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Ashish Sarin
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Hello all,
Has anyone ever tried mock SCJD assignments available in the market ?
Is it worth buying them ?
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Hi Ashish,

From the few I've seen, I would say no. There's a mock assignment in my book, which we methodically solve with the reader.
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M
 
Ashish Sarin
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Then let me put my question in a different way. what is the demand of your book in the market ?
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It's a good book and I've found it very usefull. Just check out the reviews on Amazon.
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Hi Ashish,
You have also the JavaRanch's review reproduced here :
I got to read SCJD Exam book after passing the SJCD with a 151/155. So I know what is on the assignment and essay exam.
Of all the SCJD books that I have read, this book comes closest to presenting an application that resembles the actual assignment and without giving away the goodies.
You will find that you will not only learn everything you need to pass the SJCD, but you will also learn all the new features of Java SDK version 1.4. You'll learn about the New IO, Regex, Assertions, and Logging.
It will go over all the considerations that you must make for the SCJD assignment including Design decisions, Coding Standards and RMI vs Sockets. All very important parts of the SCJD.
If I could only say one thing negative, It would be that I feel a couple, very small couple of issues where handled with more complexity than was needed. But, that is just my opinion.
Overall I would say that this is the best book to buy if you want a book for the SCJD Assignment.
(Mark Spritzler - Bartender, March 2003)

Yes, it's a very good book which covers all parts and aspects of a typical SCJD assignment in a practical and very understandable way.
I have only one critic : the database global design is quite different from what we have to deal with in real assignments, as far as I know (one file per record instead of a classical multirecords db file).
Anyway, it's the best investment you can do to improve your chances to get SCJD, IMO.
Best,
Phil.
 
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Just figure things out urself
 
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Hi Billy,
I've seen in this thread that you passed with a little 325/400 (passing score = 320). So I have a question : did you read Max's book ?
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Phil.
 
Billy Tsai
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No I didnt.
I used this forum extensively.
 
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Originally posted by Ashish Sarin:
Then let me put my question in a different way. what is the demand of your book in the market ?
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ashish sarin

Quite good, really. I remember reading that it was the 30th best selling Java book on Amazon, and it's been given a 5 star review by Kathy Siera, who wrote the (Excellent) Java Certification book(which holds the number one spot). Kathy's also the founder of Javaranch, so her opinion's important to me.
However, the books isn't for everyone. You may, indeed, find a better fit out there. And as the co-moderator of this forum, I do provide free advice here.
Best regards,
M
 
Ashish Sarin
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Thanks for all the info. I did see the review at amazon.com. The book sounds good.
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ashish sarin
 
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