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sonir shah
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Hey Valentin..Thanx for keepin in touch few days back and replying and solving my problems regularly.
Actually I dont know what to do.I have just a month in my hand and Everything is seeming to be very difficult.Will u belive I had read RHE , the whole book few days back, at when I again opened the book to read any matter, I am finding it completely new.I mean i am really not able to recollect anything.As u know my programming fundas are not that good.I would like to ask you, whether referring a book, should i go thrrough all the notes and tutorials?.Like Marcus's tuts, Sun's tuts, other notes?(along with jq+).please let me know as early as possible.
Have loads of tensions regarding this matter..
Kindly help
Sonir
 
Valentin Crettaz
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Hi sonir,
First calm down! Make yourself comfortable (as advised in the RHE ), evacuate your excess of nervosity by resting, taking a hike or whatever makes you calm down... You are not gonna achieve anything if you are to nervous, and that seems to be the problem with your reading of the RHE a few days ago. You said you did not remember anything, well, that's because you were not focused enough while reading it, I guess. The key to learning something is to be very focused on what you're doing and to take it one step at a time. By this I mean that first you should assimilate the RHE (since you have it). Read it chapter by chapter in sequential order. Do the exercise at the end of each chapter. You should not begin the next chapter before having totally grasped the current one. If you have specific questions, ask them. Build some small code that will show you the behavior of this and that method. Twist the code in all possible ways to catch the "universal" behavior of a method or class. Again, if you don't understand something, first try to make your gray cells work during a small amount of time (say 20 minutes). Then (and then only), if you still don't get it, post your code and ask for help. When you got the most of the chapter, move on to the next. Do this for every chapter until you get to the end. Each chapter can (and should) be completed with (Jane's, Velmurugan's, Sun's...) tutorial notes since the RHE is a very good book but not as complete as all tutorials together. Every tutorial has been written by a different person so you have different point of view for each topic and this is a good thing since you get the most out of the topic from different perspectives. Try and do that. What you shouldn't do, though, is taking mock exams before feeling comfortable with the basics, it will only make you loose your confidence in yourself and that's baaaaaad.
(Sidebar: I'm preparing for SCWCD right now, I've read plenty of books, written some server-side code but I haven't taken any mocks yet because I still think I need to learn a little more (Well, I admit, I don't have the time problem you have because of your voucher expiring soon))
When you are through the RHE intermingled with tutorials, exam notes and coding (should take 2 good weeks full time though), then begin with the mocks, JQ+ is a good choice (but not free), Try Marcus Green's mocks (they are good). You have plenty of choice out there, do the most as you can, it can only help you...
Don't hesitate to ask questions... But again, try to solve the problem by yourself before. Just posting the code, your question and getting the solution from someone else is not gonna be of much help to you...
Well, I can't learn for you, you have to take the trip alone and we will be along the way to help you when you need it...
Good luck and let us know if there is still confusion in your mind.
KEYPOINTS: be calm, focus, take one step at a time and correlate different sources of information.
HIH
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Valentin Crettaz
Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 Platform
 
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