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New to this Technology - Where to start preparing for SCMAD exam

 
Bharat Roy
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Hello everyone,

I am totally new in this area. So much that I know nothing about this topic. But I believe that mobile development will grow tremendously in future, so its a good certification to take.

I have already gone through other threads in this forum, but found that no one is TOTAL beginner here. So here are my questions/doubts:

(1) Which books to study (Kindly mention in sequence, like first this one then this one and so forth). Kindly provide the Publisher Name, Author and Book name.

(2) Are there some specific study guides available for this exam (I doubt . )

(3) Being a Software Engineer, what kind of jobs should I expect after studying these topics and clearing exam.

(4) Which software to download? If possible, provide the URL please.

(5) If I study for this exam **FULL TIME** , how much time will it take to prepare for the exam.

(6) Any other links/URLs

(7) Why there are so little threads in this forum???

Thanks.
[ December 23, 2004: Message edited by: Ankur Bhatt ]
 
Tomas Conway
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(2) The basic reading material for this exam is found in the specifications and APIs that the exam is based on -

Java Technology for the Wireless Industry 1.0

CLDC 1.0

CLDC 1.1

MIDP 2.0

Wireless Messaging API 1.1

MMAPI 1.1


(3) This might be obvious but I think the answer is J2ME programming jobs. :roll:


(4) For developing software you should download a J2ME emulator ("Wireless Toolkit" in Sun's parlance). You can find what you need, and other things J2ME, here.


(6) www.scmad.com is a good place to start.

(7) SCMAD isn't as popular as other Java exams, I guess. If mobile development does indeed "grow tremendously in future" then I would expect the popularity of this forum to grow as well

For my thoughts on preparing for the exam check out this thread.
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Bharat Roy
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Thank you Tomas. That was really helpful. CONGRATS, your score was great
Didn't you use any book?
 
Tomas Conway
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Originally posted by Ankur Bhatt:
Didn't you use any book?


There are no SCMAD books yet, although there are some J2ME books which may be helpful. Chapters from some of the J2ME books can be downloaded from www.scmad.com. I didn't use any books, I was able to find enough material from online resources.
 
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