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Your motivationg for taking the SCJA?

 
Noob Saibot
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I'm curious why people are taking this test? What are your goals and how is What is your motivation in taking the SCJA??

As for me, I'm an incoming college senior majoring in managerial economics and i want to take this test because i find programming interesting and I believe it'll be useful to me when I enter the "real world".

Actually to be more in-depth, 4 months ago I absolutely had no experience with programming. as-in nada. haven't even heard of a for-loop. A week before summer session was to start, I injured my foot and as a result took two java programming classes in a junior college. I guess I liked it and wanted to do something with it, so I read more and more. Now I'm hoping to take this test before I graduate.
 
Noob Saibot
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Wow there's a lot of typos in that. Mod can you fix the title and the first paragraph?

With no experience in programming, I find it quite difficult to study for this test. It seems that there is a shortage of material that teaches the relevant concepts. Sure there are the sun J2EE tutorial and the yahoo work-group links. But still, these tutorials seem to be geared towards CS people. I recently purchased the o'reilly JSP book (1st edition because i'm a broke college student) and to my suprise I learned most of the Java flavors from it. Been debating if I should take the Sun online classes, but it's rather $. I did however purchased the whizlab scja program, and to tell you the truth, it lacked any meaningful explanation to why I got this one question wrong. I dunno is there anyone on the same boat as me? or can anyone suggest any resources (books/efiles) that could help me out?
 
Stu Thompson
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I am currently studying for the SCJA. It seems to suit my background and goals...I have a BSCS, have several years of coding experience (mostly M$-specific, a fair amount of SQL), am returning from a four year venture into the dark side of technology (management), have just started a Java coding job, and am aiming to take SCJP, etc later on.

Studying for the SCJA has not been as easy as initially expected, but then again I am learning allot. My end goal is to be knowledgable about Java so the seemingly extra unnecessary (for the SCJA) information learned is OK with me.

I should sit the exam in the next few weeks and will be reporting back to the forum with my opinions on the exam itself, my study aids, and such.
[ August 28, 2006: Message edited by: Stu Thompson ]
 
Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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Here's a littel motivational blurb I wrote on my website, www.examscam.com

This exam covers a much wider breath of information, while not being so focusses on intricate details about GridBagLayouts and Java I/O. I think this will be the next big certification.

-Cameron McKenzie


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marc weber
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Originally posted by Noob Saibot:
Wow there's a lot of typos in that. Mod can you fix the title and the first paragraph?? ...

As much as I would like to correct things like this, my policy is to leave other people's words as they posted them. I only edit posts that violate JavaRanch policy -- e.g., copyright issues. (Okay... I sometimes insert Code Tags if that formatting is really needed for clarity, but that's not common in this forum.)

You can edit your own posts by clicking on the paper/pencil icon.

I will also take this opportunity to remind everyone: Please be careful with your spelling, and avoid using abbreviations.
[ August 28, 2006: Message edited by: marc weber ]
 
Neel Joshi
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Cameron McKanzie,

When will your SCJA Guide be availabe for purchase??? Neighter I am able to buy it from your site nor it's available on Amazon....
[ August 29, 2006: Message edited by: Neel Joshi ]
 
Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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WebSphere books are out. SCJA should be up in about a week or two. Thanks for the interest. Lots of free stuff on examscam.com in the meantime.
 
Nicholas Cheung
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Kameron,

I found that your book for RAD is just focus on 255 & 256, any plans for 257 and 258?

Thanks.
Nick
 
divya garg
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Hi All,

I am preparing for SCJA.
Someone told about ejavaguru.com.
Does anyone knows about it.

Thanks
Divya
 
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