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SL-285 class as preparation?

 
Jeff Young
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Has anyone taken Sun's prep course for the Developer exam (SL-285) and then taken the Developer exam? I took SL-285 and found it to be pretty easy. I think my instructor was a little lame in the sense of not really covering a lot of stuff, but the material covered seems to be a lot simpler than what I have heard the test covers (and what's in the RHE book for instance). Any insight?
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Jeff
 
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Jeff,
I' d love to take SL-285 course...however the cost is too
prohibitive...are there any books that you could recommend that would be equivalent to the course materials....?
John
 
Erik carine
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the develop test focuses on Hashtables , runnable thread
Swing, and Rmi.
those 4 topics are 95% of the exam.
 
Chris Lexington
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Originally posted by Jeff Young:
Has anyone taken Sun's prep course for the Developer exam (SL-285) and then taken the Developer exam? I took SL-285 and found it to be pretty easy. I think my instructor was a little lame in the sense of not really covering a lot of stuff, but the material covered seems to be a lot simpler than what I have heard the test covers (and what's in the RHE book for instance). Any insight?
Thanks,
Jeff

Don't know if it's still relevant, but when I did the SL-285, the recommendation was to spend 3-6 months programming before doing the certification. The course was not helpful in either my work or in getting the SCJD, but was very enjoyable nontheless :-)
For SCJD, you can do the exam by downloading the assignment and cutting and pasting code creatively from the numerous bits of Java on the web, or by getting a group together and cutting and pasting each others code or any number of other short cuts. Or you can learn the language properly, program loads and then go pass the exam. Difference is, the certification will be worth something to you the second way !
 
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For SCJD, you can do the exam by downloading the assignment and cutting and pasting code creatively from the numerous bits of Java on the web, or by
getting a group together and cutting and pasting each others code or any number of other short cuts. Or you can learn the language properly, program
loads and then go pass the exam. Difference is, the certification will be worth something to you the second way !

You are so correct. It bothers me so much when I hear about people getting together to work on the Developer exam. Do your own work! I worked my butt off completely on my own without even a certification book to finish the assignment. I don't want to be put on the same level as someone who took the easy road and plagerized (sp?).
Myakishnock
 
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Originally posted by Myakishnock:
For SCJD, you can do the exam by downloading the assignment and cutting and pasting code creatively from the numerous bits of Java on the web, or by
getting a group together and cutting and pasting each others code or any number of other short cuts. Or you can learn the language properly, program
loads and then go pass the exam. Difference is, the certification will be worth something to you the second way !

You are so correct. It bothers me so much when I hear about people getting together to work on the Developer exam. Do your own work! I worked my butt off completely on my own without even a certification book to finish the assignment. I don't want to be put on the same level as someone who took the easy road and plagerized (sp?).
Myakishnock


I agree completely, I am not ready for this yet, but I am visiting this forum to get some insight. My comment is that you won't be on the same level as someone who took the easy road. Sooner or later their lack of true understanding will show up in their work. Where as you will actually know what you are doing.
Good luck.
 
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hi,
how long should i exactly prepare for developer exam.is it easy!!!is there any good valuable book ??
is any course recommended, i just a need a guide line to write this exam.pls help me
 
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