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I am new to the group and would like to request opinions. I would like to take the Developer's exam as a way to learn, but am not sure if this is a good idea - let me give some background.
My only Java experience is a one semester community college Java course (this year), followed by 4 months of studying for the SCJP exam, which I passed last week with an 84. I am a C++ developer and proficient with OO and patterns. I have a BS and MS in Computer Science. My intention is to lay out the cash for the Developer's assignment and "learn as I go", using the RHE book and others - the cash outlay would be my incentive to work hard and pass. Your advice is appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
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Well you passed the SCJP with a higher mark than I did, and I am almost finished the developer assignment. I also know that I learned a lot from the process. You experience with OOP helps, and if you know design patterns, you can quickly come up with a good architect of the assignment. Since you are given as much time as you need to complete the assignment, I think it would be a good idea to sign up for the test. Just be patient, and you will pass. Especially if you continue to post here at Javaranch, and let Peter help out. The posters at Javaranch are great, you get an answer without them giving away the assignment
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