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Need to take up SCJP 1.6

 
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Hi,

I have been working along with Java technology for copule of years. But i am not fully into core java alone. My debugging would be into JSP,Servlets,Java and Javascript. When i entered into this job i don't know nothing abt Java prg. But still i am not an intermediate prgmr in core java. Now i am plannning to take up SCJP 1.6. Whether i should go thru any java books and then study K&B SCJP 1.6 book for preparation or directly i can study the K&B ? Please help me out. I want to have sound knowledge of core java first so that it will bring up my confidence in prg.

Thanks in advance
 
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Hi,

If you're already professional in the field of programming I would recommend you go through the K&B Guide at least 2 times and attempt some ScjpMockTests create a study plan and stick on it, always try to share your doubts here with us.


Hope this helps

Minhaj
 
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Hi MinHaj,

Thank you very much for the reply. I have been in QA and moved into prg (followed my dream). But i don't have good confidence first. I accept i need to work hard with dedication and committment. I understand the methods written in a code but i am unable to write a good prg with overloading or inner classes or with I/o also. I thought if i can prepare and get SCJP i can be thorough atleast in Core Java which will boost my confidence. I bought K&B book today and i went into a dilema whether i should go thru a java complete reference first and get hold of all the essential stuff and then come to this K&B so that i can understand easily what is it in every chapter or i can directly start working on this K&B.

Amarnath
 
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SCJP guide by K&B should be more than enough and IMO better than Complete Reference. You might want to practice coding, implementing examples given in the book as well as trying out the programming exercises. And the guide has everything explained clearly.
 
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I'm in similar condition as the Amarnath. I started delving into Java after graduating and going into the workforce. My first assignment and project was to work on an application by using Java. Since then, I have learned and adapted Java in my daily work and I'm happy to say so far that I'm able to complete my tasks, thanks to Google and helps from colleague. But I have no real background and have not attended any formal classes on Java.

Would it be difficult to sit for the the certification test and if anyone have any tips regarding the exam? Thank you so much
 
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Exam isn't that difficult. With proper practice and understanding one can easily score higher marks. You need to dedicate some time and study on a regular basis. Also concepts like- Generics, Collections and other APIs part of the syllabus need a bit of practice as people dont use them extensively in their work. Once you are familiar with the concepts and gain confidence you can try the mock exams- Examlab and one more book in the promo this week.
 
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So the exam is more theory-based? So it will cover on all the APIs available? Winning the book will definitely help me prepare for the exam

I have also heard about pattern design from my colleagues. Is that an important concept or just a general classification of functions and APIs?
 
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Don't expect design patterns related questions in SCJP/OCPJP.

They were included in SCWCD when I appeared for it.
 
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