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iamontheinet
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hi everyone,
i just cleared SCJP and now am thinking of going for SCJD but am kinda lost. can anyone give me pointers on how to go about the whole deal ? i know it involves an assignment and an exam but not sure how to start preparing.
(note : i have been coding in powerbuilder and oracle for quite some time now but do not have any coding experience in java/c/c++)
will appreciate any and all pointers !!!
thanx alot
go java !!
 
Ganeshram Janakiraman
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Hi IamontheNet:
Congrats on you SCJP . I finished this a year back.
I too am looking into SCJD seriously. I have given myself a 3 month time frame for preparation. Good luck to you
 
Gayatri Deshpande
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Hi!I just cleared my SCJP exam and have decide to give the developers exam.
Even I would like to know, how are we supposed to go about giving the exam.My background is very similar to "imonthenet".
Any tips would be really appreciated.
Gayatri
 
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Sorry for raining the parade, but I must remind 'iamontheinet' that PROPER NAMES ARE NOW REQUIRED!!
Please Read the JavaRanch naming policy for more details.
Javaranch appreciates your cooperation to comply with the official naming policy.
Ajith
 
Praveen Kannan
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hi guys,
I am also preparing for SCJD. I will be downloading the project in the next 2 weeks. Here is what i have done so far. First visit this site below to get the objectives clear.
http://suned.sun.com/USA/certification/devobj.html
Next, I went through a bunch of Java books to clear my concepts on the objectives. Especially Swings, Threads, RMI and Network programming. Now I am working on a program called BINGO which is provided by Sun Microsystem on their tutorial site, in putting it together. I think this program kinda sums up all the concepts mentioned in the above link. If anybody thinks this is too much preperation or have anymore advice for me please please please tell me.
Thank you
Praveen.K
PS:- here is the link to the Bingo Game. http://web2.java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/together/index.html
 
dhams des
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guys,
this is 'iamontheinet' - i have changed my user name.
praveen, thanx for the info. !! have u tried coding BINGO ? is there any way we can download the specs. and do it on our own ?
thanx
dhams
 
Praveen Kannan
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hi dhams des,
I am writing the code now from scratch. There are no such specs. I looked at what they had done and trying to re-create it. So far i have finished the server side and have finished designing the client side GUI. I guess i will go ahead any try both RMI and Socket programming to get a feel of things.
Praveen.K
Originally posted by dhams des:
guys,
this is 'iamontheinet' - i have changed my user name.
praveen, thanx for the info. !! have u tried coding BINGO ? is there any way we can download the specs. and do it on our own ?
thanx
dhams

 
dhams des
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hi praveen,
sounds like u're on a roll. if i were to do the same what would i require in terms of tools/books ? i'm all set in terms of hardware and i have jdk 1.3. do i need to download more stuff from sun ?
go java !!
 
Praveen Kannan
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hi dhams des,
I guess u r ready to go. I think u should take a look at the sun's tutorial site and download their source for Bingo and try running it, if haven't already done that.
Praveen.K
Originally posted by dhams des:

... if i were to do the same what would i require in terms of tools/books ? i'm all set in terms of hardware and i have jdk 1.3. do i need to download more stuff from sun ?
...

 
Nito Raj
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Hello Praveen,
Did you encounter any problem when you try to run the bingo project? I downloaded the Bingo on my machine(Windows NT)and
followed the instruction on online and try to run the BINGO game,
then I got the exception like this:
BINGO: Unknown exception on server startup
do you have any clue about this?
I dig up the code and found out that the file called Parameters.java and there's a method called getParameter(),
a line of code "String folder = System.getProperty("user.home");
does not return what expected, do i need to set up the "user.home" in somewhere?
Thanks,
Nito
 
Rudi Rolih
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Originally posted by Nito Raj:
Hello Praveen,
Did you encounter any problem when you try to run the bingo project? I downloaded the Bingo on my machine(Windows NT)and
followed the instruction on online and try to run the BINGO game,
then I got the exception like this:
BINGO: Unknown exception on server startup
do you have any clue about this?
I dig up the code and found out that the file called Parameters.java and there's a method called getParameter(),
a line of code "String folder = System.getProperty("user.home");
does not return what expected, do i need to set up the "user.home" in somewhere?
Thanks,
Nito
 
Max Habibi
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Originally posted by dhams des:
hi praveen,
sounds like u're on a roll. if i were to do the same what would i require in terms of tools/books ? i'm all set in terms of hardware and i have jdk 1.3. do i need to download more stuff from sun ?
go java !!

Hi Dhams,
At the risk my tooting my own horn, you may find my book to helpful. I suggest that thumb through it at your local bookstore, and see if it suits your needs.
All best,
M, author
The Sun Certified Java Developer Exam with J2SE 1.4
 
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