to getting to know the language. I also went over Java Cookbook (O'Reilly) and one other reference book that I can't recall at this time. The latest book was K&B's SCJP 1.5.

I now am working as a Java programmer, which was my goal all along. Success story? Not until I pass the exam!

I must say that Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates "Sun Certified Java Programmer" book for Java 1.5 was my favorite of all. Although not meant as a learning tool, it does just that very effectively - all 800 pages of it.

So, I recommend the K&B SCJP book, and I also recommend writing lots of small practice programs along the way. It will all congeal together over time.

Oh, and it's a great thing that you've found this forum. I wish I'd found it sooner!
 
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Thank you so much guyz for your response and valuable suggestions.Can anyone tell me where can i get example applications or example code for practise.I want to start doing small applications.Can you advice me .

Thanks in advance
Anu
 
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