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hi all u guys.
i have some q`s , i am new to java just recently started it.and currently learning visual j ++ as a part of college course .i have some programming experience of c++ and vb.
i want to become scjp also want to become a good programmer.
my q`s
1) how much time does it take to become a good enough java programmer to start thinking about scjp.
2)what books are best for new starters ans also for those who want to persue scjp.
3)i want to quickly move on to ecommerce dev using java .what path should i take to do that.
i need ur help.
thanks in advance
 
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1) From four to eight months depending of your previous programming experience (for example, OOP or no OOP?) and also depending on what score you want to pass the exam with (71% or 100%).
2) For the SCPJ2 exam, these two:
  a) The Complete Java 2 Certification Study Guide by Simon Roberts, Philip Heller, Michael Ernest.
  b) Java 2 (Exam Cram) by William Brogden.
And if you can find an old copy of Barry Boone's Java 1.1 Certification book, you should study it also.
3) For e-commerce, you will need to know Servlets and JSPs. Depending on which tier of the Enterprise system you work on, EJBs (Enterprise Java Beans) XML, JDBC and RMI. There's a book which I like (actually two):
  a) Mastering Enterprise JavaBeans and the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition by Ed Roman, and
  b) Professional Java Server Programming: with Servlets, JavaServer Pages (JSP), XML, Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB), JNDI, CORBA, Jini and Javaspaces.
 
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What about Exam Prep (the comnpanion book to Exam Cram)?
Also, do you feel that Java in a Nutshell acts as a good resource for the SCJP?
Thanks
 
Tony Alicea
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Java In a Nutshell is more of a REFERENCE book. Not for the beginner or someone preparing for the Certification Examination.
I don't have "Exam Prep" so I cannot opine.
 
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thanks for all the help!!
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In the book "The Complete Java 2 Certification Study Guide by Simon Roberts, Philip Heller, Michael Ernest" it is mentioned that the information discussed in chapters 11, 12 & 13 is not explicitely mentioned in the objectives, but should be considered essential background.
I know for a fact that questions directly related to these topics do appear in the scjp2 exam. For example, write method signatures for any one of the rendering methods.
Anybody preparing for the exam should go through these chapters very thoroughly.

 
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