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Time allowed to take SCJD

 
Sam Tilley
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Hi guys,
Given normal work hours how long would you expect (or took if you have taken it) to take to complete the assignment? And how long have people taken in the past to study for the exam?
Sorry to put such a vague question but i have looked around the links and checked past messages but couldn't find an estimate on time. I know its a bit of a vague question but any help would be great.
I am currently studying an online Masters in IT but crazily was thinking about running the SCJD alongside it and doing it in my breaks and quiet weeks, so that when i have finished my masters of i take a break i can finish the SCJD (i really need to buff up my Java knowledge and figure this is a good way of doing so). So if i could get an idea of how long it takes people who are just doing the SCJD i can work out if i can fit it in or not. What is the shortest length of time anywone has taken in?
I was also going to buy Max's book, i would buy Kathy's but already have SCJP.
Thanks for any help, it is much appreciated
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Tony Collins
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I'd buy Max's book it's very good.
I'd say how long the project take depends on how much you want to get out of it. I'd say 3 months but even then you can't be sure it's perfect there are so many pitfalls in the spec.
Tony
 
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Hi Sam,
Max's book is great. There has even be a post from Kathy saying that if you have already got your SCJD you should by Max's book in preference to hers (or buy both if you've got lots of cash ).
In this thread I suggested 3 weeks at 40 hours a week (120 hours). Max thought I was underestimating - it should be 3 months at 10 hours a week (130 hours).
Regards, Andrew
 
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