• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
programming forums Java Mobile Certification Databases Caching Books Engineering Micro Controllers OS Languages Paradigms IDEs Build Tools Frameworks Application Servers Open Source This Site Careers Other Pie Elite all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
Marshals:
  • Campbell Ritchie
  • Paul Clapham
  • Ron McLeod
  • Jeanne Boyarsky
  • Tim Cooke
Sheriffs:
  • Liutauras Vilda
  • paul wheaton
  • Henry Wong
Saloon Keepers:
  • Tim Moores
  • Tim Holloway
  • Stephan van Hulst
  • Carey Brown
  • Frits Walraven
Bartenders:
  • Piet Souris
  • Himai Minh

SCJP 1.4 - Certification Books, Language Specification

 
Greenhorn
Posts: 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Since I am preparing for my certification (not full time) I noticed that SUN has changed to a new Certification with JDK 1.4.
I think I makes more sense to do 1.4. just to be most up-to-date.
Are there already any certification books announced or even already available?
Is the Java Language Specification beeing updated or did everything stay the same? (e.g. the Assert commands)
Thanks!
Marc
 
Author and all-around good cowpoke
Posts: 13078
6
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I have not heard of any books specifically for the 1.4 exam (310-035) but the objectives look like stripped down versions of the 1.2 exam (310-025) so an existing book and a copy of the objectives should work just fine. If I redo the Java 2 Exam Cram book we will just stick in notes on the chapters that only have to do with the 1.2 exam.
IMHO it was a mistake for them to drop the IO objectives.
Bill
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 1865
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Marc,
Although I don't have any information on study guides for the 1.4 exam, I can suggest that you try my mock exam which is fortuitously well adapted to the 1.4 exam. The most recent version of my exam has 71 questions covering inheritance, initialization, inner classes, casting, operators, control flow, and exception handling. The 71 questions are divided between three exams of 23 or 24 questions each. Each of the three exams contain questions from all of the above topics. After taking the first mock exam, you can study to correct your weaknesses and then you can take the next of the three exams. You will probably find that your score improves on each exam.
I have been adding new topics every few days, but I haven't done the AWT and IO topics yet. Apparently, there is no longer a need. On the other hand, I have already paid for my 1.2 voucher so I suppose that I need to study those topics anyway.
Like the 1.4 exam, my mock exam does not cover AWT and IO. Also, like the 1.4 exam, it dives a little deeper into each topic.
The next version of the exam will probably be up in a couple days. To keep the size of each exam down to about twenty questions, the next version will probably have four exams rather than only three. Also, I will probably offer additional exams that focus on a single topic so that SCJP aspirants can take topic specific mock exams as they move through their study guides chapter by chapter. I actually develop the questions in a set of xml files such that each file covers only a single topic so it won't be difficult to offer topic based pages on my web site.
The URL to my mock exam is contained in my signature.
Please take a look at my exam and let me know what you think. Val, the bartender, might prefer that you post any comments concerning the exam in the thread titled New Mock Exam.
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 91
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
JCertify 6.0 conforms to the new Java 1.4
platform Exam ( 310-035 ) and is available
now. It was released late last week.
We have been providing Certification solutions
and training since 1998 - when JCertify 1.0 was
first released.
JCertify 6.0:
http://www.enterprisedeveloper.com/jcertify
We also have an offering for the
existing 310-025 Exam ( Java 1.2 platform ).
Regards,
Dave
 
them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye singin' this'll be the day that I die. Drink tiny ad.
Free, earth friendly heat - from the CodeRanch trailboss
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paulwheaton/free-heat
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic