Howdy, I am a short time reader and first time posted to this board. I am just now seeking to get my Sun Java Programmer Certification. I took a class in Java from a local college roughly 1997-8 (I think) Java 2 was first released. I have been dinking around with Java every since. Not really doing any ground up fully application coding but mostly playing around with coding card games for own amusement, and using some of my java skills during Data Warehousing consulting gigs, and also, doing some small Java Stored Procedure coding in Oracle. So, I am not the most knowledgable guy in Java Concepts and Theory, but I can do pratical coding and debugging. Well, I thought I would just study for a couple of days and go ahead and bang out the exam and get my certification. Boy was a I wrong. I brought the test exams from the Sun site, well, that was before I found this place. I was doing so badly on those, that I decide to go ahead and buy a book and do some serious on-line research. That is when I found this place. Now with the help on this board and the plethora of mock exam questions, solutions and references, I feel more ready. But by one biggest suggestion to everyone who is about to take the exam. Goes along the lines of RTFM. Read the Java Language Specification! It was those references here on this board that made me realize I just found the holy grail for those exam questions. I know it seems pretty obvious to some, but I almost missed it so I thought I would warn others. Take care. --SB
you're absolutely right, scott! i was reviewing for SCJP for about 3 months already with a few mock exams and 1 review book. i felt that i was 85% confident. i came across this site and the good Valentine Crettaz gave me additional guides. i started with the JLS and wow!.... i realized that i just know just half of what i need to know i just hope that by concentrating on the JLS, i'll be able to pass the exam. my boss is not that patient, he wants me certified asap all the best!
Just want to add, please go thru Dan Chisholm's site. He has a very good collection of questions based on the JLS. I found it quite difficult, but once I did that, many other mocks are proving easy. I am new to this site and I am planning to take the exam in Nov 1st week.