Originally posted by Quentin Ng:
Will there be any other new or upgrade exam upcoming in 2004?
Well, like it or not, the J2ME specifications covered by the certification are distributed over a number of JSRs so you can't just read one spec and be done with it. I trust that there will be an all-in-one study guide for this exam too, soon...
but isnt there a specification just right for the SCMAD exam?
Nor do I. It was a joke...
i dont put logos on my business card. our company make the business card for us.
Originally posted by Kathy Sierra:
Well, we just survived the development of the exam. Michael Yuan was there *in spirit*, as he lead the development of the original objectives and influenced the nature of many of the questions -- keeping them heavily focused on performance and portability issues whenever possible. There are no questions on anything that is device/vendor-specific.
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention -- Michael's book, although covering primarily areas which are not on the exam, was still a big favorite of the developers during the exam creation workshop. Particularly the stuff on wireless messaging! He explained things in a way that actually *make sense* where the spec is more confusing to read. And his examples on reading and writing record stores were extremely clear and helpful.
Originally posted by Mark Spritzler:
No books have been released for this new exam. Although when Beta time comes around I am sure that Kathy and Bert will have some sample chapters of an upcoming Head First book on this exam.