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Level of study required for SJCP

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Hi All,
Can somebody tell that what is the level of study needed for certification exam. Because some Mock exams have questions related to individual methods of class that to which class they belong. Or they belong to a certain class or not. So this becomes test of memory rather than test of logic or test of ability to interpret the right code.
Like I have not worked in Layouts but after study now I know that what can be done with Layouts. After seeing code I can tell in what way this code is going to behave. But do I also need to remeber individual methods of Layout classes for my preperation. And all other classes which are on Java exam onjectives.
If yes then which classes method should be looked in detail.
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Muhammad Ali
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You should certainly know all methods of certain fundamental classes, such as Thread and Object. Also the more commonly used methods in String, but you don't have to have the obscure methods. Let the objectives be your guide.
The best way to learn Layouts is to write some test programs and experiment with them.
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Well Ali,
If u r planning just to pass the exam, it may take 2/3 months continuous study. But i think if u try to learn all fundamental aspects of SCJP syllebus u have to study some parts outside Java as u 'll get in Khalid's book ---- and u'll enjoy the second way. If u try to feel Java,u'll find it helpful when going for Advanced Java. Otherwise u'll get something horrible waiting for u when coding in J2EE, Servelet/JSP,JDBC,Swing,Data Structure & Algorithm,Network Programming,RMI/CORBA,Jini etc. Ultimately u have to work with them if u r going to be a software developer. So grasp the fundas with confidence taking time. It may still take 3/5 months or more dedicated study (and pleasure) ....depending on ur previous IT experience or involvement. BTW, these r only my personal view and experienced ranchers may help u further in this topic.....

Muhammad Ashikuzzaman (Fahim)
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java� 2 Platform
--When you learn something, learn it by heart!
[This message has been edited by Ashik uzzaman (edited September 16, 2001).]
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