I am a student and am planning to do this certification and have few doubts regarding it..Kindly help.
* Could you clear SCJD just by reading books and programming or do you really need industrial experience ? * Is a single machine/server enough to test your code or do you need mutiple machines/servers ? * Are open source softwares enough to complete the assignment ?
You don't need industrial experience. Some experience in programming helps you to do the assignment, but SCJD is also a great way to get experience as a developer. It will take longer to complete if you are applying patterns or use networking for the first time, but you will learn a lot from doing it all.
A single machine is fine for development, as you can run the network server and multiple clients on it. It's probably a good idea to test on more than one machine if you can before submitting though.
Finally, I just used Sun's Java 1.4 SDK and the Eclipse IDE for the project. The SDK isn't open source, but it's all free
SCJP1.4, SCJD, SCEA (in progress)
posted 16 years ago
Thank you very much Ben.
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