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Has anyone had any experiences (or heard of any) with a so-called "fast path" certification class? There is a Java conference coming to New York in March and part of the offering is a "fast path" certification course, taught by Philip Heller. It is two days, at the end of which you take the exam on-site. I have been studying on my own for awhile, have taken Sun SL-275, but I'm not sure if this is the best circumstance to take the exam. I would love to take the course, though. I guess it's anxiety about the possibility of a public failure (my boss is giving the OK for the company to pay for the conference and course). Has anyone been through something similar? I would like to hear from you.
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i would attend , what is the cost of this 2 sessions ?
 
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Val -
The cost is $1995 which includes the two day "Java University", one option is the certification track, but there are others, plus the three day conference, plus night sessions. I definitely want to attend the conference and get training, I'm just concerned about rushing into taking the exam too soon. I think I may go for it though. By the way, information on the conference can be found at www.javacon2001.com
 
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I am going to take SL-285. Does anybody have a word on this class good or bad?
 
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Yeah...Expensive! If your company is paying, then go for it. If you're paying, then save some money and study on your own. I think taking a 2 day crash course will teach you how to pass the exam, but it may not necessary teach you JAVA. I can almost guarantee you that you won't be ready to work on a serious JAVA project after a 2-day crash course.
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