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Question about of version of J2SE for SCJD

 
Ravikiran Vishnuvajhala
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Hi,

I am not sure if this question was asked before or not, but following is my question -
- I am planning to take the SCJD exam. I would like to find out if anyone has completed the SCJD project assignment using J2SE 1.5? If you have used J2SE 1.5, please do guide me through the books I need to read and any additional stuff apart from that I would need to read before completing the project.

I went through http://faq.javaranch.com/view?ScjdFaq
and http://faq.javaranch.com/view?ScjdReadingMaterialFaq. Looks like, the book - " Sun Certified Programmer & Developer for Java 2: Study Guide (Exam 310-035), Third Edition by Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates " is very good, but I am assuming this is for J2SE 1.4. Please do let me know if that is not the case.

Or do you think it is not neccessary to work on the project using J2SE 1.5?

Thanks
Ravi
 
Daniel Dalton
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You have to use J2SE 5.0 (1.5.0) Tiger.

Take a look at the FAQs: SCJD FAQs under
Which version of SDK should I use?
and

How can I find out when a version of the JDK was released?


As for books, I referenced all sorts of books and online tutorials. If you are only going to get one book, I'd have to recommend Andrews book SCJD Exam with J2SE 5.
 
Trent DiBacco
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I just started working on the SCJD myself (URLyBird 1.2.2). I am using "SCJD Exam with J2SE 5" by Terry Camerlengo and Andrew Monkhouse. The book is very informative yet easy to read. I just read the chapters 4 on threading and found it to one of the best tutorials on the topic.
 
Ravikiran Vishnuvajhala
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Thanks a lot for your inputs. Do you think this book (SCJD Exam with J2SE 5, by Terry Camerlengo, Andrew Monkhouse) is sufficient or should I go through any other stuff online?

Also, can you please let me know what is the estimated time to complete this certification?

Thanks
Ravi
[ July 04, 2006: Message edited by: Ravikiran Vishnuvajhala ]
 
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