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Bob Law
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I am leaving in a few minutes to go take the SCJA exam. I will let you all know any advice I can offer on it after I pass it.
 
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Okay I passed the test no problem. Sorry for the delay and letting you all know any advice I can offer.

Objectives 1-4 make up about 75% percent of the questions so don't stress to much over objectives 5-8. Being a skilled Java programmer will not help you on this exam as much as just know object oriented design concepts. Most of the questions that have to do with code are not to tricky and the correct answer seems to be the only one with the proper syntax.

If you have studied computer programming and learned the design concepts I think this test is very passable with minimal studying.

The ePracitce exam from Sun I though was a wonderful study tool. There were even a couple of questions on my exam that were right out of it with only reworded answer choices. With the lack of material out there I think it is well worth the 35 bucks just to know the depth of which you need to go into topics and the types of questions.

Just pass exam the exam and get your cert and start working on the SCJP exam. I doubt this certifcation will get you to more than causing whomever is reviewing your resume to pause simply because they have never heard of the certification before and wonder what it is. Well at least that is what my boss did when I asked him to sign off on the reimbursement form.
 
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Congratulations!!!
 
Sudha Jagannathan
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Congratulations. Could you please tell us what material you used for preparing for the exam?

Thanks
SJ
 
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Material I used for the exam:

*Head First Java
*Various notes found around the web, many are linked to from the yahoo group for SCJA. I can�t access that site from work or else I would give you the links directly. A young lady who has her blog linked on that page going by the screen name nerdgrl has made some wonderful notes public. I don�t want to take credit for anyone elses work or else I would post a link to all the notes I gathered up and put into one file.
*the uml guide from Head First was helpful. The link no longer works because Head First Objects will soon be released and will cover it.
*I also found the epractice exam from Sun to be very helpful just to get a feel for the depth of the test.
 
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