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SCJD Please guide me MASTERS !!!!!!! :o)

 
Arek Czarnoglowski
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Hello everyone,

I am quite new to JAVA just passed the SCJP on 80%. Never did any complicated program.
But as I am beginning to work in the IT industry I thought it would be a good programming experience to do SCJD. As I am new to it I have few questions to you all, about it. I would really appreciate any help thanks.

1.What are the best books to prepare to the exam. And if you could recommend any for a particular subjects such as: RMI, Databases, Locking or Threading.
2.I know in the assignment there is a need of writing your own database application. I am bit confused with this requirement. In java I have used JDBC to connect to a particular DB using drivers provided by the vendor. If that means I will have to write my own drivers and DB engine. Please clarify that for me.
3.Then what is the best way to approach the assignment. By that I mean what should be my first step. I thought of writing DB first then Client-Server and so on. Does that make any sense for you guys.
4.And the last I would appreciate any hints. Where to put most of my effort, what shall I pay particular attention on.

Thank you very much for all your help. I hope that soon I will become SCJD and will be able to offer my help on this forum for everyone that will need it.
Best regards
CzArNy
 
Herman Schelti
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hi CzArNy,

I just started myself.

4 questions, 3 answers:

1. I really like "SCJD Exam with J2SE 5" (Apress, 2005). It has an example-application and covers RMI, Locking, Threading etc.
Definitely worth buying.
2. The "database" is just a file. You will probably use the java.io.* package a lot.
3. I also work back-to-front (from database to client), and will later add locking, RMI etc.

Herman
[ May 08, 2007: Message edited by: Herman Scheltinga ]
 
Lucy Hummel
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Hi,

Welcome.

Here two links for further readings BooksFaq.

When I started, I read the topics of the last two months and use a lot the search button. Both actions helped me a lot.

Further, may I ask you to read the naming guideline and change your name so that is compliant.
 
Lucy Hummel
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Sorry,

here more obvious that they are TWO links

Here two links for further readings Books and Faq.
 
Quintin Stephenson
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Hi CzArNy

I have also just started working towards my SJCD.

I have also reasently purchased the "SCJD Exam with J2SE 5" (Apress, 2005) book. I am currently about half way through. It does seem a pretty good buy. It walks through a sample project in the same order as Herman Scheltinga said he working in (from the DB to the GUI). I will be working in a similar manner (ie. DB first).

I haven't purchased my voucher with Sun yet because I wanted to complete reading through the book first and play with the sample project. The reason for this is that this way I'm not discovering to many techniques that will be new to me at the time of completing my project.

Best of luck
Q
 
Arek Czarnoglowski
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Sir Yes Sir,

Sorry did not pay attention to it. It is my real name just like it written this way (up-lower-case) hope that is not a problem.
 
rinke hoekstra
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I would say: start reading this forum everyday, especially posts of people who passed with high scores.

And probably the most important thing: think simple and don't do anything which is not explicitly mentioned in the assignment. My impression is that most people do too much for the assignment. Any surpluss code which is not needed will not give you extra points; it can only cost you points. I've seen posts of people passing with incredible results, who made very simple applications with as little as possible functionality.
 
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