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Guide me plz!!!! thanks in advance

 
afia tabassum
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hi! I hav decided to take my scjp1.4 exam and iam very interested in java.
The problem is i know very little programming and dont have any real time experience. But still i hav the confidence that i can learn it quickly and i hav also bought the khalid mughal book.But i was bit discouraged when i learned that writing the exam needs some real time experience.

Obviously i dont want to fail and i want to know the actual methodology of study for a begginer like me.And would it b wise of me to take the exam without any actual training in this field?

Thanks
Afia
 
sameer inamdar
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Hi afia.
This is the first doubt and most common from the students or aspirantswho dont have experience. Please consider the following facts

1. There is no corelation between the experience of working in java (though this can be made up with lots of practice and coding examples) and passing the exam.
2. Even i can add more that its not even necessary that good programmers pass the exam or one who pass the exam is a good programmer. Though i just consider the fact that it adds some weight to your resume and sell yourself.
3. In fact the exams are itself a marketing strategy from the vendor here its like sun..
4. and the good news is that Sun is more focused to get market share and thus wants more certified professionals hence , made the exams more easy.


Joining to this group and selecting good book to read all the concept is good idea. Once your basics are clear
I advice you to do as many mocks and examples you can.
Please type code when you r trying to learn any concept and start thinking as a professional and developer (this attitude comes when you have some experience).

In fact you have more advantages than a working professional. As you can give more and more time and focus on the exam objectives. Just proper plan and hard work will take your score to 90 + in the exam

I wish you best of luck and hope future interaction as i am also preparing for the same this month

sameer..
 
sameer inamdar
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I started to work on concepts and reading the following most of the time

www.javaworld.com Articles to clear concepts.
the documentation from sun.
and offcourse to meet and discuss with people with similar goals at this wonder ful place.

I am following the books as every one prefer khalid. but there is enough material available we just need proper plan and commitment.

Please mail me at sji1979@yahoo.co.in for faster response. Every one who would like to share information please do mail.
 
Priyanka Sardesai
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Hi afia,
As per my experience for SCJP. Follwing are the things that really help me for SCJP -
* K&B book
* Dan's mock test
* Maha anna's link about threads

Priya
 
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