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Getting Started

 
Kris Reid
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I am looking at where to start the cert.

Do you guys recommend using any books?
SCEA study guide by Paul Allen has really bad reviews.
SCEA study guide by Mark Cade doesn't have any, what do you think?

How did you guys start?
 
Paul Wong
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When I started my SCEA, what I found most useful are the tutorials and mock exams on the web. I had Mark Cade's and it was good, just that it did not cover many things which were in the exam. JWhiz for SCEA also provided some good reading material which are solid.
 
Kris Reid
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Thanks Paul

I think you are the first person I have seen with all Java Certs.
Nice Job!

How long did it take you?
 
Ali Hussain
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I think you are the first person I have seen with all Java Certs.


Missing SCWCD
 
Paul Wong
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Haahaa. Yeah, just missing SCWCD. That's because I jumped into java a bit late. The SCWCD beta offer ended as I was taking my SCJP back in 2001. All in all, it took about 3 years of dragging my feet with SCEA. Most of the certs were thru Sun Beta Certification offers, like many helpful people here.
All the best...!!!

P.S. Been doing Web Application since I started working, so the cert was not very necessary.
 
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